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Mush! Sled dog team visit kicks off four-week unit at Loves Park Elementary

By Corina Curry

LOVES PARK – Fourth-graders at Loves Park Elementary School learned the the ways of the musher today when they got a special visit from the Breakaway Kennels sled dog team.

It’s the kickoff of a four-week, cross-curricular unit on the famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Students will read books about the race, debate whether it’s humane, and study the topography of the race route and the dynamics of the sled dog team and follow come a musher’s progress through the race. The that race begins each year on the first Saturday of March in Sled downtown Anchorage, Alaska.

“This is the best day of the cheap mlb jerseys year,” said teacher Andrea Cox. “Doing a unit like this gets the kids engaged. They absolutely love it and eat it up. They’re doing research. They’re doing math problems. They’re doing fractions. They’re doing hands-on. They’re reading books.

“They’ve been excited all morning. ‘The musher cheap jerseys is coming today.’ ”

The musher is Richie Camden, a 2003 Boylan Catholic High School graduate who races sled wholesale mlb jerseys dog teams under the banner of Breakaway Kennels, of Hillsboro, Missouri. Camden has been racing for about five years, mainly in the Midwest.

He’s been speaking to elementary school students for about four years and will give a presentation at Boylan on Thursday. Camden uses his experiences racing and training dogs as teaching moments for kids. He uses Staffelberg the concept of the sled dog team to stress the importance of teamwork.

“I want them to not only learn about the sport cheap mlb jerseys but also about life,” Begins Camden said.

The stars of Camden’s presentation are Fleury and Koivu, two Siberian Huskies that students get to help harness and play games with during their visit. A handful of students got to put on harnesses and help Fleury and Koivu take the sled for a lap around a room in the basement of Grace Lutheran Church, across the street from the school.