Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Jeopardy Review: the class formed teams by color houses and Played Jeopardy Iditarod. 
A student shared,"This was awesome!"
Iditarod Missing Sled Dog Story 

Checking out Musher Standings.
Look here it is!
Iditarod Mushers over Rainy Pass

ADN Iditarod ~ Check out the mushers

Iditarod the Last Great Race

"Alaska... Where men are men and women win the Iditarod"
Following their mushers!
Woman Mushers 
Susan Butcher is also the only person ever to win the 1,161 mile Iditarod three consecutive times

Dee Dee's best place in the Iditarod was 2nd in 1993 

Libby Riddles became the very first woman to ever win the Iditarod in 1985. 

Mary Shields was one of two women to be the first to participate in the Iditarod Trail Race in 1974.

DeeDee "Pretty in Pink"

Angie number #40 in Anchorage

 Angie's Mushing Adventures
My Dream, My Love and My Life . . .
     I grew up and have lived most of my life in Ketchikan, Alaska. I was the first person from Ketchikan to compete in and complete the Iditarod. This will be my second running of Iditarod. I completed the 2011 Iditarod in 13 days 1 hour 49 minutes and 24 seconds. I came in 43rd out of 63 mushers. I had the time of my life and I hope to take what I learned on my inaugural run and improve on my second run down the trail to Nome!!
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Taggart into Mcgrath 

Angie at the Iditarod starting point (Willow)   
Ketchikan Musher  Ketchikan Musher

Angie taking care of her dogs in Skwentna. In the cold and dark.

Friday, February 22, 2013

French and Indian War

How do images help to tell a story? 
Students are retelling the French and Indian War by using a comic strip.  Then, they will retell using the content on the poster or the timeline. Comic Lesson

Create a Word Cloud

Britain and France had competed for land in North America for many years.

French and Indian War Brainpop
Label each state and color the states like the French/Indian War

French and Indian War 4:18

French and Indian War 29:03

Friday, February 15, 2013

Elizabeth Peratrovich Celebration

In the past, Ms. Scudero and I honored and celebrated Elizabeth Peratrovich Day (February 16th) together. This year, Ms. Scudero and I planned a school-wide celebration! We had behind the scenes people helping like Mrs. Nelson. Each grade did a presentation. 
Our special thanks to all who helped to make our celebration a success.

Food Handlers

 The Program Begins!

Hi, my name is Kaiden. I would like to thank everyone for coming. This is our first school wide Elizabeth Peratrovich Celebraion. The whole 5th grade is going to give a hand. Now some of the school has some programs for you. Now, you can sit back and watch what we have for you.

February 16, The Alaska State House and Senate and Governor Steve Cowper designated February 16th as the first Elizabeth Peratrovich Day in 1988. Ever since third grade my classmates and I studied Elizabeth Peratrovich. Megan

Future Leaders giving speeches

Kindergarten Moiety and Song 

First Grade Song


2nd Grade ANS Sash
3rd Grade Poem

5th Grade Writers

Refreshments are Ready

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Celebration

An Angry Valentine
If you won't be my Valentine
I'll scream, I'll yell, I'll bite.
I'll cry aloud, I'll start to whine
If you won't be my Valentine.
I'll frown and fret, I'll mope and pine, and
It will serve you right ---
If you won't be my Valentine
I'll scream, I'll Yell, I'll Bite!
Myra Cohn Livingston

  1. Player A rolls both dice.
  2. Player A forms an ordered pair that shows (e.g. (3, 2) or (2,3)) and
    places one of his/her markers on that intersection on the Gridlock mat.
  3. Player B rolls both dice.
  4. Player B forms the ordered pair that shows (e.g. (4, 5) or (5,4)) and
    places one of his/her markers on that intersection on the Gridlock mat.
  5.  If the possible spaces are already occupied, the player loses his/her turn and does not place a    
      marker on the mat.
  6. Play alternates back and forth until one player gets three markers in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally. (Additional rules on grid lock link)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Elizabeth Peratrovich

Elizabeth Peratrovich Movie
elizabeth wanamaker peratrovich

Elizabeth Peratrovich started civil rights movement for Alaska Natives Elizabeth Peratrovich started civil rights movement for Alaska Natives Video

Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich (1911-1958) She was a Tlinget Alaska Native and succeeded to help end racial discrimination against Alaska Natives.   
National Womens History Museum
Students' are reading Remembering a Civil Rights Leader by Dana Ruaro
  • They will be writing 3 facts that you learned.
  • What surprises did you learn as you read about Elizabeth.
  • Elizabeth spoke for the people. In her speech, she said . . .
  • How Did Their Efforts Affect Me? (Elizabeth Peratrovich and Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Roy and Elizabeth moved from Klawock to Juneau in 1941 seeking employment. They were not allowed to lease the house of their choosing due to their race. Non-Indians associating with Indians were refused service. Signs were everywhere saying: "No Indians Allowed" and "White Trade Only." The ANB and ANS, with Roy and Elizabeth, decided it was time to again approach the Legislature regarding discrimination against Indians. As Elizabeth stood before the all-male Legislature, the packed gallery was tense with expectation. "I would not have expected," said Elizabeth in a strong steady voice, "that I, who am barely out of savagery, would have to remind gentlemen with five thousand years of recorded civilization behind them of our Bill of Rights. (Ruaro, 2006) 
The senate passed the bill by a vote of 11 to 5. 

The Anti-Discrimination Act was signed on February 16, 1945,  We honor her on February 16th (Alaska State Holiday). 1988, the Alaska Legislature established The Annual "Elizabeth Peratrovich Day".

I was sharing the Elizabeth Peratrovich speech.

I was telling my speech to the class.

I was talking about Elizabeth Peratrovich and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Alaska Digital Archives
I was writing down what I learned about Elizabeth Peratrovich.
She's writing the discrimination speech
He wrote, "She had to remind them a lot."

Write 3 facts that you learned