Mar 14

Kicking off Focus Week with Alaska Books!

3b was the first of the 3 groups to receive their books on Alaska. In reading, all literature circle books are based on a dog sled theme. 3c and 3a will get their books next week.

We first watched a documentary about Balto to learn the history of the iditarod, and then we selected which book we wanted to read.

The three books for our book groups are

* Balto: the bravest dog ever
*Stone Fox
*Dog Diaries: Togo

We learned that both Balto and Togo were part of the dog sled teams that ran medicine to sick children to Nome, Alaska. It is the run that has inspired the iditarod, today.