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Here are some suggestions for your Yukon Quest for Learning:

Jan. 10 

Start thinking about your classroom Yukon Quest displays. There are some really good examples on the Quest Classroom page. I did a video explaining my last big display last year.

Jan. 11

I've added a new page Teaching the Yukon Quest. It's an attempt to explain what I used to do in the classroom - with lots of links to resources I used.

Jan. 12

Take a look at the Student Race Book / Manual documents and print the ones you can use in your class. (This makes a great hand out to students and something they can keep.)

Jan. 13 (We won't usually post on weekends)

The Teaching the Yukon Quest document is now complete. Hope it helps with an overview and provides some ideas to get started.

Jan. 15

This is a good time to start giving students an idea of what the Yukon Quest trail looks like. Here are some ideas we have gathered.

Jan. 16

Today's suggested activity is to start the Yukon Quest Reading Challenge. This is a great activity for classes or your whole school. You can get everyone involved. Nancy Dilley, a librarian in Minneota, Minnesota is organizing a reading challenge in February for I Love to Read Month for grades K-6. We're looking forward to hearing how it goes and posting anything she may send along.

Jan. 17

Todays suggested activity is to start the Yukon Quest Writing Challenge. I've provided some scenarios and examples to get you started. Any kind of writing assignment is great to start. And don't forget The Yukon Quest (Short) Story Contest back. You can find more information about it at Yukon Quest Short Story Contest

Jan. 18

Meet some of the officials for the Yukon Quest. Two of the more visible "teams" are the Race Officials and Race Veterinarians. We asked the leaders of these teams some pre race questions. Maybe you or your students will have some too. If so, send them in and we'll see if we can get some answers.

Jan. 19 

Today's suggested activity is an art project.  Have your students create something like this:  All the directions on how to do it can be found on the website - Paint on All the Tables.

Jan. 23

Today's suggested activity is Yukon Quest math. The food drop took place over the weekend and provides a good place to try a bit of math. Here are some examples.

While we're suggesting math activities, the Yukon Quest Math Challenge has more examples.

Jan. 24

By now, you and your students may have lots of questions. Use the Ask a Good Question page to send us those questions and we'll do what we can to get you an answer.

Jan. 25

We'll be heading to Fairbanks next week for the race start. If you're interested in a Skype chat with us, now is a good time to schedule it. You can ask for a chat anytime, but we may get busy as the race gets going. We would request a couple days notice to make the arrangements.