The IDITAREAD is a reading incentive program based on the elements of the Alaskan Iditarod sled dog race. The CCHS IDITAREAD usually starts in March. Classroom teachers play the part of the mushers and their classes play the part of the dog teams. Each team competes to advance through 26 checkpoints to be the first team to reach Nome. Students read at home each night and return signed reading slips each morning to their musher (teacher). When enough reading time is logged, the musher informs headquarters (the library) and the team is advanced on the headquarters map.
The winning team will provide a home for our IDITAREAD mascot, Togo, for the rest of the school year. Togo is a beautiful stuffed Alaskan Malamute. A red lantern will be lit and placed in the school entrance foyer at the start of the race. The lantern will be delivered to the last team to complete the race.
When teams reach the halfway point of the race, they will receive a reward. When teams complete the race, they will receive a certificate and a sled dog button. The teams will also enjoy a visit from Mark Turner, a musher from Livermore, and his team of sled dogs!
READ LIKE A SLED DOG RUNS! MUSH ON!
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