The Washington Capitals would like to congratulate fifth-grade teacher Emily Martinez and her class at Bannockburn Elementary School in Bethesda, Md., for being selected as the October winners of the Caps@School contest. As the first monthly contest winners of the 2012-13 school year, Martinez won a special Washington Capitals visit and Chipotle burrito party for her entire class after she used the “Sellout Crowd” and “Capitals History” worksheets to teach her math curriculum. In addition to using the worksheets, Martinez encouraged her students to do online research about the Capitals to verify information as a way to teach them about reliable resources.
At the school the students enjoyed burritos, chips and salsa courtesy of Chipotle. They were joined by Caps mascot Slapshot who took photos and danced with the students. Each student also received a Washington Capitals goody bag and a Slapshot card.
Through the Caps@School program, the Capitals are making available to local educators a free, online curriculum-enhancing teaching tool for first- through sixth-grade classes. The Caps@School website features hockey-themed lesson plans, stories, educational games and more.
Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., teachers can enroll their classes for free and download lesson plans at the Caps@School website at CapsAtSchool.com.
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