Friday, August 21, 2009

ABCs with the C-A-P-S

Back-to-school time is literally right around the corner but this year, there's a new game in town to help make learning a little more fun and exciting! The Washington Capitals have implemented a new program called Caps at School, a curriculum-based teaching tool designed for fourth, fifth and sixth graders.

Caps at School was created to provide Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C., elementary school educators with resources that integrate hockey and Washington Capitals players into teaching lessons for math, language, art, health and physical education. This unique program offers engaging, classroom-ready lesson plans that will capture the attention of students and allow classes that complete the lesson plans the opportunity to win Caps prizes. Now that's my kind of education!

Students (and future Caps fans for life) will learn math using NHL most valuable player Alex Ovechkin’s statistics - (you might need one of those fancy calculators for that one)! Capitals captain Chris Clark will help students hone their reading skills, while Matt Bradley will explain creative ways to be environmentally responsible in a fun art activity. We got the chance to see Bradley play professor during last season's Capitals Red Line and he was quite the educator! Meanwhile, big "D" Mike Green will pitch in on the phys ed front by teaching different ways to become more healthy and active.

So all you great teachers, be sure to get this on your lesson plan! Local teachers can enroll their classes for free and start to download lesson plans immediately at Hockey Mom wants to express her utmost admiration and give a big high five to all you teachers out there - hope you all have a fabulous school year! Now if we could just get the Caps to do a rendition of Schoolhouse Rock....


Karen said...

i wish they had something geared more towards the apathetic high schooler. i do try to incorporate sports injuries into my anatomy tests, though. :)

Anonymous said...

This is so cool. Good for them!

Hockey mom from NC