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Educate Your Kids With Caps@School
Calling all elementary school educators! Caps@School is a program designed to enhance learning in the elementary classroom by using the sport of hockey and the Washington Capitals as a way to teach a unique curriculum. Not only is it educational, it’s a whole lot of fun! Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC elementary school educators can sign up for Caps@School on the Washington Capitals’ official website. By joining the program, teachers unlock lesson plans provided by other educators that will motivate student learning. In addition to lesson plans, the program provides games, player photos, downloadable inspirational posters, contests, and fun player facts. Did you know Karl Alzner’s favorite book in elementary school was Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss? Or that Troy Brouwer’s favorite subject in school was history?
Even though the Caps@School program is designed for educators, parents can also download the educational game sheets to provide their kids with activities to do in the car while driving to Caps Games. It beats the whines of “Are we there yet?” from the back seat. It’s fun, informative and it’s free.
Caps@School has a contest for teachers, too. According to the website, any teacher who submits a completed lesson plan from one of their students or tells us how they used the program in their classroom will automatically be entered to win autographed items, tickets to a Caps game, or a visit from Slapshot who will lead a Caps rally in their classroom.
To learn more about this exciting, educational opportunity visit www.capsatschool.com.
Learning + Caps Hockey = Success!