The Washington Capitals would like to congratulate Jill Flynn and her special education students at Brookfield Elementary School in Chantilly, Va., for being selected as the December winners of the Caps@School contest. As the monthly contest winner, Flynn won a special Washington Capitals visit and Chipotle burrito party for her class, as well as tickets to the Jan. 12 Washington Wizards game at Verizon Center.
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Flynn used the Caps@School lesson plan “Skates ‘n’ Shapes” math worksheet to teach her K-6 students about the basic geometric shapes that exist on a hockey rink. After completing the worksheet, the students then created their own ice hockey rinks using colored construction paper.
At the school, Slapshot visited with the students while they enjoyed burritos, chips and salsa courtesy of Chipotle. During the visit the students did a question-and-answer activity with Slapshot using a white board in the classroom.
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 lesson plans with Caps players, player fun facts, stories and more.
Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., teachers can enroll their classes for free and start to download lesson plans at the Caps@School website at CapsAtSchool.com.