The Washington Capitals would like to congratulate Erin Kolarik and her middle school students at St. Martin’s Lutheran School in Annapolis, Md., for being selected as the January winners of the Caps@School contest. As the monthly contest winners, Kolarik and her students won a special visit to Kettler Capitals Iceplex to watch a Capitals practice and meet Caps defenseman John Erskine. The middle-schoolers were also treated to a burrito party courtesy of Chipotle.
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Kolarik, a math teacher at St. Martin’s, used the Caps@School math lesson plans and player fun facts to develop an engaging station activity for her students. Students were given player fact sheets that each had missing clues, and had to solve math problems to find the solutions associated with the missing facts.
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.