The Washington Capitals would like to congratulate Laurie Muchnick and her fifth-grade class at Stonegate Elementary School in Silver Spring, Md., for being selected as the March winners of the Caps@School contest. As the monthly contest winner, Muchnick – who used the Caps@School mini-stories with her students to help with their reading comprehension – won a special Washington Capitals visit and Chipotle burrito party for her class.
At the school Slapshot was greeted by an enthusiastic classroom of students as he delivered burritos, chips and salsa courtesy of Chipotle. Slapshot visited with the students and played word games with them on the whiteboard while they ate lunch. Each student got to take home a puck autographed by a Washington Capitals player, a Caps T-shirt and a poster.
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