Preschoolers get hands-on roping instruction
Laurie Thompson’s Center-Stanton afternoon preschool class got some hands-on roping experience last week during Western Day. Drew Erhardt told the class about the ropes cowboys use and why they rope cattle, demonstrated how to rope a calf, and then gave students a chance to try their hands at roping Buford the practice steer.
“I liked it when I caught the horn,” Auslyn Manifold said. “It was so much fun!”
Western Day was part of a week spent learning about the letter “w.” Preschool students wore cowboy hats to school, beaded western necklaces, and used candies shaped like cowboy hats, cowboy boots, spurs and horseshoes to do a math lesson about graphing.