I was privileged to be able to take my class to the NFR Exceptional Rodeo today. This is a chance for some of the special education population to attend an event that allows them to try the different activities the rodeo performers do during the NFR (at a much smaller scale of course) as well as meet some of the professionals. Each student got a cowboy/cowgirl hat, t-shirt, roping rope (if they asked for one and you know Justin wouldn't pass that opportunity up!!), and a trophy. Ginny and Justin were asked if they wanted to go along as "typical peers" and experience the same things. Everyone had a great time and the kids got pictures with some of the professional rodeo performers. Here are a few pictures of our day...
Ginny riding on a horse in the Thomas and Mack Arena.
Ginny practicing her roping skills with one of the professional ropers.
Justin taking his turn riding the horse.
Justin getting his picture taken with Miss Rodeo America 2010.
I'm trying to edit some of the pictures with the professional rodeo performers so I can post those without my students faces...privacy issues and all!