The days of the westward expansion were a time period filled with Conestoga wagons, horses, Indians, and cowboys. Our 6th grade class enjoyed another fun, hands-on day of learning this week as they rode horses, learned to lasso, and ate cowboy stew while singing songs around an open campfire.  The students learned some lessons in working hard such as chopping wood for their fire, cleaning horseshoes, and grooming their horse. They also learned some of the skills a cowboy needed such as braiding leather, branding, and shooting a rifle. The day ended with a good ‘ole shoot out (using cap guns – of course). The students enjoyed their day in the life of a cowboy and are thankful to Mrs. Usita and all of the parents who helped make their special day a success.