SOLSC22: Houston Rodeo

In February of 2020, I used CNN 5 Things email in the classroom as a discussion piece and quick write warm-up. Coronavirus was something happening in a country on the other side of the world.

2.10.2020

A month later, on March 11th, the Houston Rodeo canceled the rest of the season of concerts and carnival fun. Coronavirus was something happening in a country on the other side of the world… but the rodeo? Houston’s sacred spring event?

This is how I knew it was real. This is how I knew to be scared.

Last night, on March 1, I attended the rodeo with my teacher bestie who was gifted tickets to watch Keith Urban.

It was weird. It was funny. It felt good.

Below is a picture Ms. Garcia captured of me Googling “breakaway roping” because “WOW. That teacher life, Decker. You’re conducting RESEARCH at the rodeo?! The national rules of… Wow.”

4 thoughts on “SOLSC22: Houston Rodeo

  1. Sheila K. says:

    Love this! Have been talking with my students about my feelings about March being here since it’s when the world changed two years ago, and last year it was a frantic race to get vaccinated to see loved ones. Glad you could reflect on it all and have a bit of closure!

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