Visiting Dwight Elementary

Lori Kirtley (left) is the librarian at Dwight Elementary.

As a native of Arkansas, visiting an Arkansas school is a special treat. Yesterday I spoke to students at Dwight Elementary in Russellville, a beautiful Arkansas town nestled between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains. With only 270 students (K-4), Dwight was a small school with a big heart! The students and staff were very enthusiastic, and the librarian, Lori Kirtley, did a fabulous job preparing all the students for my visit. Every child was familiar with my stories, and in the hall outside the library a monitor flashed pictures and highlights from my books.

12:00 – 12:40 Kindergarten and First Grade

12:45 – 1:30  Second and Third Grades

1:35 – 2:25 Fourth Grade

Dwight Elementary Cafeteria

The program took place in the cafeteria, and at the end of the day Lori gave me a lovely card and flowers. Hopefully I motivated more Arkansas students to pursue a career in writing and/or art.

Thank you, Dwight Elementary, for inviting me to your school!

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