The First Lady shared with the students and let them express their feelings about the storm. They were open and honest with their emotions. After their discussion, Mrs. Bentley read a story to them about family and sticking together. It will continue to be a journey toward recovery in all areas affected by the storms but it is important for all Alabamians to remain united.
After she left the library, Mrs. Bentley noticed a garden outside. This garden is planted by the students at the school and during the week, classes get to go check on the plants and learn about nutrition, growth, and hard work. After harvest, the school has a garden stand that allows people from the community to come and purchase what has been grown. This money goes back into the program for next year to fund continued learning.