Thursday, May 9, 2013

Scholastic Book Donation: Odenville Elementary School

First Lady Dianne Bentley just returned from her trip to Odenville Elementary where she donated the last Scholastic books of this school year. She was greeted at the front door by the principal, the librarian, and the school's DARE officer. They were so enthusiastic and immediately began to show her around the school. As she toured she walked in and out of many of the classrooms meeting the students and their teachers.

The last class she visited was Mrs. Herron's second grade. While there she spoke with students, read them a book, answered questions, and even signed a few autographs. Following the class visit, she was escorted to the library by Will K. with his classmates close behind.

Mrs. Bentley is thankful for the time everyone spent with her today, and for the kindness she was shown. Odenville Elementary made her visit special!

Scholastic Book Donation: New Brockton Elementary School

First Lady Dianne Bentley traveled south to New Brockton Elementary to donate books to their school. She began her visit by reading a book by Faye Gibbons called Night In The Barn. Mrs. Bentley works to promote Alabama and its people wherever she goes.

After, Mrs. Bentley told them about life in the Mansion, responsibilities she has as First Lady, and general facts about Alabama. Then each student in the library had the opportunity to ask her a question! These ranged from information about her family to questions about the state.

It was such a wonderful visit. Mrs. Bentley is thankful for each person she was able to meet.

This is the New Brockton Elementary SGA.

Collins-Rhodes Elementary School

First Lady Dianne Bentley selected Collins-Rhodes Elementary as one of the five Alabama schools to receive a donation of Scholastic books. She was extremely impressed by the principal and the way she leads the school. Everything was well organized, efficient, and pleasant.

Mrs. Bentley had the opportunity to read to some Pre-K students when she first arrived. They read about missing cookies and helped figure out who had taken them from the jar. Each student listened closely and interacted with the First Lady at every page turn.

After, she took a school tour, during which the principal detailed ways they engage students and encourage the learning process. Mrs. Bentley also got to speak to a few fourth grade classrooms since they study Alabama history as a part of their curriculum.

Mrs. Bentley was very positive about her visit and wishes this school continued success and growth.