Thanks to The Brighton School!

My daughter Emily and I have embarked on a remarkable journey to my home state of Louisiana. We spent our first morning at The Brighton School in Baton Rouge, a stunningly serene campus tucked away in a peaceful little cove surrounded by moss-covered oaks and chirping birds.  The weather was perfect, and the children were full of enthusiasm!

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Here we are with the Foundations class, a group of kindergarten and first-grade students who introduced us to their special guest for the day, an Olympic runner from Grenada (pictured below with Emily).

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The children were excited to show me Grenada, Louisiana, and Mississippi on the globe. Very smart kids!

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They also enjoyed both books, sharing stories about the classroom butterflies, chicks, and one child’s swim with dolphins (Alexis).

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The trip to Brighton was extra special because the librarian is my mom, Cindy Perkins. Here’s a shot of Emily with her much-loved GG in GG’s library.

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Thanks GG for sparking a love of books in all of us!

After lots of laughs with the Foundations class, the 2nd and 3rd Graders asked to hear the story too. I was suprised to discover they enjoyed the books nearly as much as the younger kids – laughing at the silly animal photos and asking me how they could buy the books to bring home.

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Thanks Brighton for a wonderful morning with your super-sweet students. Here’s one final shot with Emily and a couple of new friends, Swade and Marlee. We can’t wait to visit you again soon!

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