Recently, local author and artist, Ms. Christine Burke, visited Ms. Erika Smith’s third grade classroom! Students had been studying and observing the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly, which is exactly what inspired Ms. Burke’s book, A Dream Inside. This visit came at the perfect time for Miss Smith’s class, who had just finished reading a story about a character who meets an author at school. Miss Smith attended a book reading over the summer and met Ms. Burke. It was here, that Ms. Burke autographed a copy of her book for Miss Smith’s class. While Miss Smith was showing her students this autographed book to demonstrate their robust vocabulary word, an idea was sparked, and a visit was planned!