Four 1st grade students from Dobbs Elementary participated in the Bill Martin Jr. Symposium Authors of Class Writing Competition and received 3rd place. Under the supervision of Campus Instructional Coach, Taylor Griffith, students used the LEA writing approach and wrote a book titled Rainy Day Fun at the Arboretum after their experience on a school-wide fieldtrip in March. The authors had to model their book after famous writer Bill Martin Jr. where it was then judged against other area authors in their grade-level. The students received recognition at Texas A&M-Commerce-Mesquite this past Thursday where they also had the privilege of hearing author Floyd Cooper speak.