The visit was arranged by Reading Specialist Sherri Rogalla. According to Rogalla, in March all third grade students will be reading the same fiction book called Disaster Strikes: Tornado Alley by Marlane Kennedy. “The teachers were interested in building some background knowledge around the content of this book. We couldn’t think of a more interesting and knowledgeable person to present this to the kids than a meteorologist!”
The two meteorologists talked with students about the different levels of tornados and precautions to take during a watch or warning. Then they presented each student with their own copy of the book.