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First Lady to Students: Having a Bad Day? You're Not Alone

Michelle Obama reads to third-grade students

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    The first lady encourages a group of third-graders to work hard and never quit when they get down.

    WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama told third-grade students that they can help the president by working hard and never quitting.

    The first lady visited Ferebee Hope Elementary School in the D.C. Wednesday and read the story "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" to about 18 students. Afterward she talked about how to cope productively with the frustrations of a bad day.

    Mrs. Obama told the students that everybody has bad days, including herself and President Barack Obama. But she asked the students never to quit when things get hard.

    She visited the school to meet with leaders from the drop-out prevention organization Communities In Schools, which provides individual tutoring for the third graders she met.