The Latest: Mrs. Trump gives pep talk to Oklahoma student

By – Associated Press – Monday, March 4, 2019

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – The Latest on ’s three-state tour to promote “Be Best” (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

gave a second-grader a pep talk about homework as she toured an Oklahoma elementary school to open a three-state tour highlighting her “Be Best” initiative.

As she talked up the value of teamwork, the second-grader at Dove School of Discovery in Tulsa appeared to give her an earful about homework. suggested the girl spend an hour on homework “so you’re prepared for the next day.”

The first lady’s school visit was the first stop on an overnight trip to spotlight the “Be Best” themes of child well-being, online safety and bullying prevention, and opioid abuse.

From Oklahoma, headed for Microsoft Corp. in Redmond, Washington. She was to be briefed on programs and apps designed to teach kids how to stay safe online and about technology to help children with disabilities.

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11:35 a.m.

is in Oklahoma to open a three-state tour to highlight all three components of her “Be Best” childhood initiative.

The first lady on Monday is visiting the Dove School of Discovery, a Tulsa elementary school that the White House says incorporates character education in its curriculum. She’ll visit a Seattle-area tech company later Monday to learn about programs and apps designed to teach children how to be safe online, and about technology to help children with disabilities.

concludes the tour Tuesday in Las Vegas by participating in a town hall on the opioid crisis.

It’s her first solo domestic overnight trip in her official capacity.

Last May, the first lady launched “Be Best” to focus on child well-being, online safety and bullying prevention, and opioid abuse.

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