LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The First Lady of Indiana returned to Lafayette after a trip to Japan with her husband.
Mrs. Pence stopped by Glen Acres Elementary school this morning. Pence visited the school back in August to teach some students an art lesson.
She took with her to Japan their art projects and brought back similar projects students did in Japan to give to the students.
Pence said the trip was a success because it helped students here see they aren't that different from other children around the world.
"These kids did things exactly like they like to do. I asked them, 'What'd you learn looking at their pictures?' They said, 'They like to do the same stuff we do.' They like to play soccer and baseball, they like ice cream and shopping and playing," said Pence.
Pence said she hopes she can continue to do similar art projects like this in the future.
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