Local Celebrities Read to First Graders for Wyoming Reads Day

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Last Tuesday, nearly 275 Teton County first grade students participated in Wyoming Reads, an annual statewide celebration that promotes reading. Organized by TCSD #1 instructional coach, Hillie Ellwood, Jackson Elementary School hosted students from throughout the district, as well as Journeys School and Jackson Hole Classical Academy for an hour of reading with area celebrities including Mayor Sara Flitner, Jackson Police chief, Todd Smith, Grand Teton National Park Superintendent, David Vela, members of the Jackson Hole Moose Hockey team, Jackson Hole Fire/EMS, Teton County Search and Rescue, and Superintendent Gillian Chapman, to name a few. Community members visited classrooms and read the first graders one of their favorite children's books. [image: Inline image 1] With books donated by the Sue Jorgensen Library Foundation, students were able to take home a copy of a hardcover book to keep. Earlier this year, children had the opportunity to choose one of these six books: "11 Experiments that Failed" by Jenny Ofill and Nancy Carpenter "The Day the Crayons Came Home" by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers "Dewey Bob" by Judy Schachner "If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, DON'T" by Elise Parsley "Joone" by Emily Kate Moon "That is NOT a Good Idea!" by Mo Willems. [image: Inline image 2] Teton County School District was pleased to participate in this event and expresses its appreciation to the Sue Jorgensen Library Foundation and the local celebrities who came to school to read to our students. *Feature Photo: Mayor Sara Flitner reads to children. h/t TCSD / Pichengine Communities* #buckrail #news