Carney Elementary and Wells Fargo Bank put Reading First


Carney Elementary School has established a Reading First partnership with Wells Fargo Bank this year. Wells Fargo volunteers come to the school to read pre-selected high-quality books and engage students with questions and discussions in pre-kindergarten through Grade 2 classes. When time allows, follow-up activities take place. All books are then donated to Carney Elementary School.

This program began on January 9, 2013, and will conclude on February 20 or February 27. The first few classes to hear stories have been well-behaved and have enjoyed hearing the stories and completing the activities. 

The book list for Reading First includes:
“Brave as a Mountain Lion” by Ann Herbert Scott Hewitt
“Anderson’s Great Big Life” by Jerdine Nolen
“Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero” by Anne Cottringer
“Memoirs of a Goldfish” by Devin Scillian
“Callie Cat, ice Skater” by Eileen Spinelli
“Bullies Never Win” by Margery Cuyler
“The Clock Struck One” by Trudy Harris
“Come On, Rain!” by Karen Hesse
“Lola Loves Stories” by Anna McQuinn
“Me with You” by Kristy Dempsey
“Tsunami!” by Kimiko Kajikawa
“Miss Fox’s Class Goes Green” by Eileen Spinelli
“My Brother Charlie” by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth
“This Tree Counts!” by Alison Formento

Carney Elementary School’s teachers and staff appreciate this opportunity to partner with others in the community. This activity helps students improve their reading skills and expand their love of reading.


Article written by Ann Boyer, Reading Specialist. Pictures taken by Mrs. Wolfe, Grade 2 teacher of her class and Ms. Parker's class. Story submitted by Stacey Durkovic, Ph.D., Principal, Carney Elementary School.
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