December 7, 2017
Five more book-sale and book-signing days left at King Soopers:
25637 Conifer Road; Conifer, CO 80433 — 09:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m._Dec. 8,14,15, 21, 22.
As in years past, all proceeds from Dr. Joe Wheeler’s book signing this month at Conifer King Soopers go to the libraries and 3rd grade reading programs in local schools.
Elementary schools in the program: Elk Creek; Marshdale; Parmalee; West Jeff; Rocky Mountain Academy; Homeschoolers.
Conifer Kiwanis Club sponsors the Reading Program
Kiwanis Club of Conifer, Colorado sponsors a local reading program. Near the end of the school year they have an event of fun, acknowledgements, and awards.
Through this program, Conifer Kiwanis has contributed over $10,000 to the reading programs in local elementary schools. But the benefits to the children can’t be measured in those dollars. Children are inspired to read!
The picture on the right was taken at the annual end-of-school-year event held in 2016. It was an event honoring 3rd graders who participated in the Kiwanis reading program. Friends, family, teachers, principals, and others representing the schools attended. See Blog 0188.
Dr. Wheeler is pictured to the left, with a student, after signing the book he gave her. He personally contributes one of his books to each 3rd grader in the reading program. This student, like all the 3rd graders, chose her book from a list of books Dr. Wheeler’s gave to each child. She proudly holds up her new book, and a certificate.
One special gift is awarded to a 3rd grader whose name is drawn from all the names of the 3rd grade children in the program, who are present. Last year Dr. Wheeler outdid himself, and gave to a happy young girl whose name was drawn, his entire 10-volume collection of animal stories. It ended up a great inspiration to her, which has increased her love for reading!
Dr. Wheeler December 6, 2017 AM91 radio interview –
and podcast of the interview
In recent Christmas seasons, Dr. Joe Wheeler has been a guest on AM91 radio. December 6th he was on the program from 7:00 -9:00 a.m. He was interviewed about his life, education, teaching and writing experiences. Continue reading