Lt. Gov. Sanchez Reads With Chamisa First Graders

Lt. Gov. John Sanchez visited Chamisa Elementary School first graders this morning. After sharing the cowboy alphabet book ‘B Is For Buckeroo,’ by written by Louise D. and Gleaves Whitney and illustrated by Susan Guy, with the first graders, each children received a hardcover copy of the book from Sanchez as part of the ‘New Mexico Reads to Lead’ initiative, which promotes early reading. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus, seated, Chamisa staff, guests and first graders listen intently as Lt. Gov. Sanchez shares his story of growing up the youngest of eight in a single parent household. A major reason Sanchez is where he is today is because, ‘I listened to my mom and learned to read,’ he told the first graders. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
First grader Jeremy Vigil told Sanchez he wants to be governor when he grows up! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
From left,  Chamisa PTO member and parent Brittany Carpenter, coordinator of the Cheetah Reading Program, Rick Garland and Jake Turin of Pajarito Masonic Lodge #66 (in aprons) and Lt. Gov. John Sanchez. The Lodge promotes summer reading at Chamisa with a raffle of two e-readers and two bikes for students who participate in the summer reading program. The raffle will take place in mid-September. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
First and second graders thank Lt. Gov. Sanchez for his visit and for the books they received. Last year, the second graders received books from Gov. Susana Martinez. The students performed ‘America the Beautiful’ with voices and in sign language. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/