Thank you, Dictionary Man

 For the last ten years, Fremont School has had a generous donor, the Dictionary Man. This anonymous donor has given dictionaries to all the third grade students at Fremont School each year. I asked him how this all started, and this was his direct response:

`Some ten years ago, I read in The Wall Street Journal `Letters to the Editor` where readers had written that they were impressed by a lady living in South Carolina, Mrs. Mary French, who started giving FREE dictionaries to third graders. She found that at that age children absorbed words more readily. Well, after those good results, readers joined with her to send FREE dictionaries to third graders in their state or community.


I decided to join in, and with Mr. Billington`s approval and with the help of Mrs. Mary Doering, we started our project at Fremont School and at Malaga Elementary. I also started a project at the Terry school, and in the next year two other elementary schools. Anyhow, I feel good knowing there are third grade students who with their pencils are marking words after learning and using new words each day. I do not know how many words are learned daily, but with the help of their parents and teachers, I am sure they are better readers.`


The Dictionary Man…Still Reading…Still Learning


Letters of Thanks:


Dear Dictionary Man,


Thank you for my dictionary. I use the dictionary for my homework. Sincerely, Skye, rm. 10


Dear Dictionary Man,


Thank you for helping us learn how to spell and make vocabulary sentences. Sincerely, Mia, rm. 10


Dear Dictionary Man,


Thank you for giving me a dictionary. I use my dictionary for vocabulary words. I use my dictionary for spelling. Sincerely, Brooklyn, rm. 10


Dear Dictionary Man,


Thank you for the dictionary. It helps me to spell words. Sincerely, Marco, rm. 10


Dear Dictionary Man,


Thank you for the dictionary. I use the dictionary for my homework. I also use it for my vocabulary words. Sincerely, Joaquin, rm.10


Dear Dictionary Man,


Thank you for the dictionary. I use my dictionary to look for definition and my vocabulary words. Sincerely, Isaiah, rm. 10


Dear Dictionary Man,


Thank you Dictionary Man for the dictionary. I always use my dictionary twice a day. I love it. We play games, Mr. Moore tells us what words to find. It has a map of the entire world and it has parts of speech. Like if it is a noun or verb and the definitions. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Jacob, rm. 19


Dear Dictionary Man,


Thank you for the dictionary. I really like it. I use it at least twice a day. I use it for games, spelling words, definitions, word syllables, maps and parts of speech. I underlined the word `trophy` in the dictionary. Sincerely, Noemi, rm. 19


Dear Dictionary Man,


Thank you for the dictionary. I took mine home to help me with my homework. I like it very much. We use it to find words and look for places. Sincerely, Fernanda, rm. 19


Dear Dictionary Man,


Thank you for the dictionary it really helps me. I use it twice a day. I like it so much. I use it for games, maps, part of speech and word spelling. The dictionary works very good for letter writing. It works for syllables and definitions. I have been underlining words. Sincerely, Rosie, rm. 19


Dear Dictionary Man,


Thank you for the dictionary. I use it twice a day. It helps me in spelling. I love the dictionary. We use it for the dictionary game and it`s fun. My dictionary is awesome. Sincerely, Jacob, rm. 19


Dear Dictionary Man,


I am writing to you about how much I like my new dictionary. I like the dictionary very much I use it at least three times a day. It helps me spell words correctly when I`m writing a letter. My class and I sometimes play a dictionary game. The dictionary also helps me with definitions. Maps are fun, well they are fun for me. They also have parts of speech which is amazing! Thank you so much for the dictionary, Dictionary Man. Who are you? Sincerely, Trey, rm. 19