The annual distribution of dictionaries has begun. Bridport Grange Master Deborah Ploof visited Bridport Central School’s third grade class on October 22nd and distributed a new dictionary to every third grader. Mary Hogan Elementary School third graders received theirs on November 11th. Other area schools are scheduled to receive theirs later this month.
Bridport Grange has been distributing dictionaries for 6 years to all the elementary schools in the ACSU district. Over 1,200 dictionaries have been distributed thus far.
The ‘Word for Thirds’ project is designed to aid third grade teachers in their goal to see all their students leave at the end of the year as good writers, active readers, and creative thinkers. Bridport Grange purpose is to provide third grade students in the community with their own personal dictionary. The dictionary is for the children to keep, so they can take it with them into the fourth grade and use it throughout their school career.