Cross Timbers Rotary Club wants third graders in Norman Public Schools to own dictionaries.
Rotarians Sara Martin and Mark Marsee dropped off boxes filled with student dictionaries Wednesday morning at Adams Elementary.
Martin said the Cross Timbers club has partnered with The Dictionary Project in Charleston, S.C., for the annual project.
‘This is our third year to do it,’ Martin said. ‘The goal is for children to have a dictionary.’
She said the project takes place not only in Norman, but worldwide.
‘Thanks to their partnership with The Dictionary Project, Rotarians and other service organizations all across the country have made sure more than 9,461,192 children nationwide have received a dictionary,’ Martin said.
Third grade teacher Debra Lockwood said some students don’t have dictionaries at home.
‘I think it’s a great opportunity because most of our families don’t have availability of a dictionary,’ Lockwood said.
As soon as third grader Makayla received her dictionary, she looked up the definition of skeleton and service.
Makayla said she liked her new book.
‘It’s cool,’ she said. ‘I will use it all the time.’