This as been a great project to work on – a special book label with the name of the school, and a line for each child to put their name. The letters we receive back from the children are always so much fun to read. In a world of computers, iPads, etc., it’s so nice to see the kids really excited about receiving a... Read More
For the past 15 years the group has contributed money to purchase dictionaries. Several of the volunteer gather at [my home] to label and distribute the books each year. If we don’t get the books out early in the fall, we receive calls from teachers asking if we are still doing this project, as they really appreciate the books and look forward to receiving... Read More
Dear Dictionary Project, The Rotary Club of the Twin Cities (Ouachita), Monroe, LA, has been providing dictionaries to third grade students in Monroe, LA for four years now. This program has made it possible for us to be able to present dictionaries to the Students and we are as grateful as the 3rd graders that receive these wonderful dictionaries. The teachers are also very... Read More
Dear friends, … Members of the Asheville Biltmore Rotary Club distributed your dictionaries to these classes on February 4th, 2014. We also gave each classroom a copy of your Spanish-English dictionary and gave the school office six copies for use with parents. One-fourth of the students at Avery’s Creek are in English as a second Language classes. The school displays in the lobby the... Read More
The R.E.A.D. program started at Scott Johnson in 2004. I personally just started participating this school year. The teachers are so excited to have the opportunity to have dictionaries provided to their students.
I believe we have been doing this project for 10 years and given out more than 1000 dictionaries. Kids see me at the store and recognize me as the Dictionary Lady!. I love the way the ordering process went! It has improved for sure.
Both the teachers and students look forward to this event every year. This is one of the best projects to serve the needs of many children. So often, students living in low socio-economic do not have access to any tools of this kind, so providing them with their own dictionary is a wonderful opportunity for our Kiwanians.
We always receive Thank you notes from the 3rd graders saying how much they use their dictionaries.
This will be my eighth consecutive year of giving a dictionary to every third grade student in the school district. I tell the students, my Rotary club and others that of all of the things that I do in Rotary every year, spending time with the students and giving them a dictionary is my favorite day of the year.