Carol Locken, Hendrum, MN

 Dear Halstad Woman’s Club Members,

Thank you for providing dictionaries for all of my third grade students again this year. As you can see from their letters, the dictionaries have been used often and were very much appreciated. In my class, I encourage the children to find answers. The dictionaries are very useful in class, because I know everyone has access to one and can follow along when we are beginning dictionary skills. Later, students find information independently as they need it. The message that you convey by giving all the third grade students dictionaries is that you care about them and their learning environment. This is a very powerful message. Thank you for making this an annual project.

Carol Locken