This is our sixth year for the Dictionary project. The children are always very excited to get the books, and really enjoy the extensive reference information. The teachers look for ways to include the dictionary information in the lesson plans..
We have been participating for at least three years. What a wonderful project! It allows us to interact directly with the children, and it is astonishing to see how excited the children become about getting a book! We have found, in follow-up years, that the teachers wind up giving their own copies to new children coming in. The teachers tell us they have incorporated reference to the dictionaries into lesson plans.