This is our 7th year of contributing dictionaries to 3 graders in 9 public and 5 private schools in central Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Each year, the students and their teachers are more appreciative of the donation. My favorite event is the child who sent me a letter of thanks that ended P.S. I used the dictionary to spell Sincerely.
This is our 7th year of distributing dictionaries. The enthusiasm of teachers and principals or schools for the donation has increased each year.
We were skeptical at first, but as the project matured students and teachers expressed delight at receiving the dictionaries.