This is the eighth year for our project. The project leaders agree that a small grant can make an impact but a small grant organized through a strong partnership can make a significant impact. The joy on students? faces, creative thank-you letters and positive feedback from parents and teachers have inspired project partners to make The Dictionary Project an annual event. Kathy Irvine, a third-grade teacher at Smith Elementary – ‘The project really sets kids on fire. Before, we had a few dictionaries students could share, but they were old and worn out. Having their own dictionaries empowers them to look up new words on their own, rather than wait for me or just skip it.’
This is the seventh year for our local project. It is extremely popular with parents, teachers, retired teachers, students and donors.