Mario Ramirez, Ruben Hinojosa Elementary School, Merecedes, TX

Dear Dictionary Project,

I wish I had a video so you could see the joy when my bilingual students received their dictionary. Some of them carried them everywhere, everyday. My hope is that they use them for summer. I had 22 out of 31 students make the transition into total English. The most I have ever had! My students did not order the TV converters; therefore they see every program in Spanish. They will have to use the dictionaries often in order to not forget English.

The letter you will receive are from my classes, second graders, and the third graders. You wanted to read some letter; I hope they express what I saw at our campus.

With Joy and Many Thanks,

Mario Ramirez, Jr.