Students share thanks for dictionaries

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PREVIEW photo Casey Crow From left to right: Sierra Cowan, Chance Hurt and Griffin Trenholm show off their new dictionaries given to them by the Pagosa Springs Noon Rotary Club. Nearly 120 dictionaries were given away last month to third-graders at Pagosa Springs Elementary School.
PREVIEW photo Casey Crow
From left to right: Sierra Cowan, Chance Hurt and Griffin Trenholm show off their new dictionaries given to them by the Pagosa Springs Noon Rotary Club. Nearly 120 dictionaries were given away last month to third-graders at Pagosa Springs Elementary School.

By Lisa Scott
Special to The PREVIEW

“A dictionary is the number one book in the world,” wrote Teagan.

The Pagosa Springs Noon Rotary Club distributed nearly 120 dictionaries to all third-graders at Pagosa Springs Elementary School last month.

Currently coordinated by Rotarian JoAnn Laird, this project is a favorite among Rotarians and has been an annual project for 12 years.

Rotarians visit the classrooms to personally pass out the dictionaries and review all the information that is included like the description of all U.S. presidents and flags of countries around the world. Rotarians also play a quick game with the students to demonstrate the use of a dictionary. It’s always fun to use the new words that have been added to the English language like pocket dialing, hangry and Google. The Oxford Dictionary adds new words and phrases that have been absorbed into our language to the dictionary on a quarterly basis.

The third-graders individually designed their own thank you notes that were shared at a recent Rotary meeting.

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