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Can You Find the Word "DICTIONARY" in the Dictionary?

Ms. Lantz helps a student read the definition.

On Wednesday, October 30, 2013 our third grade students were surprised and delighted to receive a personal dictionary, compliments of the Waxhaw-Weddington Sunrise Rotary Club.  

This is an annual event and each year the students are thrilled to be given a gift that will last a lifetime. 

Rotary members Ashley Lantz, Gary Summerfield, and Jamie Harlow were on hand to lead the assembly.  The Rotarians were assisted by former Western Union student Allie Martins and members of the Parkwood High School Interact Club.

 After receiving the dictionaries, the students were put to the task of using the dictionaries.  They practiced using the new literacy tools by playing a game. 

Ms. Lantz would give them a word and the students raced to see who could locate the word in the dictionary first.  The first student to locate the word was asked to read the word and the definition. 

If they were correct, they were given a gold coin as a prize.  This activity created a lot of excitement and the students were actively engaged and eagerly awaited each new word hoping to win the next gold coin.

The third graders have already put the dictionaries to use in their classrooms to help them with reading and writing. 

Sydney Matthews said, “The dictionary is helpful because I don’t have to get up and ask Mrs. Tsitouris how to spell words”. 

Brennan Huffman said, “It is helpful in writing”. 

Kaitlyn Henry said, “The dictionary is helping me spell words when I don’t know them.  I love it!”

It seems to be unanimous among the third graders that the dictionaries will be an asset to their education and having their own personal dictionary is quite helpful!

The Third Grade Team would like to extend a huge Thank You to the Waxhaw-Weddington Sunrise Rotary Club for providing our students with this useful tool! 

The use of the dictionaries will help our students in all areas of the curriculum.

Written by: Julia Tsitouris, WUES Third Grade Teacher
Posted: Nov 13, 2013 by Carrie Johnson

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