In spite of rapidly expanding technology in the schools, 3rd grade teachers report to us the need for high quality dictionaries when learning literacy skills. This grant request will support the St. Paul Rotary Club's effort to provide dictionaries to 3rd graders in St. Paul, Loup City, Palmer, Elba, and St. Libory Elementary schools. These schools are located in 3 counties.
We will order 120 dictionaries at $11.50 each from the USA Dictionary Project for distribution in late November or early December. Teams of 3 Rotarians will deliver the books and do an activity based emphasizing the 4-Way Test and the importance of service above self to each classroom.
A Taco Feed will be completed to help fund the project. Club members will donate food and over 20 Rotarians will serve the tacos to the public.