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Rotarians distribute dictionaries to Breckenridge third graders

Rotarians distribute dictionaries to Breckenridge third graders
October 21
14:03 2023

Breckenridge third graders were eagerly flipping through their new dictionaries Thursday afternoon, checking out the longest word in the English language, looking up who was president of the United States the year the students were born, and practicing signing their names in American Sign Language.

The dictionaries — officially titled “A Student’s Dictionary” — were distributed to all local third grade students by members of the Rotary Club of Breckenridge. As the group of Rotarians traveled from room to room on the third grade hall at South Elementary, Les Strickland walked the students through their new resource books.

“These books are yours to keep,” he told each of the six classrooms. “Write your name in the front; that way if you lose it, you can get it back.”

He had them turning to page 373 to see the longest word; then, they flipped to page 429 to see a list of the U.S. Presidents. And, finally, they turned to page 538 to see the sign language alphabet.

“There is so much information in this book!” Strickland told the kids, who were busy looking up things and sharing them with each other.

Click here to see the Breckenridge Texan’s Photo Gallery from the Rotary Club’s visit to South Elementary.

Breckenridge Rotarian Sherry Strickland helps third graders at South Elementary use their new dictionaries to look up who was president the year they were born. Click here to see more photos. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

A third grade student at South Elementary reacts with surprised amusement when Breckenridge Rotary Club President J.B. Sparks shows her the “longest word in the English language,” which is featured on a special page of the “Student’s Dictionary.” The Rotary Club gives the dictionaries to third graders each year. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: Rotarian Les Strickland, right, talks to the third grade students in Lori Durham’s class. Strickland and other members of the Breckenridge Rotary Club gave each student a dictionary to keep and use. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)



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