On March 8, members of Charlotte Grange #398 presented personalized student dictionaries to all 37 students in the CCS 3rd grade.

Our Grange’s participation in the Dictionary Project, or “Words for Thirds” as it is popularly known, has been ongoing for 15 years and is a highlight of the school year for these budding scholars. Teacher Kathy Lara has seen it unfold over the years; both she and teacher Linda Poirier enjoyed the excitement of the presentation and subsequent exploration of the books with their students.

The goal of the Dictionary Project, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, “is to assist all students to become good writers, active readers, and creative thinkers by providing students a gift of their own personal dictionary.” The national and, lately, international charity has over the decades facilitated sponsorship of tens of millions of student dictionaries and other resource materials to students to support literacy and the pursuit of knowledge. 

Charlotte Grange is pleased to sponsor this program in our community. Please contact the Grange if you would like to learn more. Email us, send mail us at Charlotte Grange P.O. Box 54, Charlotte, VT 05445, or like us on Facebook.