MONROE, CT — Monroe Rotary Club members distributed dictionaries to the district’s 243 third graders at Monroe, Stepney and Fawn Hollow elementary schools Wednesday afternoon.
Though looking up words’ definitions in a book is old school, there are advantages. Monroe Rotary treasurer Phil Lindstrom and President Dennis Condon dropped a dictionary to the pavement at different stops to show the children that, unlike a cellphone, these books are unbreakable.
Assisting with Wednesday’s deliveries were fellow Rotarians, Andrea Fodor, Rob Zalinger and Superintendent of Schools Joseph Kobza.
Stepney Elementary School Principal Ashley Furnari told her students how dictionaries are a great way to look up and learn new words.
“My favorite word was verbose,” she said of her own experience.
Kids presented the Rotarians with homemade thank you cards and, during the stop at Fawn Hollow, the group told the children what Rotary Clubs do to help their communities.