Posted by Shellie Peterson
Once again, Rotary delivers!  Rotarians spent time with the 3rd grade students delivering and discovering their new color illustrated dictionaries.  The children are always excited about this book.  It is their only book from school that belongs to them, they put their name in and they can take it home to share with their family.  Students were instructed about how to look up words, read the definitions and the way the word was used in a sentence.  It is always a very fun event for Rotarians.  
Jaime Novoa, the club's exchange student from Spain, was very interested in the children's reactions!  Five classrooms of students received around 25 Dictionaries for each classroom at a cost of around $2,000.  The Rotary Club of Pagosa Springs has been performing this service for 15 years, 14 of which have been under the leadership of JoAnn Laird.  
There were smiling faces all around as we helped children use their alphabet, look up words and find the flags of different countries.