Arlington Kiwanis donates dictionaries

Arlington Kiwanis dictionary donation helps strengthen student writing
Kiwanis dictionariesThe Arlington Kiwanis Club – in conjunction with the non-profit “The Dictionary Project” and Friends of the Arlington Library – recently donated dictionaries to third graders in the Arlington, Darrington and Lakewood School Districts.

“We will be having a lesson on how to use the dictionaries so students can use them for vocabulary time as well as when they’re writing and editing assignments,” said Carrie Sweem, Third Grade Teacher at Pioneer Elementary.

The third graders look forward to receiving these dictionaries since their older siblings also received dictionaries when they were in third grade. Arlington Kiwanis donated nearly 700 dictionaries to third graders in the three districts. Arlington Kiwanis has been donating dictionaries to local students for 21 years.

“The Kiwanis motto is ‘Serving the Children of the World’ and Arlington Kiwanis serves the children in the local area,” said Al Forar, President of Arlington Kiwanis. “We’re happy that the Friends of Arlington Library partnered with us so we can continue to provide the dictionaries to third grade students in Arlington, Darrington and Lakewood.”