WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Rotary Club of Passaic Valley members Maria Martini Cordonnier and Sonia Roman and club President Gregory Liss visited Beatrice Gilmore School on Dec. 4 as part of the annual Dictionary Project. The club provided every third grader with their own dictionary.
Students learned about what the Rotary is and the service projects it undertakes throughout the world. They also played a game that involved looking up words and provided prizes to the first student who correctly found the page and definition.
The Rotary Club of Passaic Valley will also visit third graders in Little Falls and Totowa to provide dictionaries to them as well.
The Dictionary Project is national Rotary initiative begun in 1995 aimed at improving student literacy. The Webster's student dictionary is over 500 pages and includes supplemental resource information for students.