The ultimate goal of the dictionary project ( which is largerDictionary front page than just the Lion’s clubs is to get a dictionary in the hands of every third grade student in the country.

The Spanaway Lions do their part by providing a new dictionary to all the third graders at Camas Prairie Elementary school in Spanaway. A new dictionary is given to each student to keep and take with them throughout their school years. Each student is told their first job is to write their names on the first page so they can always identify their dictionary.

Standing in the back of a classroom just as the children were settling in I heard one child mention to his teacher how he remembered how his brother had gotten a dictionary the year before and he was so excited to be getting his this year. It is a small gift that will keep giving to the student to the end of the school year and beyond.

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