Southampton Rotary “Has A Word” With Local Grade Threes

In late November, Grade 3 students from G.C. Huston, Northport, Ecole Port Elgin Saugeen Central, and St. Joseph’s all received their own personal dictionary, courtesy of the Rotary Club of Southampton.

                                   Ecole Port Elgin Saugeen Central school students
                                       Northport Students – for larger view, Click on Image

In the presentations, the students learned the reasons for using a dictionary in today’s digital world, and how to use alphabetizing and sequencing skills to locate words. The students used their dictionaries to hunt for words to attain their meaning, exact spelling and the part of speech a word they belonged to.

French Immersion grade 3’s at EPESCS and St. Joseph’s received a French-English dictionary, and they hunted for French words, English words, grammar questions and the gender of words.

The Southampton Rotary Club has been presenting Grade 3’s in our area with their own personal dictionary for over 10 years as part of Rotary’s focus on improving basic education and literacy. This year, 240 dictionaries were presented. (190 English and 50 French)

About Southampton Rotary:  Southampton Rotary has served this community for over 80 years. We are a group of friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who unite and take action to create lasting change in our community and around the world. We are people of action who have used our passion, energy, and skills to improve lives through service. From promoting literacy and peace to providing clean water, protecting the environment and improving health care, Rotary members are always working to better the world or as we like to say doing “DO-GOODERY!”