ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- District 205 students are about to get another valuable school supply, their very own dictionary.
Volunteers spent Sunday afternoon sorting and boxing up more than 2,000 dictionaries. They’ll be handed out to every single third grader in the district. The Sara Ingrassia Jackie Confer dictionary fund pays for all the books. Each one has a name plate inside so kids can feel a sense of ownership. Some of the volunteers during Sunday’s sort remember receiving their own dictionary through this program.
"I know when I got mine, I was extremely excited because I thought it was a good way to learn new words. It just feels nice to have your own,” says Guilford High School Student Anthony Valiulas.
Students get their dictionaries on Tuesday October 15th, dubbed dictionary day. The third graders will use them in class through the year and they are theirs to keep at the end of the school year.