Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary’s Big Donation
Members of the Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club recently delivered 820 dictionaries to third grade students in 11 public schools covering Del Mar, Solana Beach, and Carmel Valley. The dictionaries will not only give the students the ability to work with a reference book but also the joy of owning and writing in their very own books. According to the Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club, “The goal is to assist all students in becoming active readers, good writers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their very own personal dictionary to use at school and at home.” Although a number of these students have tablets or computers, they’ve found the dictionaries very helpful and fun to work with. “Thank you for taking the time to donate dictionaries to our third graders. We definitely use them during Language Arts and building our vocabulary,” shared Mariebelle Oliva, a third grade teacher at Ashley Falls Elementary.