Are You as Exhilarated as a 3rd Grader?

Top row: Jim Fleischmann, Susan Haig, Principal Dalia Mirrione, Scott Olson Middle row: Ei, Michael, Ashley, Maxime Front row: Saniya, Alexander, Ellie, Zack  

Top row: Jim Fleischmann, Susan Haig, Principal Dalia Mirrione, Scott Olson
Middle row: Ei, Michael, Ashley, Maxime
Front row: Saniya, Alexander, Ellie, Zack
 

You may think that dictionaries are 'old hat' to young tech-savvy students. But to Franklin School 3rd Graders, they're "magnificent," and "miraculous." Librarian Loreli Stochaj encourages her students to discover new words and put them into play - fearlessly. The phrases below are from thank-you notes to the Summit-New Providence Rotary Club, sponsors of the dictionary project.  

"I have learned a zillion new words! I will try to use different words to make my writing   more exciting." - Samantha

"Thank you for this wonderful dictionary. When I heard that I could keep it I was exhilarated."- Harshini

"I tingle all over when I'm looking for words." - Diogo

"Are you venerable?  You should be. This dictionary is very urbane." - Sasha

"I love your book! It is a miraculous source of words and even more such as countries, continents, and even U.S. presidents...," - Nick

"I have learned so many new, odd, elusive, and awkward words."  - Emilie

"I'm zealous to use the dictionary." - Keira