Third graders get new dictionaries

Published 9:56 am Thursday, January 28, 2016

Third graders had a visit from Mike Hendrix who educated them about the dictionaries they were about to receive from the Cooleemee Civitans. He told them from kindergarten to the third grade they are learning to read and from the third grade on, they are reading to learn.

Hendrix showed them how to play games with each other to learn words using the dictionary.

“I promise, I will use my dictionary,” was the oath they each said out loud with their hand raised.

A big thank you goes to Hendrix and the men’s Civitans each year for this service to their community.

As expected, four wheelers, trucks, young adults and families were making fun from the first day snow and ice started to Sunday when everyone was wearing sun glasses to fight the glare.

February hasn’t arrived and I’m wondering if this winter stretch is going to last at least another month or will unseasonably high temps return that force budding in our trees and flowers.  Only time will tell.

In the meantime, I’m going to keep cooking homemade chili beans, vegetable soup and hopefully, by the end of the season, crack the code on making delicious fluffy, brown crusted buttermilk biscuits.

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