Guilford Scholars Learn to “Look it up!”

Sergeant Eric Boothroyd and Mrs. Mary Annis talk with the children about the Civil War Era.

Sergeant Eric Boothroyd and Mrs. Mary Annis talk with the children about the Civil War Era.

Over forty third graders from Guilford Primary School descended on the Valley Grange Hall to receive their new dictionaries along and some history. Special thanks to our Civil War Sergeant Eric Boothroyd for helping out. His experience proves the unpredictability of kids. This time he measured his sword in anticipation, but nobody asked how long it was! Mary Annis wore her era dress and also spoke with the kids about the times.

The Guilford part of our Words for Thirds Program is cosponsored by South Sangerville Grange. It hardly seems possible, but this is our sixth year providing dictionaries to Guilford students. (Yikes! That means the first recipents are now freshmen in high school!)

Anxious Guilford scholars learn a little history.

Anxious Guilford scholars learn a little history.

Parents of homeschooled third graders are reminded that dictionaries are available for them by contacting the school or a Valley Grange Member.

We now begin scheduling presentations in SAD 41 at the Cook School in LaGrange plus Milo and Brownville. Also, we are currently working with the DAR Tisbury Manor Chapter in Monson. They will be looking to establish a program in the Greenville area in the near future.  There will be lots of the familar red dictionaries throught Piscataquis County!