Posted on Mar 04, 2020
Each year, the Fremont Morning Rotary Club introduces 5th grade students in Fremont elementary schools to the power of words through the donation of a personal Thesaurus, Dictionary, or Atlas.  The focus in recent years has been to distribute mostly a Thesaurus based on school room requests.  This supports the transition to education practices defined within the implementation of Common Core education requirements in 2015-2016.  In 2020, each 5th grade student in 10 elementary schools received our books to assist in expanding their vocabulary and knowledge of ways to more expressively communicate and succeed in their education.  These books belong to the students for use at home or school.

Over the past 5 weeks, our members visited, personally delivered and showed students how to use their very own Thesaurus, Dictionary or Atlas which they received through our program.  Pictured at right are Fremont Morning Rotary member Russ Jones and Ms. Liliana Leon-Franco, a 5th grade teacher at Grimmer Elementary School during one of our presentations.  In total, we delivered 954 books this year.