How do you spell that? Some Alamo third-graders will be able to answer that question the classic way thanks to contributions from the Rotary Club of Alamo.
Local Rotarians distributed 166 student dictionaries to third-grade classes at Alamo and Rancho Romero elementary schools earlier this fall.
At each dictionary presentation, students were asked to look up words such as polio, Rotary and service, and they also learned about Rotary's Four-Way Test as well as Rotary's community and international service programs, according to Alamo Rotary officials.
"The students were delighted with their new books, and especially enjoyed trying to pronounce the longest word in the English language (which has 1,909 letters!)" Rotary officials said in a statement.
Distributing the dictionaries were Alamo Rotarians Bill Randall, past president of the club; Beth Burlingame-Randall, youth services director; Tom Carman; and club president Kim Smith.
The Rotary Club of Alamo has been distributing student dictionaries to third-graders at Alamo public schools for 19 years.