First graders in Mrs. Farley and Mrs. Penna's class are jumping for joy while learning their math facts! Through a generous grant from Lowe's, Gardiners Avenue School was able to purchase the highly engaging Math and Movement program by Suzy Koontz.
Math & Movement
is a kinesthetic, multi-sensory approach to teaching math that incorporates physical exercise, stretching, cross-body movements, yoga and visually pleasing floor mats designed to encourage students to practice concepts. This program allows students to physically hop, walk, crawl, dance or touch the mats and banners as they learn, thus using more learning modalities (visual, auditory, motor, and kinesthetic) when practicing. Our first graders had a blast while learning to count by 2's, 5's, and 10's using the various math mats. We are hopping to success!