First, second and third-grade families: please mark your calendars for Math and Movement Night on Thursday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. A flyer and an invitation were sent home on Monday. The first round of RSVPs are due by Friday, March 2. A second round of invitations will be sent home on Monday, March 5 with an RSVP date of Friday, March 9.
Students will use fun floor mats and wall charts to learn math and reading concepts through movement. Parents will move from station to station with their child while engaging in fun and educational kinesthetic activities.
The school’s event is designed to boost math and literacy skills, foster an “I can do math!” attitude in students and teaches parents fun ways to tutor their children at home. Every participant will receive the following a Multiply With Me, Learning to Multiply Can Be Fun – Instructor Guide and Student Workbook. These will both be e-books.
Math and Movement helps children in grades Pre-K through 5 increase math and reading fluency and mastery. In compliance with common core standards, the Math and Movement program provides a new way for educators to prepare students for standardized testing and, more importantly, further math and reading education and concepts. The program gives students the confidence to learn and absorb new concepts and teachers the confidence to help all children improve scores and fluency.
The nationally acclaimed Math and Movement program is a kinesthetic, multi-sensory approach to teaching math and reading that incorporates physical activity with visual stimuli created to make learning fun, active, and memorable.
The program utilizes specially designed floor mats and banners that enable students to hop, walk, crawl, or dance their way to mastering math and reading concepts. During the evening, parents and children will move from station to station, learning the math activities while completing a Math and Movement activity guide.
Eight out of ten children are kinesthetic learners (learn best through movement.) The program harnesses children’s natural kinesthetic learning style to foster positive feelings towards learning. The program is based on research that shows that moving during learning facilitates muscle memory, an important factor with younger children whose abstract thinking skills are not fully developed. Studies show this type of activity allows teachers and students to feel more energized, focused, and prepared to learn. At a time when there are 12 million obese children, physical fitness has become a matter of national urgency.