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September 18, 2018

A.A. Cole Elementary Family Fun Night Really Adds Up


A.A. Cole Elementary School’s PTO offered a fantastic evening full of reading, math and fun at Family Fun Night. The school was brimming from end to end with engaging activities, encouraging literacy and mathematics through movement.

Students, parents and teachers enjoy the variety of Math and Movement activities that filled the gymnasium at A.A. Cole Elementary School’s Family Fun Night. Brought to the school by the PTO, the event aimed to make reading and math fun for all ages.

Students, parents and teachers enjoy the variety of Math and Movement activities that filled the gymnasium at A.A. Cole Elementary School’s Family Fun Night. Brought to the school by the PTO, the event aimed to make reading and math fun for all ages.

Working with the National Math Foundation’s Math and Movement Program, participants enjoyed a multi-sensory approach to teaching math and reading that incorporates exercise, stretching, cross-body movements and colorful floor mats that allow the practice of basic skills while using visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning methods.

It is aligned with Common Core standards and NYS regulations and aims to encourage abstract thinking, while building muscle memory and fostering positive feelings about learning.

Also on hand at the event were additional stations to explore, including a book fair, Girl Scouts, Before and After School Child Care on Location, Oswego County Opportunities and visiting authors.

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