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Fairgrieve third graders, parents bond over lunch and number bonds

Meals and math were served up at Fairgrieve Elementary School’s Lunch and Learn on March 11 in the cafeteria.

Third graders displayed their math prowess during a brain gym exercise, which got their bodies and their minds moving.

Fairgrieve Elementary School third grader Kayla McCraith enjoys lunch and a math lesson with her mom, Colleen McCraith, during a recent Lunch and Learn activity in the cafeteria.
Fairgrieve Elementary School third grader Kayla McCraith enjoys lunch and a math lesson with her mom, Colleen McCraith, during a recent Lunch and Learn activity in the cafeteria.

According to elementary Academic Intervention Services teacher Kristine Kaufman, the activity helps bolster the students’ memorization skills when it comes to math facts.

“The students are expected to master multiplication and division by the end of third grade,” Kaufman said. “Brain gym helps with repetition and memory.”

After the brain gym exercise, students sat down with their parents and guardians to review number operations and number bonds.

The Lunch and Learn program is spearheaded by school/home liaison Ariana Suhr and was designed to give parents an up-close glimpse at the new curriculum implemented as part of the Common Core Learning Standards.