March 2019 Teacher Spotlight – Lori Fitzgibbon

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March 2019 Teacher Spotlight

Lori Fitzgibbon

1st and 2nd Grade AIS Math
La Frances Hardiman Elementary School
Wyandanch, NY

How long have you been a teacher?

I have been a teacher for 26 years. I have taught from 1st grade to 5th grade. I have been in the Wyandanch School District for 15 years.

How did you learn about Math & Movement?

I first learned about Math & Movement from the conference, How to Make Math Count.  This year we held a Math & Movement Family Fun Night at our school and then we held a PD for our teachers after school.

How long have you been using Math & Movement in your classroom?

I have been using Math & Movement for about a month. My students are gaining lots of confidence and are becoming fluent in math concepts that they struggled with before.

What changes have you seen in your students since using Math & Movement?

My students are eager to come to AIS math class to do our movements. We just received our mats and can’t wait to start using them.

What is your favorite floor mat and why?

I love using the Add and Subtract mat in second grade because students are able to use place value by adding tens and ones to a number. It gives them another way to add!

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