Studio 3 Highlights: Our Learning (Oct. 4, 2015)

In this edition we share two videos highlighting our learning with the Global Water Crisis and exploring water filtration. You won’t believe how engaged students are when being read to, and as always preview the learning that occurred in Studio 3 this past week!

Families – We hopefully now have a system in place for communicating all Studio3 information.

  • Fri. –  Digital Volunteer post
  • Sat. or Sun. – Our Learning post
    •  We will feature a certain topic while also including notes about learning standards in the other subject areas.  We hope this weekend post gives you an insight to what your students are learning in Studio 3!
  • As Needed – Housekeeping posts
    • For those times when we have important reminders about upcoming events or other information that is not directly related to DV info. or classroom learning.
    • Remember, you can always find important dates on the right hand side of each blog post.

This Week’s Featured Learning:  

The Global Water Crisis 

Please enjoy the video which features the following:  Making Stop Motion Animation of Water Treatment Process, Making Water Filters, Going on a Water Walk, Visit from LPS Superintendent, Dr. Tucker and Visit from  It’s been a busy couple of weeks in Studio 3 during PBL (Project Based Learning)!

Apologies for the length of the video but we want our families to feel “in the loop” with their child’s learning!

You can also read and leave comments on various Water Crisis Blog Posts by clicking on the image below.

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Video below created by Susan Maynor, EPiC Blended Learning Coach!  Thank you, @shmaynor for this short video creation of our water filtration experiment!

 Read Aloud

(Poppy and Rye by Avi)

Watch the students enjoy the ending of our book while Ms. Bennett reads!



Learning Goals:

  • I can use my understanding of multiplication to make equal groups with an equal number of objects in each group.  I understand that groups must be equal to be able to multiply, otherwise you would need to do an addition equation.
  • If I do not have my multiplication fact memorized yet, I can use a repeated addition equation to find the correct product (i.e. 6 x 3 is the same as 6 groups with 3 in each group so I can solve by adding 6+6+6 or 3+3+3+3+3+3).
  • I understand that factors are the two digits that are being multiplied and the product is the answer to a multiplication equation.
  • I understand that I can use the commutative property of multiplication and will get the same product regardless of the order of my factors (i.e. 7 x 3 = 21 and 3×7 = 21).
  • I can build/draw arrays to show the number of groups and the number of objects in each group.  I understand the first factor represents the number of rows (going down) and the second factor represents the number of objects in each row (going across).

array example:  4 x 6 = 24

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Fact Fluency

Learning Goals:

  • I can fluently (meaning, 3 or less seconds per problem) multiply digits with a factor of 0, 1, 2, and 10.  (i.e. 6 x 2 = 12;  8 x 10 = 80;  0 x 9 = 0).

Many students have mastered their addition and subtraction facts in Reflex and have started Multiplication and Division!  If your child is struggling with addition/subtraction facts in Reflex you will be receiving an email by the end of this coming week that will provide you more information with what we are doing at school and what you can do at home.





About KonradGators4

4th grade teacher in MO
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