Studio 3 Weekly Update (Friday, May 6, 2016)

A Few Odds and Ends:

Water Bottles:  We really encourage each student to have a water bottle at school, especially as the weather starts warming up.

Studio 3 Wish List:  Thank you so much for all the great outdoor recess equipment.  The kids have been loving the bubbles, chalk, etc.!  We are still in need of a few kleenex boxes (allergies…ugh) to get us through the end of June.

Summer Session at EPiC:  As you begin thinking about summer, please keep in mind that school is still going to be a normal routine for us in June.  We are very excited about our plan for a truly Personalized PBL unit for the month and believe that it will be a great way to wrap up the year!  We will also continue individualized learning time each day, as it is such a valuable part of your child’s learning.  

Mid-Continent Public Library Summer Reading Program:  Register now!  Students can start logging their reading minutes on May 16th, which is great, because they will all be reading plenty up thru the last day (June 17th)!  They can earn free books and a t-shirt.

In-Building Volunteer Sign-Up:  May 2016

  PBL Unit:  Entrepreneurship

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Students have now learned about goods/services, taxes, costs/benefits, and capital/human/natural resources.

Today, students were able to interview a few entrepreneurs.  They did a great job of asking “open” questions, along with quality follow-up questions.  They took notes and posted a thank you letter to their blog.  They will use all of this information over the next 1.5 weeks to help them create their own business!  More info. to come.

A very special thank you to the following entrepreneurs that came today:

Mrs. Ackart, Mrs. Oyler, Mrs. Sanford, Mrs. Flener, Mrs. Neal, and Mr. Carlos



Goal:  I can solve one and two-step word problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and/or division.

*Teaching Point:  Mathematicians, just like readers, will read, pause, and take notes. They will visualize to help them understand the number story.

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Example #2:  Which equation matches the word problem?Screen Shot 2016-05-06 at 7.57.19 PM

Math Facts:  Reflex

Goal by End of May = 95% or higher

Goal by End of June = 100%


Goal:  I can write a friendly letter, which includes all of the parts of a letter.  The body of my letter has a main idea followed by specific details.


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Your Child’s Blog

As always, we encourage you to read your child’s latest blog posts!  Just click on the image below.  Posts from this past week include a Thank You Letter to our special Entrepreneur visitors that the students were able to interview.

Click on the image to view the student Thank You blog posts.

  Teacher Read Aloud:  The BFG

By Roald Dahl

Click on the image to purchase on Amazon.

Click on the image to purchase on Amazon.


A copy of this homework will come home with your child on Monday, May 9th and will be due by Friday, May 13th.

Click HERE for homework


About KonradGators4

4th grade teacher in MO
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