Teacher: Mrs. Bendele
Room #: 111


Please take the time to read the procedures for picking up student materials
 Student Materials Pick up- Spanish.docx
Student Materials Pick Up- English.docx

        Important Information and Assignments 
Optional Summer Learning Links and Activities 

A Letter from the 3rd Grade Team

Mullen Elementary School

 3rd Grade Team Student Summer Maintenance 
June 5, 2020

Dear Mullen Families,

     Summer vacation officially begins on June 15, 2020. Thank you for a wonderful school year of teaching and learning. Due to the early close of school because of the Covid-19 protocols, we encourage regular practice over the Summer in reading, problem solving, computation, and math facts to maintain and strengthen academic gains made over the school year.  Your child’s continued practice will make an easier transition for them into 4th Grade in the Fall. The Third Grade Team decided that a Choice board of learning lessons will not be provided during the last week of school in an effort for students to explore and become familiar with the Summer resources provided by your Third Grade teacher. The goal is for every student to have fun thinking and working collaboratively with family members while communicating his/her reading and mathematical ideas. Enjoy the numerous packets and have a restful, relaxing, and safe Summer.


Mrs. Bendele, Ms. Donelan, Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Noonan, Ms. Ulrich and Ms. Williamson


Language Arts Learning Links and Activities 
Reading Rockets:  Start with a Book  https://www.startwithabook.org/

Books and activities for summer reading and learning from Reading Rockets

Reading Adventure Packs for Families  from Reading Rockets


Raz-Kids:  https://www.raz-kids.com/

A collection of online books and poetry in all gemre.

Prince William County Library Summer Reading 2020


Imagine your Story: https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/library/Pages/summerreading.aspx


Math Learning Links and Activities 

ORIGO at Home (available through June 30, 2020): https://www.origoslate.com/html5/36584

Resources and activities for engaging mathematics thinking and practice.

Youcubed at Homehttps://www.youcubed.org/resource/youcubed-at-home/

A variety ofcreative tasks and activities for math fun at home.

Greg Tang Mathhttps://gregtangmath.com/summer

 Math challenge game boards tocomplete over the summer, with activities at all levels for students entering grades 1-6.

Bedtime Mathhttp://bedtimemath.org/

 Daily, wacky math activities on many fun topics,including animals, food, science, sports. (Adults should access and navigate theBedtime Math website.)

Bedtime Math Cabin Feverhttp://bedtimemath.org/cabin-fever-math/

 Engaging stories and hands-on math activities for families to share.

Bedtime Math Fun Factorhttp://bedtimemath.org/fun-factor/

 Math games using common household objects and images.

Graham Fletcher’s 3-Act Taskshttps://gfletchy.com/3-act-lessons/

 Problem-basedlessons, including engaging videos and photos, to foster students’ curiosity and

incorporate mathematical reasoning and problem solving.

At-Home Activities from Investigations 3 https://investigations.terc.edu/at-home-resources/

Fun, At-Home Mathematics Activities for grades 1-5.

Investigations 3 Games online


Interactive games, in English and Spanish, for grades 1-5.

Math Words and Ideas from Investigations 3


Interactive review of different concepts, in English or Spanish, with animation and



Science Learning Links and Activities 

Internet resources to investigate

1.         Hero Elementary on PBS kids.  https://pbskids.org/

-2.        Online learning games that keep learning fun.   https://www.abcya.com/

3.         Smithsonian Fun Stuff for Kids and Teens    https://www.si.edu/kids

4.         National Geographic Kids    https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/  

5.         25 + Must-Try Summer Science Activities for Kids 


Be a scientist!

Keep a Science notebook or journal. 

  1. Keep a science notebook or journal
  2. Write your I wonder questions
  3. Then go investigate.
  4. Draw pictures of what you see.
  5. Create a five senses chart about the object you are investigating:  what do you see, hear, smell, taste (be careful, if you are unsure it is safe, do not taste), feel.
  6. What behaviors does the object have?
  7. Can you design an experiment?  What is your hypothesis?

There are additional resources and links under Files and Documents or Useful links 
             Virtual Field Trips

Visit the Great Wall of China
Visit the Collosseum in Rome, Italy

Visit the San Diego Zoo


Additional Academic Links

Below are some websites that you can access from the Mullen school page. Go to student resources page. The link is below. These are websites that we have used in the classroom. Your child should know their password as they use these sites frequently.        https://mullenes.pwcs.edu/resources/student_resources

Click on   Link to Mullen ES Symbaloo

After you click on Mullen ES Symbaloo here is a list of links you can access without the need for a username or password:

-Math Playground (Math)

-Kid Rex (Research Tool)

-BrainPop Jr. (educational videos)

-ABC YA (Reading)

-Room Recess (Reading)

*Note* The following links need a username and password located in your student’s agenda

-Clever (access to Mullen’s schoolwide links)

-Raz Kids (Leveled Reading text available all day every day of the week)

-EPIC (Leveled Reading text Monday through Friday access is only during school hours)

-Dreambox (Math available all day every day of the week)

If your student needs the log in for any of the classroom Links please contact me via email or class dojo.

 Please use the following link to access PWCS Home Learning Resources.

Upcoming Events

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Daily Schedule 

9:00 - 9:20 Morning Work/ Meeting
9:20-10:05 Encore
 10:05-12:45 Inquiry Block 1
 12:51-1:21 Lunch
 1:25-1:50 Recess
1:50-3:00 Inquiry Block 2
3:00-3:30 Charm Time

Encore Schedule

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