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Welcome to Internet4Classrooms
"Giving Thanks in November 2009"
Issue 7, November 2009

Thanks so much for using Internet 4 Classrooms with your students and children to find the best educational resources. Our newsletter focuses on sharing tips and ideas and asking for your input in helping make our site grow and meet your individual needs in the classroom, home school setting, and as a parent. 

For many years, we have worked diligently to share the best resources that we have found for a variety of subject areas and grade levels.  We are constantly updating this information on our website, and we are now sharing this information in other ways.  We urge you to visit our blog and follow us on Twitter (internet4classr) to stay up to date with our offerings and our new sources/links for great educational and technology information for both you and your students and children.

We also answer direct questions via email about almost any subject matter.  One of the things that we have learned is that in this Web 2.0 world is that we have the ability to share our answers with anyone who has a similar issue.  We will be posting these questions on our blog in the coming months, and encourage you all to post comments and read other comments to learn from your colleagues.  Our user community is a great resource for information on almost any educational or technology topic.
It's Time to......

Be Grateful This Season

Fall is the season for giving thanks and being grateful for friends, family and our community.  Let's all find ways to share this message in the classroom and in the home. 

Visit our Thanksgiving Resource Guide for all sorts of resources from lesson plans to craft activities to make this holiday unforgettable. 

Focus on...

Performing Community Service as a Way to Give Thanks

A true way to give thanks is to help others.  This is such an important message of the holiday season.  Community service is a very meaningful activity for a class or a family to perform and embodies the spirit of the season.  It strengthens the bond between those giving, and helps those on the receiving end. 

Here are some great links to help you get started:
  • Family Volunteer Day is Saturday, November 21st, sponsored by the HandsOn Network, generated by Points of Light Institute and The Walt Disney Company. This annual day of service, held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, is designed to demonstrate the power of families who choose to volunteer together to support the communities in which they live and serve.
  • Learn and Serve America - Tools and resources to help you incorporate service-learning into your lesson plans and activities.
  • Community Service Projects - from The Environmental Protection Agency (
  • Do - organization for teens to participate in volunteer activities and make a difference in their communities
  • Community Service for Kids - from Kaboose
Quick Links...

Teachers: Learning Ideas For Thanksgiving
  1. Life on Plymouth Plantation- This Social Studies unit is appropriate for 4th and 5th grade students.  It contains many activities and teacher notes.
  2. Thanksgiving Poetry and Songs - This resource list contains many sites that are geared towards elementary students.
  3. Thanksgiving Crafts - This list of sites contains activities for students of all ages.  There are many printables for all ages.  One of our favorites is the "class quilt" made out of felt squares, showing what each student is thankful for this year.
  4. Check out this cute video on featuring M.C. Turkey's -  "Can't Stuff This".

Parents: Family Thanksgiving Activities

  1. Use's Family Thanksgiving Planner to involve your children in the holiday.  This site includes templates for shopping lists, recipe cards, guest lists and more!
  2. Incorporate a family technology lesson into your planning.  Visit our online software tutorials for Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel and type out your shopping lists, create a budget, or even make a family tree in Microsoft Powerpoint
  3. Get Creative!  Decorate! Visit these craft sites to get ideas for crafts that your children can make to prepare your home for Thanksgiving.

I4C Website Update:  
New Design and More Resources!!

If you are a regular user of, you've probably noticed some changes to our site.  Thanks for your patience during this process.  If you have any issues or problems connecting to any of our resources, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Getting around the Site:

Navigational Bars:
  • Our new navigational bars on the left are a very quick way to get to the page you wish. You can click on the main navigation bar, or hover over it with the mouse to expand it for more options. 
  • You can tell where you are on the site by the pink highlight on the navigational bar. 
  • There are also breadcrumb trails across the top bar under the green title of each page if you wish to backtrack.
Indexed Resources with "Trees"
  • We also have pages we consider "tree pages" that allow you to get very specific about your concept of study - these are the "branches".  There are labels across the top (highlighted in a darker grey) and the topics of study are under these labels (Note: clicking on the labels will not take you anywhere; it is the topics below that will lead you to the resources for that topic).  Once you decide your area of study, click on the topic.  Every resource found on the destination page addresses that particular area of study. 
  • The resource pages open into a new window, so students should click on the X to close that page when they have completed the assignment, and they are back on the topic page to select another activity dealing with that same area of study.
Known Issues:
  • Some users of IE 6 are having difficulty getting the links to work in some computer labs due to browser configuration issues.  If the page address is in the top bar of your browser, hit the "Go" button or "Enter" key and usually this will take you to the page you are seeking.  We are working on this issue and will keep you updated.
  • During our peak hours, our site in very heavy use.  We are upgrading our technology to ensure that we have the least amount of downtime possible. 
If you cannot find what you are looking for, or have any questions about the navigation, please email us directly and we will help you! is a free educational portal for teachers, parents, homeschoolers and students. Visitors come from around the world to find Internet resources for their educational needs. One can find resources ranging from lesson plans to worksheets, individual grade level resources to templates, and even interactive learning games.  We were very honored when one teacher called the site a "Walmart for Teachers".  If you cannot find what you need for instruction on any topic, please feel free to email us and we will help you find resources to fit your needs.


Susan Brooks
Myra Gold
In This Issue
Be Grateful
Community Service
For Teachers
For Parents
Site Redesign
November Flu Update
Quick Links
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"November Flu Update"
H1N1 and seasonal flu are a health concern for parents and schools. 

We've gathered the
best resources on our blog, which will help you to manage everyone's health during this season.

Remember, the best defense against the spread of the flu is good hygiene practice!