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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 18  

      Reading, Dyslexia, and Blogging
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Hello! Thanks so much for using Internet4Classrooms with your students and children. Our mission is to help you find the best educational online resources available to meet your individual needs. Our monthly newsletter focuses on sharing information, tips, and ideas on everything related to schooling inside the classroom and at home. Each month we'll be featuring resources and information on a variety of topics. We are constantly upating information on our site, and urge you to visit often!
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  What's Happening This Month?
October is a busy month! We are honoring everything from National Dyslexia Month and Freedom from Bullies Week, to Fire Prevention and Character Education. Here are a few dated events and activities that you can integrate into your lesson plans:

National Dyslexia Month
Dyslexia is a neurological learning disorder that effects roughly 15-20% of the U.S. population. A common misconception is that it is always associated with reading letters and numbers backwards. Although that can be part of it, the biggest factor in students with Dyslexia is their lack of ability to recognize the phonics in letters and words. Internet4Classrooms provides information specifically geared towards Dyslexia. We have a Teacher Resources page offering methods of learning how to identify Dyslexia and methods of teaching students with Dyslexia. There is a Classroom Resources page containing worksheets, math games, and phonics help, as well as tools on accomodating students with Dyslexia. Parents can find tools for identifying and supporting children with Dyslexia on our Parent Resources page. Please take a look through the Dyslexia web pages on our site. Online audio phonics help, Dyslexia testing information, and audio textbooks are in the Other Resources section.

National Popcorn Poppin' Month 
October is National Popcorn Poppin' Month and what kid doesn't like popcorn! In addition to tasty recipes, find history lessons, science projects, and teaching lesson plans all implementing this amazing seed. There are also teaching tools on math, science, and social studies using popcorn kernels.

Fire Prevention Week   OCT 3- 9
Teaching our kids fire safety is so important. Every year the National Fire Protection Association focuses on a different aspect of fire safety. This year is "Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With!" Find lesson plans for K-6 on how to teach fire safety in your classroom. You can also find safety tips and a free template letter to parents reiterating fire prevention tips. In addition to the lesson plans, go here to find print outs of family escape plans and safety sheets.

National Character Counts Week   OCT 17- 23
Ethical education is just as important as any other subject in the classroom and at home. National Character Counts Week reminds us of the responsibility we have in raising children with values and morals. For information and resources on anger management, rules for fighting fair, and print outs on how to fight anger visit our site. Find teacher resources for implementing the Six Pillars of Character into your classroom. Go here for resources on teaching good character values, responsibility, respect, conflict resolution, problem solving, and so much more.
National Chemistry Week   OCT 17- 23
This year's theme is "Behind the Scenes with Chemistry," focusing on the differences between what's real and what's science behind the special effects we see on television and in movies. Chemistry can explain everything from hair and make up to the fire explosions in action shots. Explain the origin of fireworks and the chemistry of fireworks using this link. Find resources, instructions, and tools on periodic tables, chemistry tutorials, molecules, and simulations. There is also is a link for high school chemistry students, offering practice skills needed for end of course chemistry exams.
Freedom from Bullies Week   OCT 18-24

Bullying continues to be a growing trend in our schools, especially with the current technology of social networking and cell phone use.  We have resources and lesson plans on cyber bullying, building a classroom bully-free-zone, how to help children who are being bullied, defining tattling vs. bullying, and how to report bullying. There are also handouts on having a kindness day.

Halloween  OCT 31
Trick or treat!! Who doesn't love a good ghost story, song, party idea, or learning the history of Halloween.  
  Focus On:  Teacher Resources
Internet4Classrooms offers a wide variety of informative online resources, tips, tools, and tutorials regarding your classroom needs. There is always something you can utilize with your students. Each month we'll feature a few links to useful topics. 
Blog! Keep the lines of communication open between parents, students, and teachers. Post homework assignments, class notes, quiz alerts, and more in your own classroom blog. Find step by step instructions for 1) creating a blog and 2) how to write a blog entry for your classroom.

One of our most clicked resources is the teacher tools page. You can access everything teachers need for the school year, including planning help and worksheets
Find K - 12 resources by subject and topic as well as instructional information for teachers. There is also a school specialists section covering guidance counselors, media specialist, technology coordinators and administrators. offers a whole section on Kindergarten Skills where you can find subject help, readiness, arts, music and dance, and so much more. Take advantage of online phonics practice modules focusing on topics liks beginning sounds, sight words, and worksheets.
We pride ourselves on the endless resources found in the Grade Level Help sections. Skillbuilder tools for each subject are organized by grade and based on current standards. Click here for Pre-K - 8th Skillbuilders and here for 7th - 12th grade resources.
While you prep for Assessment Tests, utilize our free online practice tests that you can print out for grades 1st - 8th. Find sample assessment tests on all every subject.
  Focus On:  Parent Resources
In addition to our teachers, parents can take advantage of our online resources as well.
Find reading help. Watching your children learn to read can be so rewarding. Help improve their reading skills at home with these online reading activities and practice reading tests.
Educational games are a great way to spend time at home doing something other than watching t.v. These web games are great exercises for the brain.
Let your children practice their typing skills with some of these online typing lessons.
The third week in October is National Character Counts week. Teachers strive to instill ethical and moral values within each student so that they gain life skills to use in any situation. Parents can also discuss character education at home. We offer resources to links about anger management, conflict resolution, bullying, and daily moral decision making skills like to cheat or not to cheat.
  Technology Tips
Blogging is all the rage. But it's not just a conversational tool. Teachers can create homework and classroom blogs fairly easily and for free. has a page of information on blogging. We can walk you through the process step by step. Find out how to create a blog using Then learn how to write a blog posting for your classroom. Post homework assignment, class notes, and more!
Did you know you Microsoft Word has a built-in Thesaurus when you are typing documents? Save time and use a Thesaurus with these Word shortcuts
Did you know Internet4Classrooms has a site map? If you want to quickly browse the links to resources and information that we have to offer, you can find most of it on one page. Take a look in your free time. You may find something useful you never knew you needed!
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Susan Brooks