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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 28


Classroom and Student Organization Tools, Bulletin Board Ideas, Lesson Plans, and Forms
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What's Happening
Teacher Resources
Parent Resources
Technology Tips
We Need Your Help
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Read Our Blog

Starting Off On A Good Note

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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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  Things To Celebrate This Month
Summer is coming to an end. We can't believe it's already Back to School time! We encourage you to take advantage of everything Internet4Classrooms has to offer when it comes to preparing for the upcoming year. Keep reading to find classroom tools, organizational resources, lesson plans, forms, parent tips, and more. Here's to another wonderful school year! 

Author of "The Star Spangled Banner" Was Born - Aug 1, 1779

International Left Hander's Day - Aug 13th

What do Judy Garland, Paul McCartney, Seal, and Bart Simpson all have in common ? They are left handed! This fun site has a list of public left handed figures that will surprise you.


MLK Gave His "I Have A Dream" Speech - Aug 28, 1963

Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous speech on this day at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C . Watch, read the transcripts, and remember all of the great things MLK stood for.


Back to School Visitation / Open House Weeks

Tired of the same old bulletin boards?  Looking for fresh "meet your student" ideas? This fun site is inspired by teachers for teachers .  

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I4C already has Free Vocabulary Quizzes and Free Math Quizzes  in our ACT/SAT Test Preparation Guide. 


We're looking for new ideas for quizzes and informational resources that you'd feel are useful to you and your students. Please email us and let us know what you could use to make your teaching experience better. 


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  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.  
Find all of your BACK TO SCHOOL RESOURCES  here.


This list of center ideas and lessons for Primary grades  offers a variety of suggestions for creating useful workstations and center times . Here are center ideas and lesson plans for grades 3-5 . These learning stations for Middle and High offer strategies and sample lessons . Visit Scholastic's page of Early Childhood Learning Activities  geared towards specific centers. Create your own classroom library .



Explore an extensive list of Lesson Plans and Lesson Plan Templates  organized by grade and subject.

Are you a new teacher this year? Find new teacher tools and tips for success . Find great information in this back-to-school checklist .



If you're one of the lucky ones to have SMART Board and Whiteboard tools  in your school, we have a ton of resources including: Promethean and SMART Board tutorials , Whiteboard interactive sites , and SMART Board lesson plans  for you.


Remember: One of our most clicked resources is the teacher tools page. You can access everything teachers need for the school year, including forms, planning, bulletin boards, and worksheets

Another popular section is our Grade Level Help. Click here for Pre-K - 8th grade level help and here for 7th - 12th grade resources. Find Skill Builders interactive sites for Language Arts and Math.  

Don't Forget: Free Online Practice for ACT Test and SAT Test Resources.  I4C now offers free SAT and ACT vocabulary and math quizzes. Become a free member and log in as much as you'd like. Students can take practice tests on 5000 vocabulary words.Take daily practice math quizzes on over 1000 questions.  Log in to monitor your students' scores - including seeing which vocabulary words or math questions they missed. Interactive quizzes allow the test taker to retake and study as much as they want. 

  Focus On:  Parent Resources
In addition to our teachers, parents can take advantage of our online resources as well.

It's that time again - school clothes, school supplies, and getting your kids focused on back to school work. Explore our Parent Resources  page. Discover parental involvement information and ideas . Find back to school tips and strategies to help transition smoothly into the new school year .  

Establish a morning routine . Figure out ways to get organized . Utilitze these time management resources  so you can find ways to get everything done in one day.

Is your child starting a new school? These tips for the new kid in class  offer ways to make your children feel as comfortable as possible when entering a new place.  Recognize Bullying  and read through these resources to find ways to deal with a child being bullied

Get homework help , and encourage your students to create good study habits  early. Practice these disciplining techniques  to make your life easier. Visit our Exceptional Children Resources  to get tools for children with ADHD, Autism, Gifted and other Learning Disorders .

Take advantage of our subject help reading , math , and other school subjects in Elementary and Middle/High School levels



Find ACT Test and SAT Test Resources to get your children ready for the ACT and SATs! I4C now offers free SAT and ACT vocabulary and math quizzes. Become a free member and log in as much as you'd like. Students can take practice tests on 5000 vocabulary words and practice tests in math with over 1000 questions. As a parent, you can log in to monitor your children's scores - including seeing which words or math problems they missed. Interactive quizzes allow the test taker to retake and study as much as they want.

As always, if you don't see something of interest highlighted this month, we have the Parent Zone which is full of resources. You can find homework help, special needs resources, language tools, reading help, educational games and activities sorted by grade
  Technology Tips

Tech Tip #1:  How To Really Delete A File Forever. Typically when you delete a file, you're really sending it to the recycle bin, where it sits until you manually empty the bin. But there is a faster way. Hold the SHIFT key down when you delete a file. Be careful! It will be gone forever. Click for more PC and Mac shortcuts.


Tech Tip #2:  Manage Tasks OnlineVisit our Web 2.0 section to find Online Organizational Tools that will help you create to-do lists, assignment notes, and manage your calendars quickly and easily .


Tech Tip #3:  Refresh Your Computer Knowledge With These Online Tutorials. Get back into school mode and browse our online tutorials section. You will find help in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and more .

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 This Month's Blog

This month we're talking about Starting Off On A Good Note. We have resources to get you through back to school and a survival kit to get you through that tough first day! 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