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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 30


Bully Prevention, Chem Week, Foreign Languages, Language Arts, Online Tutorials, & Halloween


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Teacher Resources
Parent Resources
Technology Tips
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Common SAT Errors and How to Avoid Them
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  Things To Celebrate This Month
October is a really busy month. From National Bullying Prevention to Fire Prevention, Chemistry Week, and Character Education, there is a lot to squeeze into your classroom. We encourage you to take some time to click through our site. You never know what wonderful resources you can find to enrich your classroom experience. Let's get started!


National Bullying Prevention Month
Help students deal with bullies. Learn about cyber bullying and ways to protect children while they are online.

National Cyber Security and Safety Awareness Month
Make sure kids know how to use the Internet. We have Internet safety tips and resources. There is also a large list of search engines. Scroll to the bottom for search engines for children.


Child Health Day - Oct 3

I4C has a large page of Health Resources for the classroom, including everything from heart health and food pyramids, brush charts, adolescent health, drugs and alcohol education, and first aid.


Space Week - Oct 4-10

Celebrate Space Week with these Elementary Science resources. Print solar system coloring pages. Play space games with the Planets. You will find a lot of different Science help.


National Fire Prevention Week - Oct 9-16

This year Fire Prevention Week is featuring "Protect Your Family From Fire" focusing on fire safety plans in the home. For Grades 1-2, learn about smoke alarms and fire safety plans. For Grades 3-5 learn how to locate smoke detectors, test batteries, create escape plans, and more. Print a family fire safety checklist. I4C also has a fire safety page offering fire safety games, coloring pages, and lesson plans.


Columbus Day - Oct 10

Who was Christopher Columbus? Check out our Columbus Day resource page for lesson plans, crafts, and history.


Earth Science Week "Our Ever-Changing Earth" - Oct 9-15 

Explore our Elementary Earth Science Resources and find everything from online science quizzes and crosswords to water cycle games. We also have High School Earth Science Standards organized by topics such as the Universe, Energy, Earth Cycles, and Geologic History.  


National Chemistry Week - Oct 16-22

Click for a large list of General Chemistry Resources, which includes interactive chemistry animations, periodic tables, molecules, elements, and chemistry quizzes and tutorials. Find simulations on everything from laws and equations to heat transfers, diffusion, and conductivity. We also have an End of course Chemistry section for High School Standards with sites that help students get prepared for Chemistry exams.


National Character Counts Week  Oct 16-22

Teachers and family alike have a duty to instill values, morals, and ethical education in our children. Find information on anger management. Scroll to the Character Building section to locate Six Pillars of Character lesson plans, along with personal conduct guidelines. Explore our conflict resolution lesson plans. Our bullying section offers ways to help students cope.


Statue of Liberty Dedicated Oct 28, 1886

Did you know it's been said that the face of the Statue of Liberty was inspired by the sculptor's mother? In the midst of the 10 year anniversary of 9/11, the Statue of Liberty in New York shines even brighter as a symbol of freedom.  Find the history of the Statue of Liberty, pictures, and more


Halloween - Oct 31

Find spooky Halloween activities, crafts, and recipes for the whole family.


Mt Rushmore was Completed - Oct 31, 1941

PBS has a wonderful interactive site dedicated to Mt. Rushmore. Take a look at how the monument was made, with actual footage of the workers sculpting the mountain. 

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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.  
I4C has a large section of Online Technology Tutorials. Learn how to use Word 2000 through Word 2010 and other Microsoft Programs such as Access, Excel, and PowerPoint. There are also software, graphics, and multimedia online tutoring as well as help with both Macintosh and Windows operating systems. Take advantage of this FREE web help!


What is with this crazy Weather? Help students explore everything from clouds, water cycles, and precipitation to online weather quizzes and forecasting.


Did you know I4C has a lot of Foreign Language Resources? Spanish, German, French, Hebrew, and Chinese to name a few.


Explore our Elementary Language Arts page with tons of resources.



Find computer lab lesson plans to use in a lab or classroom setting and get valuable integration help. We also provide links to technology lesson plans for Elementary and Middle School levels.





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. 

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

It's National Bullying Prevention Month, and the bullying problem among our children is bigger than ever. Learn the signs your child might show if he/she is being bullied. Get involved in your classroom. Get educated about Cyber Bullying, and learn the websites kids are using to post their harmful words, like Formspring and Tumblr.

Fire Prevention Week is Oct 9 - 16th. Make sure your kids have an action plan and understand fire safety. Here's a family checklist.

Chemistry Week is Oct 16 - 22nd. Feeling adventurous?? Try these chemistry projects you can do at home.

The after school time of day can be hectic and stressful. We have links for homework help and time management to juggle your afternoons.

Feeling Ghoulish for Halloween! Celebrate at home with Halloween activities.

Remember, parents can take our online tutorials too. If you need a refresher in Excel, Microsoft Word, or any other Office program, we have free web tutorials to help.



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: Undo Just a Reminder - you can Undo something quickly, whether it be you just erased the wrong text, or you pasted something in the wrong place. Click CTRL+Z to undo your last computer activity. More keyboard shortcuts.


Tech Tip #2:  How to Close a Stubborn Window Have you ever experienced a pop-up ad, or window from a program or game that won't close, even after clicking on the "x"?  Try clicking ALT + F4. It will exit out of most programs. More Word Tutorials.


Tech Tip #3: Don't Forget About Print Preview Save paper and frustration by remembering to Print Preview your docs before sending them to the printer. Click on File - Print Preview or the Office Icon - Print Preview and view exactly what it will look like. I4C has Office Tutorials here.

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 This Month's Blog

This month's blog is titled Common SAT Errors Students Make (and How to Avoid Them). It was written by our guest blogger, Miriam Holt, who serves as an Academic Advisor and SAT Tutor at Parliament Tutors. 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