analog clock

 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 31


Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, National Kindness, Geography Awareness, Author's Day, &
Publishing Students' Work on the Web


In This Issue
What's Happening
Teacher Resources
Parent Resources
Technology Tips
We Need Your Help
Quick Links 
Join Our Mailing List 
Read Our Blog
 Turning Student Work Into a Web Book
Take Our Survey

 Sign Up for Free ACT & SAT Test Preparation! 



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!
Keep in Touch! 
If you need help, please email us. We answer questions about almost any subject matter/grade level.  We feel that this is a very important part of Internet4Classrooms. Internet4Classrooms is maintained and built for educators, parents, and students and this site is yours.  Comments and suggestions are appreciated and welcomed. Don't be afraid to email and ask!
Follow us on Twitter (internet4classr). Stay up to date with offerings and new sources/links for great educational and technology information for you, your students, and children.
  Things To Celebrate This Month
November brings Fall traditions and the Thanksgiving holiday. We also celebrate American Indian Heritage Month, Daylight Savings, Veteran's Day, and Author's Day. 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!


American Indian Heritage Month
Learn about the ancestry, art, traditions, celebrations, and stories of native women's dress and designers. Explore the Library of Congress' teachers guide through Native American Heritage. Find lesson plans on Native American Cultures across the U.S. And the National Museum of the American Indian features an online educational gallery called Native Words Native Warriors, which includes text, lesson plans, and photos.

Family Stories Month and National Author's Day - Nov 1 
Turn your students into authors with these writing tools and writing prompts. Then make your own books. Find Elementary Language Arts resources with these authors and stories. Learn and practice Author's Purpose. I4C has Interactive Language Arts Skill Builders online games for 4th grade language, 5th grade language, and 6th grade language.


National Sandwich Day - Nov 3

Are you bored with the same old lunch every day? Take this sandwich quiz.  Get creative by building sandwiches on sticks, or cut them into shapesMake your own sandwich with these recipe ideas from Kraft.


Daylight Savings Ends - Nov 6

Don't forget to turn your clocks back! Practice telling time with these online games while you gain that one hour of sleep on Sunday.


Sesame Street Debuted - Nov 10, 1969

Sesame Street has been educating children for years and years. I4C has found great resources there. Find Pre-K Sorting games and  Kindergarten Sorting with Elmo.  Practice Patterns with Cookie Monster. Get Kindergarten Earth Science help with the weather by dressing Elmo for Fall. Play this Life Science game learning how parts make up a whole.


Veteran's Day - Nov 11

Write letters to our troops. Check out the first 2 links for where to send your letters and how. And check out the 3rd link to get printable Veterans Day stationary for the occasion. Visit our Veterans Day page for lesson plans, activities, and more.


World Kindness Day - Nov 13

Celebrate World Kindness and continue our anti-bullying message. Find Kindness lesson plans by grade, community ideas, service projects, and activities.


Geography Awareness Week - Nov 13

Browse our Geography resource page. Check out the standards, including 5th Grade Social Studies Standards. We have lessons on Countries and Continents, Landforms, and States. Explore our Maps, Printable Maps, and Interactive Maps.


Gettysburg Address - Nov 19, 1863

Click on numbers 12 - 14 for Civil War resources for kids within our History resources page. Visit the 8th Grade Social Studies Standards for the Gettysburg Address and other Civil War highlights. Mr.Nussbaum also features Abraham Lincoln's address.


Thanksgiving - Nov 24

Gobble gobble! Get all of your Thanksgiving projects, plans, and resources here.

        **             We Want Your Input!            **

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. 


Write to:

  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.  

It's National Author's Day and Veterans Day this month. Celebrate both by writing letters to our troops. The first 3 links will tell you how you can organize and get the letters mailed appropriately. Show them how much we care!


Explain Gratitude and why we should give thanks this month. Make a wall of thanks. Keep a "jar of thanks" in your class to read daily. Use this printable writing prompt to complete an essay on "What I'm Thankful For." Find Early Childhood giving thanks lessons as well.


Did you know that a pumpkin is really a squash? Halloween is over but Thanksgiving is almost here! Find Thanksgiving  activities, printables, and projects for your classrooms.   


Publish your own books with this great web site called youblisher.comYou can email the URL to your students and families. The kids will love "flipping" through their books online. It even makes a page flipping sound.


The Presidential election is still a ways away, but the debates and discussions are in full swing. Take advantage and teach your students about voting and democracy with these lesson plans:

Create an election bulletin board for grades K - 2. Discuss home towns and households, and how democracies impact our lives for Grades 3-5. Learn about voting barriers for Grades 6-8. Encourage creative expressions and civic engagements for Grades 9-12.


Make sure you check the section above for What's Happening resources this month!




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.

Acknowledge Veterans Day this year by writing letters to our troops. Our Veterans Day page offers 3 links with instructions on how, and printable stationary you can use.

In keeping with a gratitude theme this month, show your Early Childhood-aged children how to give thanks. Keep a "jar of thanks" on the counter to read at dinner time. Make a family hand tree for every member. For older kids, here's a printable "What I'm Thankful For" writing prompt.

Of course we have Thanksgiving crafts, activities, and recipes to get your homes ready for the holiday.

Publish your own books with this wonderful and easy web site called  Scan in your children's art work, add captions, PDF and follow the prompts. You can email the URL to your friends and family. The kids will love "flipping" through their books online. It even makes a page flipping sound.

How well do you know the capitols and states? Celebrate Geography Awareness at home. You and your children can play these interactive map games and test your knowledge.

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: How to PDF in Word Save any Word document as a PDF by selecting the PDF format from your drop menu. More Word Tutorials here.


Tech Tip #2: Keep Track of Your To-Do's Don't forget we have a list of organizational tools in our Web2.0 to keep your calendars and task lists current.


Tech Tip #3: Error Messages Explore all of our Technology Tutorials for Excel, Word, PC, Mac help, and more.

  We Need Your Help
Please click here to fill out a short survey that will help us ensure that the advertising on our site is appropriate for our audience.
 small i4c logo                                                                                     
Many thanks!

 This Month's Blog

This month's blog is titled Turning Student Work Into a Web Book. Create custom published web books so your students and parents have a place to view showcased drawings, stories, and more. 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