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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 32


Winter Holidays, Interactive Online Games, 
Worksheets, and Social Studies 


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Teacher Resources
Parent Resources
Technology Tips
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  Things To Celebrate This Month
December is filled with a lot of history and social studies topics, in addition to the Winter Holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. 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!

Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Seat - 12/1/1955

A brave woman named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in Montgomery, AL setting one example to the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. Find U.S. History Standards, learn about Rosa Parks and view video lessons on Civil Rights. Learn about how the U.S. confronted Civil Rights Issues.


Special Education Day - 12/2
I4C offers a whole section of Exceptional Children resources, including Special Education for the classroom, teachers, and parents. Take advantage of tools on Autism, ADHD, Gifted, and Learning Disorders.

Wear Brown Shoes Day - 12/4
You can't participate in brown shoe day if you don't know your colors! Pre-Kindergartener's can play online color and painting games in our Language Arts resources.  Practice your color matching skills on our Kindergarten interactives page.


Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - 12/7/1941

Meet witnesses, view a timeline of the events leading up to Pearl Harbor, and find a Pearl Harbor teaching guide. Use Primary and Secondary Sources to identify conclusions based on the event.


Emily Dickinson's Birthday - 12/10/1830  

Did you know that only 11 of Emily Dickinson's poems were actually published during her lifetime? I4C has multiple Poetry resources throughout our site: Elementary Poetry, Middle/High School Poetry, Poetic Overviews and Poetic Devices, Poetic Terms, Analyzing Poetry, and Rhyme and Rhythm, including Lower School Rhyming.


National Cocoa Day - 12/13

Continue the sugar high from Halloween and celebrate Cocoa Day! We have chocolate recipes and projects for the classroom as well as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory lesson plans.


Bill of Rights Anniversary - 12/15/1791

How would your life be without the Bill of Rights? Visit our 8th Grade Social Studies section to find resources on the Bill of Rights and other Governance and Civic Standards.  Learn the purpose of our Bill of Rights.


Boston Tea Party Occurred - 12/16/1773

Today we have Occupy Wallstreet. Back then we had staged Tea Parties, which by the way you can still buy Boston Harbour Tea. Check out our resources and lesson plans on the events leading up to the American Revolution, including the Boston Tea Party.


Hanukkah Begins at Sundown - 12/20

Learn the story of Hanukkah, play Dreidel games, and get activities.


First Day of Winter - 12/22

It's officially Winter. Should we wear shorts or sweatpants? I suppose it depends on where you live. Learn about weather data and dress the weather bear. Find Thematic Resources for Pre-K including Seasons.

Christmas - 12/25

Email Santa with your wishlist! Play online Christmas themed games, find recipes, and really fun projects on our everything Christmas page.  


Kwanzaa Begins - 12/26

Discover the meaning of Kwanzaa, learn about rituals, symbols, find lesson plans, and more.


Iowa Became the 29th State - 12/28/1846

Did you know Iowa is the only state that starts with 2 vowels? Learn about Iowa, and other state/capitol facts for all 50 states.

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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.  
Do you need resources on Fractions? We have lessons and interactive online Fraction games for all grade levels. 

Did you know I4C has an EXTENSIVE list of Worksheets? Take advantage of these tools:

Math Worksheets

Music Worksheets

Comprehension Worksheets

Grammar Worksheets

Elapsed Time Worksheets

Fact/Opinion Worksheets

Telling Time Worksheets

Subject Worksheets

Vocabulary Worksheets

Author's Purpose Worksheets


We can't forget all the Winter Holidays. Find meanings, projects, and lessons on Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. 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.

Get into Holiday mode: Email Santa your wish list. Explore the history behind these holidays, make crafts for the house, and find recipes online for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.  

Do you need Science Fair Project ideas? Check out this page for topics, strategies, and other help.

Find Reading Comprehension practice for Elementary kids. Reading skills are key to a child's success.

Are you a lower school parent who's been hearing about Dolch Words lately? I4C has great online resources that include Dolch Word Lists and activities for helping your students learn to read.

It's National Cocoa Day Dec. 13th. We all have Halloween candy still floating around the house. Celebrate with these chocolate projects, online games, and lessons.

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: What's the Difference?  Did you know I4C has created its own Technology Tutorials. But we've also provided links to other Tech Tutorials on the Web. That is why you will see both terms used throughout our site.


Tech Tip #2: Understanding Word Toolbars Browse our Toolbar Tutorials to find help with each button and what it does. See all Word Topics Help.


Tech Tip #3: Daily Dose Reminder Don't forget about our Daily Dose section, filled with fun questions of the day and activity ideas, organized by subject.

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 This Month's Blog

This month's blog: Are You Being the Best You Can Be?  In the spirit of the holidays, learn simple ways you can give back. 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