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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 44


Winter brings Christmas, Kwanzaa, 
and Hanukkah, plus Interactives, Lesson 
Plans, and Worksheets  
December 2012
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Parent Resources
Technology Tips
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Common Core State Standards

Each Grade Level is full of resources for every individual standard. Students can take control of their own learning by clicking on the page with the standard number, and choosing their own resource to practice that skill!

 It's hard to find sites that have math standards examples that follow the specific criteria, but they're here! Click on your Grade Level to find Math Standard Resources and learning tools.


  App Of The Month
Every month we are going to feature a different, and hopefully FREE, iPad/iPod/iPhone educational application. Visit our ever-changing app page. (
In keeping with the Winter theme, we are featuring Winter Survival Kit. This app gives you instructions and information as to the nearest gas stations, what to do with your car if you are stranded, and how to alert authorities and family. Compatible wtih iPhone, iPod, and iPad OS 4.0 or later.
  Things To Celebrate This Month
How is it already December!? Get ready for the holidays because we've got them all covered. You never know what wonderful resources you can find to enrich your classroom experience. Let's get started!

Hanukkah (Dec 8)

National Cocoa Day (Dec 14)

We already know chocolate is delicious, but did you know it also makes for great lesson plan topics? Find activities, poems, candy games, and more. We also have Charlie and the Chocolate Factory reading and vocabulary lessons

First Day of Winter (Dec 21)


Christmas (Dec 25)

Kwanzaa (Dec 26-Jan1)
Kwanzaa is filled with meanings and customs rooted in African culture. Originally signifying a harvest celebration, Kwanzaa has become a communal holiday by reinforcing strong ties and and a feeling of "oneness" during this week-long celebration. Enjoy our Kwanzaa page containing definitions, customs, activities, reading passages, and recipes that make this holiday special.

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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.  


Get a fresh start on your lesson planning in the new year. We have a whole page dedicated to lesson plans by grades and subjects.

Are you using our Site Map? Don't forget it's an easy and quick way to search alphabetically by topic.



Each Grade Level is full of resources for every individual standard. Students can take learning in their own control by clicking on the page with the standard number and choosing their own resource to practice that skill!



Whether you are a newcomer or an old pro, it's easy to get "lost" in everything I4C has to offer. We have subject help by grade level on almost all school topics. Don't forget to click and explore when you are looking for teacher resources. Here are a few main topics to get you started.




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.

While the kids are at home, have them practice their reading while feeling like they're playing computer games. Our SkillBuilders Language section has online stories, organized by grade.

Make your own worksheets - scroll to the bottom of our teacher tools page. It's a great way to keep the daily lessons fresh in their minds. If you're feeling adventurous we also have crosswords and puzzles you can customize too.

Reinforce great school and household habits by creating really fun awards to hand out at home. This page has a ton of sites that help you create any type of award you can think of!

Get the kids dancing with our music resources page. Super fun on a cold winter day.
Who can forget all of the at home Holiday fun, celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa through these historical facts, crafts, and recipes.



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: Make Your Own Cards: You don't necessarily need to spend money on Holiday Cards. There are free online e-cards. You can also make cards using Word, with changing up your fonts and adding graphics. Be creative. Crayons and paper never hurt either! Word Tutorials


Tech Tip #2: Give Parents Access to Assignments: Don't forget about Blogging. You can create your own classroom web page so that your students will never be able to use the excuse they didn't know the assignment!


Tech Tip #3: Apps for Exceptional Children: I4C has assistive technology resources, including Apps for Exceptional Children. Please check them out.

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 This Month's Blog

This month's blog: Make the Most of Winter Break Regroup and refresh while welcoming 2013. 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