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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 46


Black History, Valentine's, Chinese New Year, 
Science, History, and Presidents Day 
February 2013
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Greetings. 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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  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. (
We searched for FREE apps to honor Feb holidays, and Valentine's Day came out the winner as far as free options. Enjoy this fun Valentine's Day Trivia app offering stats, history, and fun facts like how many people actually buy a gift for their pet. Compatible with iPhone, iPod, and iPad OS 4.0 or later.
  Things To Celebrate This Month
February is PACKED. Black History, Valentine's, President's, Chinese New Year, and American History. We've got a lot to cover this month so we're going to make our descriptions more brief than usual to fit it all in. Let's begin.

Black History Month
American Heart Month

American History Month

Nat'l Weather Service Was Established (2-9-1870)
GroundHog Day (2-2)
Why do we track the groundhog, anyway? This page has Groundhog Day puzzles, poems, and printables.

Chinese New Year (2-10)

Valentine's Day (2-14)

Abraham Lincoln's Birthday (2-12-1809)   Presidents Day (2-18)   and  George Washington's Birthday (2-22-1732)

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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.  


If you passed up our things to celebrate section, here's where you can find a ton of Black History Month resources, lesson plans, activities, timelines, and historical facts. We also offer a daily lesson question for every day in February.


 It's never too late to learn a second language. In honor of the Chinese New Year of the snake, check out I4C's Mandarin page. You can find Foreign Language resources for Spanish, German, French and more on this page.


The February calendar seems to cover a lot of science and history topics. As a reminder, we have entire areas dedicated to Elementary Science teacher resources and High School Science teacher tools.  Reinforce the lessons you just taught with our online interactive skills games, divided by grade and school subject.


For our Pre-K fans, find cutting with scissors help using these cutting practice worksheets and printables to get those crafts looking great.


Early Childhood Development sets the foundation for education. Don't forget about our Pre-K and Preschool resourcesKindergarten resources, and interactive Kindergarten online skillbuilders covering math and language


Didn't see other February holiday links here? Look up. Our "Things to Celebrate" section covers Valentine's Day, Presidents Day, George Washington's birthday, and Abraham Lincoln's birthday.




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.

February is a month filled with craft-type holidays. Do you need help teaching your youngsters how to cut? Practice scissor skills with these helpful tools.

Valentine's Day is almost here. It's one of the craftiest holidays of the year. Find Valentine's projects, arts and crafts printables, and cards. Chocolate comes separately.

Name that President. It's just one of the games and activities your kids can do at home in honor of Presidents Day.

Did you know the National Weather Service was established this month, back in 1870? There are many ways to study weather and elementary science. Kids can wake up daily and track the forecast, study clouds, understand climate, and more.

Practice and more practice - it's a great way to reinforce and maintain the lessons our students learn during the day. Make doing homework fun. Play online games that cover just about all school subjects.

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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

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 This Month's Blog

This month's blog: The Importance of Good Character We're discussing how critical it is to reinforce character education in the classroom. 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