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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 47


St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Passover, Spring, 
Poetry, Music, and Space 
March 2013
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Technology Tips
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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. (
In honor of Music In Our Schools Month we're featuring Music Instruments by Tidels. This free app lets you hear music from many different instruments. See if you can identify the sound. Compatible with iPhone, iPod, and iPad OS 3.2.2 or later. 
  Things To Celebrate This Month
March covers holidays for all beliefs, including Easter, St. Patrick's Day, and Passover. We're celebrating music, spring, poetry, and more. We've got a lot to cover this month. Let's begin.

Music In Our Schools Month
Dr. Seuss' Birthday (3-2-1904)

Daylight Savings (3-10)

How can you set your clocks forward, if you can't tell time? I4C has telling time resources beginning with 1st grade as well as 3rd grade elapsed time online games.
St. Patrick's Day (3-17)

Alexey Leonov made the 1st Walk in Space (3-18-1965)

1st Day of Spring (3-20)
No matter what is looks like outside, Spring is officially here. What causes the seasons? Find out in sixth grade science. Kids can find arts and crafts projects to get their creative juices flowing.

Children's Poetry Day (3-21)

Passover Begins (3-25)
Easter (3-31)

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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.  


If you're looking for interactive online games that cover grammar, cause and effect, punctuation, and other Language Arts activities, check out this page


I4C also offers math tools and online math interactives that give student practice with computation, estimation, measurement, story problems, and money. Don't forget about demicals, too.  Upper school mathematical processes can always use reinforcement. Find more number and operations resources here.


Even as an early childhood teacher, mouse skills are becoming really important. Take advantage of our mouse skills resources that offer practice and computer activities.


Spring brings unpredictable weather. Explore these Elementary Science tools.


Do you need help pushing students to be more descriptive writers? Visit our Elementary Writing page.




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.

Parents, make your own flashcards to offer study help at home. We also have a life skills page, that provides links to social, family, home, and every day life tools.

Keep encouraging reading at home by having your kids make their own bookmarks. The more involved they get, the more eager they will be to read.

If you're in need of  resources for Autism, ADHD, the Visually Impaired, and others, I4C has exceptional children tools you can browse during your free time.

The key to success very early on is to really practice sight words and letters. Make sure to check out these Dolch Sight Word resources and word lists.

Practice phonics, rhyming, syllables, and opposites with these Language Arts online skill builder interactives.

Provide bibliographic help during those book reports with these citation resources.



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:  Get Organized: offers a wonderful, FREE, online calendar for all of your scheduling needs. You can add family members, share your appointments, make grocery and errand lists, and much more. It's a great site if you need help keeping track of life. More organizational tools


Tech Tip #2:  Cool Search Engines: Here's a new search engine that offers extensive information. not only defines words, it offers sentence use, internet searches, twitter searches, synonyms, antonyms, etc. all on one comprehensive page. More search engines at I4C.


Tech Tip #3:  Just Breathe: I know we've done this before but it bares repeating. Do Nothing for 2 Minutes. You won't believe how much it can change your whole day

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 This Month's Blog

This month's blog: Showing Love All Year Long 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