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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 62 


Father's Day, Flag Day,
First Day of Summer, Professional Development
June 2014
In This Issue
What's Happening
Teacher Resources
Parent Resources
Technology Tips
We Need Your Help
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 Student Blogging in the Classroom
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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 will feature resources and information on a variety of topics. We are constantly updating information on our site and urge you to visit often.


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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.


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  Summer Learning Program

Did you know tests show students lose about 2.5 months of math computation skills during summer break? Teachers spend on average 4-6 weeks of the new school year getting students back on track. We must keep our students thinking and challenged all year long. Math, Science and Language Arts Skills are practiced each day along with great facts and tips about other subject areas. Books are suggested for Summer Reading. Summer learning will keep your child learning all through summer in a fun way.


Internet4Classrooms now offers printables, covering Kindergarten to Sixth Grade Mathematics. Look for a rapidly growing variety of thousands of practice worksheets tied to the Common Core State Standards, School Subjects, Activities, and Holidays. 

Check out  our Common Core Mathematics Printables. More grades and subjects coming soon.
  Common Core State Standards

Check out our  Common Core English Language Arts 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. Click on your Grade Level to find English Language Arts Standard Resources and learning tools.


Also, check out our Common Core Math Standards. 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
The June App of the Month is Touch Physics Lite. This game is not only fun but gets your brain moving. Draw shapes on your phone which will interact with a wheel according to the laws of physics. Use these shapes to push the wheel into a star to move up through the levels of the game. 
For ages 4 and up. Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  Things To Celebrate This Month
Time flies- it's already the end of the school year. June also brings Father's Day, Flag Day, Summer Solstice, and more. You never know what wonderful resources you can find to enrich your classroom experience. Let's get started.

Child Vision Awareness Month

Did you know that 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems? Make sure to get your child's eyes checked before starting school this fall. Here are some great tips and resources for parents. If your child does have vision problems, I4C also has resources for the visually impaired.


World Environment Day (6/6)

Protect nature and the Earth not only today but every day. Find out about how human activities affect the environment. Learn about conserving resources. Here are some great activities about recycling you can do in the classroom and at home.


Anne Frank's Birthday (6/12/1929)

Anne Frank was born on this day in 1929. Her diary gives us a peek into what it was like to live in hiding during the German Occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. Learn more about her life, the Holocaust, and World War II.


Flag Day (6/14)

Did you know that we celebrate Flag Day today because on this day in 1777, the Continental Congress adopted our national flag? Find history about the U.S. flag, lesson plans, crafts, and more on our Flag Day page.


Father's Day (6/15)

Did you know that Father's Day wasn't an official holiday until 1966? Honor all the fathers in your life today with Father's Day crafts, printables, recipes, and celebration ideas.


First Day of Summer (6/21)

Happy Summer Solstice. Find out what causes the change of seasons. You can find fun and educational summer activities here. Don't forget to sign up for our Free Summer Learning Program to minimize students' learning loss and to keep them engaged all summer.


Ramadan Begins (6/29)

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset and this period of spiritual reflection and purification lasts an entire month. Learn more about the holiday and its history and find activities and recipes on our Ramadan resource page. 

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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.  


SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM. Get free summer learning activities, summer reading lists, summer lesson reviews, and more. Teachers spend on average 4-6 weeks of the new school year getting students back on track. We must keep our students thinking and challenged all year long.


Use your summer vacation for professional development. Find out more about workshops, seminar series, online courses, and technology based learning concepts.


Spend this summer doing some summer reading of your own. Get inspired with this book list or focus on professional development with this list.


Take the time this summer to prep for next year. A great way to do that is to get acquainted with technology you can use in your classroom. Try these great iPad apps that can benefit you in the classroom. Also, learn how social media can be used to your advantage. 



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 that were 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.


Make sure your kids SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM. Get free summer learning activities, summer reading lists, summer lesson reviews, and more.


Don't let your kids stay idle this summer. I4C has great educational activities and tons of ideas on how to have fun this summer.


Celebrate Father's Day with some great activities and crafts you can do at home. Visit our Father's Day resource page to find out more. 


Keep your kids reading this summer. Make it fun for them by doing a reading challenge, joining a summer reading book club, or participating in events at your local library. Find book lists, printables, parent resources, and more here.




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 that were 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: Adjust Your Privacy Settings on Windows 8: With Windows 8, many apps can tap into your data by default. To adjust the settings, press the Windows key + I, and go to Change PC Settings. Select the Privacy option, then personalize the settings for your personal data. Find more Windows 8 tips here.


Tech Tip #2: Protect Documents from Edits: Sending out a document and don't want anyone to edit it? On Microsoft Office, you can protect your documents from edits. Go to the Review tab and click on Protect. You can edit what can and can't edit on your document. More Office tips here.


Tech Tip #3: Remember to Change Your Passwords:  With all the data breaches happening right now, it's important to keep your personal information safe. Don't forget to change your passwords from time to time, especially on online bank accounts and your email. Find more tech help.

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 This Month's Blog

This month's blog:  Student Blogging in the Classroom Guest Blogger Mike Wallagher discusses blogging in the classroom and the beneficial skills it provides students in this technological age. 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