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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 63 


Fourth of July, Canada Day, 
Summer Activities and Safety
July 2014
In This Issue
What's Happening
Teacher Resources
Parent Resources
Technology Tips
We Need Your Help
Quick Links 

Join Our Mailing List 
Read Our Blog
 Make the Most of Summer Break
Take Our Survey

 Sign Up for Free ACT & SAT Test Preparation  



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 July App of the Month is Math Planet. Keep your child's math skills up this summer and throughout the year with this app. Kids can practice their math skills through playing various space themed games that cover concepts they learned in their math classes. This game has over a hundred levels that support Common Core State Standards in Math. Parents can track learning progress through the analytic dashboard.
Rated ages 4 and up. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
  Things To Celebrate This Month
Summer is in full swing. July brings us the Fourth of July, Canada Day, and more. You never know what wonderful resources you can find to enrich your classroom experience. Let's get started.


National Ice Cream Month

Stay cool this month with some ice cream. Learn about the history of ice cream and how ice cream is made. Find crafts, activities, and delicious ice cream recipes here.


National Picnic Month

July is National Picnic Month. Go out and have a picnic with your family. Find creative recipes, picnic-themed songs, books, and games for preschoolers, and fun picnic-themed activities. Find tips for planning a picnic here.


Canada Day (7/1)

Happy Canada Day. Today is the anniversary of Canada's creation in 1867. Learn about Canada's history, geography, and people. Celebrate Canada Day with fun crafts, games, printables, and recipes.


Battle of Gettysburg (7/1-7/3)

Today, learn about the battle that was the turning point of the American Civil War. Learn more about Gettysburg and find Civil War activities, printables, and interactive maps here.


Independence Day (7/4)

Did you know that the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress on this day in 1776? Read the Declaration of Independence this Fourth of July and learn about the American Revolution. Find useful resources about the American Revolution here. Check out I4C's Fourth of July page for crafts, activities, and printables to help you celebrate.  


E.B. White's Birthday (7/11/1899)

Happy Birthday to children's author E.B. White. Learn about his life and his works. Find tons of teacher resources, activities, and printables for one of his most popular books, Charlotte's Web. Be sure to check out our page on Elementary School Stories for more story resources that you can use in your classroom or at home.


Moon Landing (7/20)

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Apollo 11 landed on the moon on this day in 1969. Watch a video of the moon landing and learn about this historical space mission through biographies, fun activities, and books.

        **             We Want Your Input            **

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. 


Write to:  [email protected]

  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.


Do you know CPR? This skill could be extremely important during an emergency in your classroom. Take a course online or find a class in your local area through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.


During your downtime this summer, explore our social media pages. Our Pinterest (internet4classr) has tons of boards filled with teacher tips, Common Core help, and classroom activities and stay up to date on new features, articles, and links you can use in your classroom on our Twitter (@internet4classr).


Stay safe this summer. Check out these sun and water safety tips as well as these safety tips for outdoor activities.


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.


Celebrate Independence Day with I4C. Check out our Fourth of July page for crafts, activities, and games you and your child can do together today. 


Be safe on the Fourth of July. Teach your kids about fireworks safety in preparation for the holiday. 


Have fun in the sun this summer vacation. Keep you and your kids safe this summer with these tips on sun and water safety. Also check out these summer safety tips for outdoor activities.  


It's important that your child understands the difference between a safe stranger and a dangerous stranger as well as what to do in a dangerous situation. Here are some topics about strangers you should cover with your child. Check out this website where kids can learn more about stranger safety. 


Explore our social media pages. Our Pinterest (internet4classr) has tons of boards filled with fun activities you can do with your child and stay up to date on new features and educational articles on our Twitter (@internet4classr).




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: Undo a Sent Email: Accidentally hit the send button on an email? On Gmail, you can unsend emails. Click on the gear icon in the top right of your Gmail page and then click on Settings. Next, click on Labs on the top menu and then enable 'Undo Send'. Save your changes and then you're all set. You only have about 10 seconds to hit Undo, so click it fast. Find more Google tips here. 


Tech Tip #2: Quickly Lock Your Computer: Ever had to walk away from your computer and needed to lock it quickly? Press the Windows Key +L. Your computer is locked until you comeback and put your password in. Find more Windows shortcuts here. 


Tech Tip #3: Close Apps on Your iPhone: Is your iPhone running slowly? You may need to close apps you're not using on your phone. First, double click on the home button. If you're using iOS 7 or above, swipe the app up to close it. If you're using an iOS less than 7, tap on the red X to close the app. Not only will your phone run a bit faster but it will also help save your battery. More iPhone tips here. 

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 This Month's Blog

This month's blog:  Make the Most of Summer Break Guest Blogger Mary Lirette gives tips for teachers on how to balance relaxation and prepping for the next school year during their summer break. 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