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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 65


Back to School Nights, Hispanic Heritage Month,
First Day of Autumn, Labor Day
September 2014
In This Issue
What's Happening
Teacher Resources
Parent Resources
Technology Tips
We Need Your Help
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Back to School Night Tips
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Hello! 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

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.



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.
  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 September App of the Month is myHomework Student Planner. Add homework, tests, and projects to the app and get alerts when assignments are due. Students can also track their schedule, whether it is a block or period schedule. If your teacher is on, it will also sync to your class!


Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

  Things To Celebrate This Month
It's already September! Everyone should be in the school groove by now. This month brings Labor Day, the start of Fall, National Hispanic Heritage Month, and more. You never know what wonderful resources you can find to enrich your classroom experience. Let's get started!

Classical Music Month 

In 1994, President Clinton proclaimed September as Classical Music Month. Check out I4C's music resource page to learn about different composers and music masterpieces and find musical craft projects here to do this month!


Labor Day (9/1)

Did you know that the first Labor Day was celebrated on a Tuesday, not on a Monday like we now celebrate it? Learn more about the history of Labor Day and enjoy some Labor Day themed crafts and activities.


National Grandparents Day (9/7)

On Grandparents Day, we honor our grandparents and recognize the wonderful contributions they add to our lives. Show your appreciation for your grandparents today by creating cards and crafts for them!


Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15-10/15)

During Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of US citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month through an interactive guide from Scholastic. Find teacher resources and activities and crafts to do this month!


Constitution Day (9/17)

The Constitution of the United States was adopted on this day in 1787. This Constitution Day, read the Constitution and its amendments, learn about the signers, and enjoy Constitution themed activities today.


First Day of Autumn (9/22)

Celebrate the beginning of fall with I4C by checking out our Fall Resource page, full of fun crafts, activities, and recipes!


        **             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.  


Back to School Nights are approaching! Here are some great tips for speaking to your students' parents and how to prep for your Open House!


This September 11th, we remember those who died during the terrorist attacks thirteen years ago. It may be difficult to explain the events to students who were too young to remember or not even born yet but there are many resources available. Pearson's Online Learning Exchange has teacher guides and activities for elementary school, middle school, and high school aged students. Also, I4C has a September 11th page, filled with guides and activities to help your students understand the significance of the day.


Being back in a classroom setting can be a shock to the system for some kids after a summer full of activity. Visit our Character Education page for tips on bully prevention and overall self development and awareness.


Remember to visit our Teacher Tools section! This home page contains all the topics you may need to use during the school year. We've got teacher forms, calendars, worksheets, flashcards, assessment tools, bulletin board ideas, lesson plan templates and so much more. 


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.

As the school year begins, keep your kids safe when they do their schoolwork online. Check out I4C's internet safety page for tips and links to keep your children safe online!


Having a hard time getting your kids to sit down and read? Our Reading Help page has helpful links. 


Homeschool parents: I4C has helpful resources you can use too! Check out our Common Core resources, math printables, grade level help, and subject help pages.


As we reminded our teachers above, it's never too late to remind our children about respecting others. Visit our character education page for bullying prevention, conflict resolution and character development tools.


This September 11th, we remember those who died during the terrorist attacks thirteen years ago. It may be difficult to explain the events to those were too young to remember or not even born yet but there are many resources available. A guide from the 9/11 Memorial has tips on explaining the day to your children and I4C has a September 11th page, filled with guides and activities to help your child understand the significance of the day.




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: Print Without Opening the Document - Did you know you can print a document without even opening it? Right click on the document's icon, and then click on print! Find more right click tips here.


Tech Tip #2: White Board/SMART Board Ideas - Did you know we have a Interactive Whiteboard and SMART Board section? Find Promethean lessons and interactive sites especially for Whiteboard use.


Tech Tip #3: Don't Forget About Print Preview - Save paper and frustration by remembering to preview your documents before sending them to the printer using Print Preview. Click on File -> Print Preview or the Office Icon -> Print Preview and view exactly what it will look like when printed. More Office Tips here. 

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 This Month's Blog

This month's blog:  Back to School Night Tips  Get the school year started right with Back to School Night! We have tips for teachers on how to get parent-teacher communication off to the right start and tips for parents on how to get the most out of this introduction to your child's 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