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December Features from Internet 4 Classrooms


JUST ADDED: PRINTABLES ARE HERE!


Internet4Classrooms now offers printables! 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 NEW Common Core Printables for Kindergarten through 5th grade! More grades and subjects coming soon!


JUST ADDED: COMMON CORE MATH HIGH SCHOOL ALGEBRA STANDARDS ARE HERE!


Our NEW Common Core Math High School Algebra Standards are 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.


Check out our new Common Core Math High School Algebra Standards and also our updated Common Core Math Standards and Common Core ELA Standards.


SAT and ACT Test Preparation

Free Online Practice Resources for ACT Tests and SAT Tests! I4C now offers free SAT and ACT vocabulary and math quizzes. Join our SAT and ACT Test Preparation program and log in as much as you'd like. Students can take practice tests on 5000 vocabulary words or over 1000 math problems. Parents and Mentors can log in to monitor your scores - including seeing which vocabulary words they missed. Interactive quizzes allow the test taker to retake and study as much as they want.


Sign Up Here for ACT Test & SAT Test Preparation!



December Blog: Saving Your Health during the Holidays Follow these great tips to stay healthy during the holidays!



December 2013 Picks


Teacher Resources | Parent Resources | Technology Tips |


December brings us the start of Winter, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and much more. Visit our monthly newsletter to see all the details. Below are just a few highlights.



WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?


Here are some of the December events that you can celebrate this month:

  1. Read a New Book Month - What book are you going to read this month? To help you find a new book, Scholastic has a compilation of book lists ranging over many subjects. I4C also has a collection of stories for elementary students, library resources, information on physical and virtual libraries, grade level help with reading and literature, and reading assessment practice.

  2. Special Education Day (12/2) - I4C offers a whole section of Exceptional Children resources, including Special Education for the classroom, teachers, and parents. Take advantage of tools on Autism, ADHD, Gifted, and Learning Disorders.

  3. 13th Amendment abolishing slavery, ratified (12/6/1865) - Today, the 13th Amendment of the Constutitution was ratified, which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude. I4C has resources about slavery for elementary schoolers and middle schoolers and check out this link to find Civil War resources.

  4. Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (12/7/1941) - Remember the attack on Pearl Harbor in your history lessons today. From Scholastic, meet witnesses, view a timeline of the events leading up to Pearl Harbor, and find a Pearl Harbor teaching guide. Use Primary and Secondary Sources to identify conclusions based on the event. View videos, use interactive maps, and find other World War II resources for your lesson from the History Channel.

  5. Emily Dickinson's Birthday (12/10/1830) - Celebrate Emily Dickinson's birthday by learning about poetry! I4C has multiple Poetry resources throughout our site: Elementary Poetry, Middle/High School Poetry, Poetic Overviews and Poetic Devices, Poetic Terms, Analyzing Poetry, and Rhyme and Rhythm, including Lower School Rhyming.

  6. National Cocoa Day (12/13) - Celebrate National Cocoa Day in your classroom! We have chocolate themed activities and lesson plans, chocolate recipes, and lesson plans based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

  7. Bill of Rights Day (12/15) - The Bill of Rights are the first ten amendments to the Constitution, guaranteeing our personal freedoms as U.S. citizens. Today, read the Bill of Rights on the National Archives website and find educator resources from the Bill of Rights Institute. I4C also has Bill of Rights resources like games, quizzes, and lesson plans for fourth graders and eighth graders.

  8. Ludwig van Beethoven's Birthday (12/16/1770) - Did you know that in Beethoven's later life, he was completely deaf yet continued to compose music? Learn about Beethoven's life and works and find resources for classical music and other types of music on I4C's Music Resource page.

  9. Boston Tea Party (12/16/1773) - On this day in 1773, Sam Adams led the Sons of Liberty, disguised as Mohawk Indians, to British Ships at port in the Boston Harbor and dumped the ships' tea into the water. Learn about the Boston Tea Party from the History Channel and check out these great resources about the Revolutionary War from Mr. Nussbaum.

  10. First Day of Winter (12/21) - Did you know that today is the shortest day of the year? Find out what causes the seasons, what animals do in the winter, and explore how the environment adapts to winter. Here are some great winter themed math worksheets for elementary school and classroom crafts and activities to use today!

  11. Christmas (12/25) - Celebrate Christmas with Interent4Classrooms! Our Christmas page has fun resources like activities, crafts, recipes and even a Santa tracker!

  12. Kwanzaa (12/25-1/1) - Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration, honoring African heritage and culture. Learn about Kwanzaa, its history and rituals, and find recipes, printables, and games on I4C's Kwanzaa resource page.


    TEACHER RESOURCES


    1. Teach your students the wonders of poetry! Find poems about Christmas, Hanukkah, and winter here. I4C also has multiple poetry resources throughout our site: Elementary Poetry, Middle/High School Poetry, Poetic Overviews and Poetic Devices, Poetic Terms, Analyzing Poetry, and Rhyme and Rhythm, including Lower School Rhyming.

    2. Remember to check out our Printables page! We are continuing to update and add more worksheets!

    3. Find great resources for elementary school math on I4C! We have pages for money(1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade), telling time (1st grade 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade), fractions and decimals (1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade fractions and decimals), and multiplication and division (3rd grade, 4th grade multiplication and division, 5th grade). Be sure to look at our Grade Level Help page to find more resources!

    4. We have great Language Arts resources to help you plan for the 3rd 9 week period! Find writing resources for elementary school, middle school, and high school. We also have resources about comparing and constrasting and story elements (1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade). Be sure to look at our Grade Level Help page to find more resources to use in your classroom!

    5. This month is Read a New Book Month - what a great time to get your students interested in reading! To help your students find a new book, Scholastic has a compilation of book lists ranging over many subjects. I4C also has a collection of stories for elementary students, library resources, information on physical and virtual libraries, grade level help with reading and literature, and reading assessment practice.

    6. Be sure to check out I4C's holiday pages to find resources for your classroom! We have Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa pages for you to use!

    7. Visit Teacher tools for all of your classroom needs.

    8. Go to our grade level help for lesson plans, activities, instructionals, and tools organized by grade and subject.

    PARENT RESOURCES

    1. This month is Read a New Book Month and is a great time to get your kids interested in reading. Here are 10 great tips to help make reading fun and Scholastic has great children's book lists and reading resources for parents!

    2. Teach your children about different winter holidays and find resources for the holidays you celebrate! I4C has Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa pages!

    3. On December 13th, it's National Cocoa Day! We have chocolate themed activities, chocolate recipes, and activities based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for you to do with your child!

    4. Want to reinforce a concept with your child? Check out our Grade Level Skill Help page for tons of resources in math and language arts covering a variety of topics.

    5. You can always visit our Parent Resources page to get grade level practice sites, find online sources, and information pertaining to homework, special needs, reading help, and more.

    6. Don't forget our Technology Tutorial section in case you need refresher courses in your computer skills.


    TECHNOLOGY TIPS


    1. Save Files as PDFs - Need to send a document to someone who doesn't have Microsoft Office? Save the file as a PDF! When you save your document in Office 2010, you can change the file type to PDF. More Microsoft Office tips here.

    2. Switch into Superscript or Subscript Quickly - Want to quickly put something into superscript or subscript while creating a document? To go into superscript, press CTRL+SHIFT+=. For subscript, press CTRL+=. Find more Microsoft Word keyboard shortcuts.

    3. Check Your Comupter's Memory - Is your computer running slow? You many need to check if there are any programs eating up your memory! Resource Monitor is a great program that's included on Windows Vista and Windows 7 that will show you real-time data about the critical systems of your PC. To find Resource Monitor, go to your Task Manager, click on Performance, and then on Resource Monitor. PC World has a great article giving you an overview of each of the categories and how you can use the Resource Monitor to optimize your computer! Find more Windows troubleshooting tips here.



    We also have other basic instruction in Microsoft Office, including Word 2007, Excel 2007, Powerpoint 2007.



    OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST


    1. Resources for Educators - In this section you can find classroom resources for Exceptional Children, Smartboards, Character Education, Web 2.0 Resources and other topics.
    2. Resources for Parents - Parents can find resources
      on assisting their children with homework, time management, Internet Safety, subject area resources, grade level resources and more.

 

 

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