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 the summer in a fun way!
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. Become a free member 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.
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June 2013 Picks
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Summer is here! Celebrate Flag Day, Father's Day, the First Day of Summer, and more as we welcome time off from school. Visit our monthly newsletter to see all the details. Below are just a few highlights.
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?
Here are just a couple of the June events that you can celebrate this month.
- Black Music Month - Celebrate music and influential African American musicians, from jazz musicians to singers and songwriters.
- Child Vision Awareness Month - Have you seen your child squinting and they're not in the sun? It is very helpful for your child to have their eyes checked before starting school. For students who do have vision problems, we do have resources suited for students who are visually impaired.
- Anne Frank's Birthday (6/12) - 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) - In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14 as Flag Day and thirty-three years later, an Act of Congress established National Flag Day. Find history about the U.S. Flag, lesson plans, crafts, and more.
- Father's Day (6/16) - Did you know that Father's Day was founded in 1910 by Sonora Dodd to honor her Civil War veteran father? Honor all the special fathers in your life with Father's Day crafts, printables, recipes, and celebration ideas.
- First Day of Summer (6/20) - Summer is officially here! Find summer project ideas that are educational and fun. Don't forget to take advantage of our Summer Learning Program, a free resource guide to keep students engaged all summer long.
- 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!
- Summer is the perfect time for professional development for educators. Learn about various workshops, online seminars, and books to read to get you ready for next school year!
- There are plenty web seminars on a variety of topics. Learn about the benefits and find some free ones here, here and here.
- Do you know CPR? Here is a list of places that hold classes, recertification and even online CPR courses and certification.
- Use the summer to connect through social media and learn about how to use it in your classroom. Learn about how to use Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, and blogging to your advantage!
- Want to do some reading this summer - Here is a list inspiring books for educators to read over the summer. From novels and biographies to teaching tips, there is something here for everyone!
- Visit Teacher tools for all of your classroom needs.
- Go to our grade level help for lesson plans, activities, instructionals, and tools organized by grade and subject.
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.
- Parent Zone- A comprehensive list of everything school related, including homework help, reading help, all subject areas, and educational games.
- Don't Forget About Print Preview - Save paper and frustration by remembering to Print Preview your documents before sending them to the printer. Click on File - Print Preview or the Office Icon - Print Preview and view exactly what it will look like when printed! I4C has Office Tutorials here.
- Find and Replace - Don't forget about this quick way to fix your document! CTRL+F will get you the Find/Replace domain box. Type in any error you are looking for and the correction that you need. You can select "replace all" and it will fix everything with one click! Go here for a list of Microsoft help tools.
- ID Any Image! - Did you know that you can look up the source of a picture through Google? Just drag the picture on to the Google homepage and find out where it's from! Other tech help
We also have other basic instruction in Microsoft Office, including Word 2007, Excel 2007, Powerpoint 2007.
OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST
- Resources for Educators - In this section you can find classroom resources for Exceptional Children, Smartboards, Character Education, Web 2.0 Resources and other topics.
- 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.