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May Features from Internet 4 Classrooms


Summer Learning Program

Did you know that......

  • All students experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer.
  • On average, students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills during the summer months.
  • Research shows that teachers typically spend between 4 to 6 weeks re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer.

Free Daily/Weekly Summer Learning Fun for Pre-K through 12th Grade!


Become a free member and log in each day to find Math, Science, Lang Arts, History and more. Summer Learning Program will begin in June.


How To Directions for signing up to either Summer Learning or/and SAT / ACT test prep.

 

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.


Sign Up Here for ACT Test & SAT Test Preparation!



May Blog: - Why Tweet? The importance and introductory basics to twitter.

May 2013 Picks


Teacher Resources | Parent Resources | Technology Tips |


May brings Mother's Day, Teacher Appreciation, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Memorial Day, and more. 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 May events that you can celebrate this month.

  1. Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month - Did you know that May was chosen for Asian Pacific Heritage month in honor of 1) the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants on 5/7/1843 and 2) the completion of the transcontinental railroad on 5/10/1969? Meet notable Asian Pacific Americans, explore Asian Immigration, and learn about different authors . Find Asian Pacific Heritage Month Lesson Plans, historic facts, visual aids, and more at Scholastic .

  2. Teacher Appreciation Week (5-6 - 5-10) and Teacher's Day (5-7)- Being an educator is one of the most important professions in the world, in our humble opinion. Honor our teachers all day every day with these teacher appreciation ideas.

  3. Mother's Day (5-12)- A mother's job never ever ends. It's one of the most fulfilling yet challenging roles you will ever have. Let's remember the tireless job being a mother can be, and show her how much you care with these Mother's Day ideas you can do at school and at home.

  4. National Transportation Week (5-13- 5-17)- Whether you prefer travel by air, water, or land, transportation is essential to our being. Scholastic offers some great early childhood transportation lessons that integrate language arts and mathematics into learning.

  5. Biographers Day (5-16)- From famous authors, inventors, and celebrities, to major industries and historians, this page has something for everyone. Write your own biography with these project-based biography topics.

  6. Memorial Day (5-27)- A holiday marked with closed businesses and barbecues, let's not forget the soldiers and families that give this day purpose and meaning. Find Memorial Day lessons, quizzes, crafts, and more.




TEACHER RESOURCES

  1. It's been a rough couple of months in our news around the world. Don't forget to take advantage of our Guidance Counselor section, covering topics like feelings and emotions, personal safety, life skills, diversity, stress, and self esteem.

  2. Remember our Newsletter Archives, if you can't find a topic you've read about in the past. It's also a great way to plan for events that typically fall around the same time every year.

  3. Assessments are done and we can focus on other things. Browse our list of teacher's resources for lesson plans, virtual field trips, planning templates, early childhood, and more.

  4. This Memorial Day , take advantage of our large History section, and explore how our present came to be.



PARENT RESOURCES

  1. We've expanded our Apps. Check out our educational, and free, apps for Apple and Android products.

  2. Mom's Day is in a week. Celebrate by making a homemade card, meal, or special craft.

  3. Keep those minds wondering by using our Daily Dose section to find questions for every day of the week, brain teasers, puzzles, and other brain exercises.

  4. As always, continue to practice using the information your kids have learned in school with our online, interactive games and quizzes, organized by school subject and grade. We also have an area just for Pre-K education, focusing on basic skills: learning letters, math, alphabet writing, and computer basics like using a mouse.


TECHNOLOGY TIPS


  1. Microsoft Word Shortcuts:Save time and learn new tricks with these Word shortcuts. More Word help.

  2. White Board/Smart Board Ideas:Did you know we have a White Board section? Find Promethean lessons and interactive sites especially for Whiteboard use.

  3. Computer Lab Integration: If you're a computer lab teacher, our integration sites offer wonderful computer lessons, activities, and custom worksheets for all grades.



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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