Monthly Newsletter    Issue 100


National Back to School Month, 
National Immunization Awareness Month, 
Francis Scott Key's Birthday - 8/1/1779, 
Dollar Day - 8/8, 
International Left-Hander's Day - 8/13, 
19th Amendment - Women's Right to Vote - 8-18-1920, 
National Aviation Day - 8/19, 
Dream Day - 8/28
August 2017
In This Issue
What's Happening
New Online Practice
New Worksheets
New Answer Keys
App of the Month
Teacher Resources
Common Core
Parent Resources
Technology Tips
Quick Links 
Join Our Mailing List 
Read Our Blog

 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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 This Month's Blog

This month's blog is   Homework: Organizational Tips to Make Your Life Easier . Let's just say it. Homework is no fun. But truth is, homework can be a very useful tool. Doing homework can help you to further understand concepts, improve memory and recall, and improves your ability to work independently and manage your time. Read this month's blog to learn some great organizational tips that will make homework a snap. Guest blogger Eliza Medley is a blogger, who writes about education, social media, content marketing and self-growth.
  Things To Celebrate This Month
August brings National Back to School Month, National Immunization Awareness Month, National Aviation Day, Dream Day, and much more. You never know what wonderful resources you can find to enrich your classroom experience. Let's get started:

National Back to School Month- The summer has flown by, and it's time to head back to school. Whether you're a teacher getting ready to meet your new students, or a parent preparing to send your child(ren) back to school we have resources to help transition back into the swing of the school year. Check out our Teacher resource page and our Parent resource page.


Natural Immunization Awareness Month - August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Find resources, vaccination schedules, and a parents' guide. Make sure to explain to your kids why shots are important.


Francis Scott Key's Birthday (8/1/1779) - Today is the birthday of the writer of our national anthem. Read about Francis Scott Key and learn about the flag the national anthem was written about. Check out these great lesson plans about Francis Scott Key, Ft. McHenry, and the War of 1812.


Dollar Day (8/8) - Did you know that the US dollar bill was created in 1786? Learn about the current $1 bill and the history of currency in the United States. Check out I4C's pages on how to introduce money counting skills to your students or child(ren).


International Left-Hander's Day (8/13) - Did you know that Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein, and Bill Gates are all left handed? Roughly 10-15% of Americans are left handed. 1 in 4 Apollo astronauts were left handed. 5 out of the last 8 presidents have been left handed. You can find all sorts of fun, yet, conflicting, left-handed trivia online. But one thing is for sure, there are quite a few famous left-handers. Find out about other famous left handers and tips for teaching left handed children here.


The 19th Amendment was Ratified, Granting Women the Right to Vote (8-18-1920) - The movement for women's rights was elevated to the national level when the 19th Amendment was proposed to Congress in 1878. It took roughly 70 years of suffrage before the Amendment was ratified. Explore lesson plans, and historic information, and classroom resources on Women's Suffrage.


National Aviation Day (8/19) - Celebrate the Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhart, and other aviation pioneers today. Look at a great timeline about aviation and find crafts and activities here.


Dream Day (8/28) - On this day in in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King stood at the Lincoln Memorial and said his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Learn about Dr. King, read his speech, and learn about the Civil Rights Movement.


New - Online Practice

Internet4Classrooms now offers Online Practice Tests and Interactives, covering Kindergarten to Sixth Grade Common Core Mathematics. Look for a rapidly growing variety of thousands of practice quizzes tied to the Common Core State Standards, School Subjects, Activities, and Holidays. 

Check out our Online Practice Quizzes More grades and subjects coming soon.

New Online Practice Quizzes Made Available in JULY

We have released many new online quizzes during the last month supporting the Common Core Standards.

Try them out, and then use them with your students as:

  • Bell Ringers,
  • In Class Assignments,
  • Homework or
  • Extra Credit.

Here is a list of new quizzes by grade.

 New - Printables

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.

New Printables Worksheets Made Available in JULY

We have released many new printables worksheets during the last month supporting the Common Core Standards.

Try them out, and then use them with your students as:

  • Bell Ringers,
  • In Class Assignments,
  • Homework or
  • Extra Credit.

Here is a list of new worksheet sets by grade:

New - Answer Keys

New Worksheet Answer Keys Made Available in JULY

We have released many new answer keys for our printables worksheets during the last month supporting the Common Core Standards.

Remember that you can sign up for answer key access here:

Here is a list of new answer key sets by grade:

  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 App of the Month for August is Quizlet Flashcards By Quizlet Inc ( iOS / Android ).

Master your classes with the leading education app. Create your own flashcards or choose from millions created by other Quizlet users on thousands of subjects. If you're doing standardized test prep for big exams like the SAT or ACT, studying for an upcoming midterm or test, or just need homework help, you can feel confident with these powerful interactive learning tools - inside the classroom or out.

  1. Put your memory to the test with Learn
  2. Memorize tough vocabulary like a pro with Flashcards
  3. Race against the clock in a game of Match
  4. Show you're ready for an in-class quiz with Test
  5. Share study materials with classmates (if you're a student) or your students (if you're a teacher)
  6. Listen to audio pronunciations when you're learning foreign languages
  7. Enhance your studying with images and audio

Quizlet Flashcards is available for Apple and Android devices. Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later (Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) and the required Android version depends upon your Android device.


  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.  
Many historical events happened this month which you can cover in your classroom. Check out I4C's History page for lesson plans, videos, activities, and other resources to supplement your lessons.

Back to School we go. Check out all of our great resources - including Classroom OrganizationClassroom ManagementLesson Planning, and Making the Most Out of Technology.


Our Teacher Resource page has everything from Exceptional Children needs, to Project Ideas, Character Education, Lesson Plans, Instructional Information, Reference Sites, and all of our Teacher Tools. Please take advantage of these FREE services.


Here are a few quick links to get you started: 
Lesson Plans page
Elementary and Middle School Lessons
High School Lessons
Classroom and workstation set up by grade
Planning Tools
Bulletin Board Ideas
Classroom Forms
Discipline Techniques and Classroom Management
Grade Level Help
Resources by School Subject
Guidance Resources


Check out our Pinterest and especially our Back to School board to find fun classroom tips for the new school year.


Be sure to check out our Common Core Math Printables and Common Core State Standards Resources when planning your lessons this year. These are great additional supplements to use in your classroom.


Frustrated with the lack of access to technology in your classroom? Take a look at these 8 creative classroom tech tips-from a teacher who had very little of it.


Are you a first time teacher this fall? Scholastic has a "survival guide" page for new teachers with tips and resources to help make your first year of teaching a success.


Looking for a great book to read to your classroom on the first day of school? Find a great back to school themed list here.



We now have answer guides for our Common Core Math PrintablesRequest teacher access here.


Remember to visit our Teacher Tools section. This homepage contains all the topics you may need to use during the school year.

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.  
  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.


  Focus On:  Parent Resources
In addition to our teachers, parents can take advantage of our online resources as well.


It's that time - time to get our kids motivated to hit the books. Visit our Back to School Guide for Parents and Parent Zone. Learn how to get involved at your child's school.  Find tips for getting your house back into a routine. Stay informed with our bullying and character education resources. Here are a few disciplining techniques to help along the way.


Homework is always a struggle, isn't it? Browse these links for homework help ideas.


August is National Immunization Month. Make sure your children are up to date on their shots before the school year starts. Find a Parent's Guide to Immunization here.


Nutrition is an important factor in academic performance. Find tips for healthy eating here. Here are some great ideas to make a healthy school lunch for your kids and be sure check out our Nutrition page.


Be sure to check out I4C's collection of free educational iPhone and iPad apps for you and your child.

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


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

        **             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. 


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  Technology Tips

Tech Tip #1: Using "Quick Parts" In MS Word
MS Word has a neat feature called "Quick Parts." Quick parts let you insert items like the author's name or other document attributes inside the document itself. In reality, you can use Quick Parts to insert just about anything in a document. Learn more in the article found: HERE.

Tech Tip #2: Five Microsoft Excel Tips You'll Actually Use
There are thousands of Excel tips out there - many of which you'll rarely need to use. But you can use these five little-known tips every day to make the time you spend in Excel more efficient and productive. Learn more in the article found: HERE.

Tech Tip #3: The 50 Best Mac Tips, Tricks and Timesavers
Maybe you've taken advantage of Apple's back-to-school Beats bundle, and you're eager to start learning the ways of macOS Sierra. Maybe you've been using a Mac for years and you're due for a refresher course. Either way, some of the best Mac tips often go unnoticed. You can find out more: HERE. 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.
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