Something New, Something Different – Check out ‘Simply Made by Lisa’

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Along with working on creating fantastic resources for our fellow friends here at Teaching Rocks, I have also taken interest in a new, creative and unique hobby! I have called it ‘Simply Made’ – custom made wood blocks and other things! Here you will find creative customized wood blocks and letters, specially designed to add […]

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Back to School – Teachers Pay Teachers SALE!!!

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Its that time of year already! Heading back to school! What better way to start then with a HUGE Teachers Pay Teachers Sale! Head on over to Teacher Pay Teachers for a site wide SALE for all of your purchases. Be sure to check it out! You don’t want to miss out! You only have two days! Don’t forget […]

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Designing a Math Focus Wall for Your Classroom: The Planning Stage

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Part 1: 12 Essential Components of a Math Focus Wall In Part 1 of this series, I explained how I wanted to create a math focus wall for my classroom.  I came up with 12 items that I think are necessary components of a math focus wall.  Since I teach intermediate students, the math focus […]

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52 Science Journals…Now in a PowerPoint Version!

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Have you seen our 52 Science Journals Prompts? They’re an excellent and engaging way to incorporate English Language Arts in your Science classes! Now, we’ve created a PowerPoint presentation for our science journals! Still the same great content, but in an easy to display presentation.  Depending on your preference, you may either want to print […]

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The Tuesday 12: 12 Essential Components of a Math Focus Wall

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Welcome to another edition of The Tuesday 12! I recently had a SMART Board installed in my classroom and I’d like to incorporate it in my math lessons.  Then I began to think of creating a math focus wall on the bulletin boards that surround my SMART Board.  I looked through Pinterest and couldn’t really […]

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52 Science Journal Prompts to Integrate Writing in the Science Classroom! Updated for 2013-2014!!

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Sometimes it feels that no matter how well I try to organize lessons, units, and long range plans, there never appears to be enough hours in the school day to cover all the curriculum expectations!  One of the best strategies that I have learned as a teacher is to take a cross-curricular approach when planning […]

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