Margo Gentile
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Margo Gentile
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This free page is part of my product, https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/READ-DRAW-WRITE-Plant-Some-Easter-Eggs-Multiplication-2435637 Children make pictorial representations of all multiplication facts from the 2x table to the 9x table
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These worksheets/task cards are meant to be used after the student has a good understanding of the relationships between number operations. The purpose here is to help the student remember the mechanics (format) of writing fact families. This works
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Here is a small sampling of a larger, complete product called Once Upon a Vine Sentence Builder Vol. I Short Vowels.This little package contains directions, samples of some completed work, and some cut and paste pages to do. Help yourself to some
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This is one page of a larger product. Help yourself to this free worksheet and see how your kids like it. I think Santa's little helpers will have fun filling the stockings. If you're working on multiplication, especially the "4" facts, this
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This do it yourself Father's Day card "reveals" a special moment with dad which can be partially viewed from a window on the front cover. Seeing only a "snippet" of a hidden photograph, Dad has to figure out what the photo is about. Of course, it's
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Here is a free sample for you from the multiplication series Read Draw Write. This particular page is part of the "Juggling Jackolanterns" packet. 8 Halloween characters (goofy vampires, jolly jackolanterns, wacky withces, merry mummies, trick of
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Here is one page from my much larger product February Daily Multiplication Packets Valentine/Winter Themes...Appropriate for the Valentine holiday and any student(s) who need more practice with the 6x table. The students might like to do more than
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Get the gang together and play these fun timed reading relay games! Easy, Moderate, and Challenge levels for all ages. The phoneme focus is found in the game title. "In the Bin" is about words containing "in". "Spill and Fill" has words containing
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Here's something a little different to do with the kids for Veterans Day and/or Memorial Day. Choose from 4 "fancy" Venn diagrams (2 color; 2 B&W). The B&W diagram can be colored in once the students jot down the differences and
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In this package is everything you need to use the14 mats as a 2-player game, one on one teaching activity, or individual/partner activities for a math center. Here is one page for you to have. Each page has a different jackolantern face made by
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WOW! This bulletin board does a lot! Not only is it a unique way to display students work, but it's theme will cover at least 2 months. I've always gotten compliments on this one-you will too! Easy to make, yet very eye-catching. Maybe it's the
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Don't you love those word-themed shapes? Here's a way you can have your students make one without having to try a capricious app. There are 2 versions of the cornucopia in this product. The first is for younger children. Have the students write
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Use heart-shaped Venn diagrams to make fun creative Valentine cards. The Venn premise works well for things that share a common purpose! Check out the examples for better understanding on how to use this FREE activity. Would also make a terrific
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Easy to make bulletin board using basic shapes and lively colors. Perfect for greeting the new students at the beginning of the school year. Put children's photos in portholes (round windows) or have them draw self portraits and put them in
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Simplicity says a lot.This bulletin board with clean looking lines and basic shapes has a "movie" theme. The students are the "cast" and the teacher is the "director", of course! Put students' photos or their self portraits in each "film square" and
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This product is a combination of social studies, geography, science, and language arts/writing. It involves high interest informational reading,map skills, and opinion writing. Students will be introduced to 9 towns that have the word "love" in
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Children will love to use these turkeys and Indians for self-quizzing of the multiplication facts. Can also be used as flashcards for other operations. Children can construct these themselves-they are simple to make.
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This product is designed to be used in a math center, one on one, small group, or whole class. Four 8'x11' posters are included. Each poster displays an operations symbol and the many clue words/phrases that appear in word problems for that
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These colorful flashcards illustrate the array format of each multiplication fact from the 2x table (with factors 2-9) to the 5x table (with factors 2-9). Also, by turning each card once to the right, the student can view both array formats for the
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Who says persuasive writing has to be serious? Take it from the perspective of a turkey who doesn't want to be eaten at Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey template that doubles as an "adornment" for completed writing piece as well as a writing planner.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a veteran teacher of 25+ years. The majority of my teaching was done in the Shelton Public Schools. I taught grades K, 1, and 2 as a regular education teacher. If I had to choose, I would say that first grade was my favorite grade level, but I really enjoyed them all. Also, I worked as a special education collaborative teacher for grades K-6. From a teacher's perspective, that job had so many benefits that it's hard to list them all. Not only was the population broad and diverse, but I also had the rare opportunity to witness grade transitions and see how students "phased into" the next grade level. It was interesting to see how students adapted to and met the expectations of the next grade and how their new teachers facilitated this change. As the director of a 5-town Head Start program, I learned many administrative, organizational, problem solving, and people skills. I met the challenge of this job and made a positive impact on the program, but I really missed the kids! I wrote a discretionary grant which awarded our program with the funds to start a "homeschool type" branch of the existing organization. This was a pretty new concept at the time! I was an Odyssey of the Mind coach for 2 years. My responsibilty was to guide and be a facilitator for a group of 5th and 6th graders.It was one of the most interesting jobs I've had. Our groups had to select one problem from a group of given problems and solve it by thinking "outside of the box". The solutions were presented as a "performance" to a group of judges. It took several months for the creative solutions to be worked out. I started a young childrens' line of clothing called "Little Yarns". Each outfit featured a character that I made up and the outfit came with a matching cloth book. Of course the main character of the book was the one on the outfit. Both clothing and books sported braided yarn--as suspenders on the outfit and as a binding on the book. My latest venture is a product called the Color Coded Multiplication program. It is a revolutionary way of memorizing the multiplication facts. The CCM combines the memory power of color, best teaching methodologies, and associative learning for amazing results. Great for "balancing out" those curriculums that are top heavy in concept but have little time for fact memorization. Very helpful to those who are struggling with fluency of the multiplication facts. Being sold at my website: www.margosmathandmore.com

MY TEACHING STYLE

"Balanced Teaching". I like to balance out my lessons with a variety of activities and methodologies. Nothing is more boring than teaching the same way day after day. Children are the center of the universe while I'm teaching, so doing whatever I possibly can to help them feel comfortable and safe, welcomed and wanted, inspired and ready to learn is my teaching style.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Undergrad: BS Education Masters Degree: Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Happy to be a member of a really nice family. Happy to have my mom and great sisters. Happy when I'm teaching, volunteering with the literacy group, gardening, bike riding, meeting with the women's business group, hiking, enjoying nature, listening to music, dancing to music, exercising, reading, traveling, creating art, developing educational materials,meeting with my best friends........... Life is full of blessings!

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