Margo Gentile

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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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These 21 addition worksheets resemble number bonds or part-part-total addition exercises. The whole packet contains 24 pages because a cover page, a finished sample page, and a directions page are included. The worksheets are introduced
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Need something to supplement your math program so that your students know their multiplication facts like their own name? These multiplication packets provide a wide variety of ways to practice the multiplication facts without a hint of "drilling".
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Included are fireplace scenes for all addition facts to 10 plus pages to color in red stockings and green stockings. Just cut out the little stockings(in small rectangles-no curvy cutting involved)and glue onto the mantles. Notice that there are
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Just in time for the last few days of school before Christmas vacation! Fun and educational at the same time! This packet is a continuation of the free worksheet "Stocking Stuffers Multiplication...Sneak Peek". It features the free page (sneak
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Lights, camera, action! Read the backstory that tells about the elves' strange behavior. It turns out that elves aren't perfect, and they have a tendency to be very playful and mischieveous. Students/children have an opportunity to "act" as an elf
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Students will create strands of colorful Christmas lights while putting together words to make sentences. 32 sentences using one syllable words containing the digraphs sh, th, ch, and wh. All of the words have short vowels.This is a cut and paste
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These 3-D ready-made bulletin boards have been developed with the spirit of giving in mind. The theme of the festive bulletin boards is the gift of giving.I filled each hollow "head" with treats for my class (small candy, erasers, pencils,
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Christmas Shopping A Mathematical Challenge simulates Christmas shopping and heightens students’ awareness of the monetary value of gifts, comparison shopping, how to stretch a dollar, and how to purchase items given a limited amount of money to
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Word Walls don't have to be exclusively for the primary grades. They could be for grades 3-5 as well. Use a word wall for new words in math, science, social studies, spelling words....A word wall would be an excellent place for adjectives, adverbs,
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Need something to supplement your math program so that your students know their multiplication facts like their own name? These multiplication packets provide a wide variety of ways to practice the multiplication facts without a hint of "drilling".
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This resource gives students an opportunity to demonstrate all of the single digit x single digit math facts in array format by using stickers on specially made grids. There are also blank templates that can be used to make arrays with other themes,
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Your students will have fun learning about symmetry in conjunction with triangle Christmas tree and 3D wreath construction. This language infused project provides opportunities for students to use their skills in reading, writing, technology, art,
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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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