Margo Gentile

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Margo Gentile
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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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The freebie is part of this product: In this package is everything you need to use the 20+ 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
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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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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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Here's a Teacher Appreciation Week freebie to help you get a head start on preparing the classroom for the new school year. This simple and colorful bulletin board will greet your future students with a warm welcome. In order for this bulletin board
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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 "filmstrip
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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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Ordinal numbers can be so overlooked. Yet they are some of the most important words to signify position in the English language! Kids will have fun with these colorful manipulatives that will help them solidify their knowledge of ordinal
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Tired of hearing, "I lost my pencil" or the pencil sharpener working overtime? This is a team-building, community-minded, environmentally spirited bunch of activities. The activities are all related and piggyback in a sequential way.Instructions for
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With this bulletin board you will.....welcome your students as they embark on their journey through__ grade! This product will give you several versions of this adorable bulletin board,so you may use it more than one time with it's variations.
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These tri-folded manipulatives have an important purpose: to make reading fun and successful by tackling the challenge in parts......not as an overwhelming whole. Two ways to read the words are presented. One way is blending the individual letter
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Holidays come and go. Holiday words appear during their fleeting season, and then once the season is over, they disappear until the following year. Wouldn’t it be nice to incorporate holiday words into your language arts? Not just for recognition in
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The activities for addition & subtraction you find in this product are implemented with a particular process in mind. Addition and subtraction will be introduced in the following sequence: first, in a concrete phase, next in a pictorial phase,
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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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You will find many ways to use this resource with preschool-first grade students. Because this product covers both literature and ordinal counting,you could incorporate this poem with your reading and math lessons. When the flip book flaps are
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These circus themed printables are scaffolded to help students remember how to write fact families. The elephants, giants of the circus, are actually visual clues as to where to write the largest numbers. Switch signs provide reminders about
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Pencil Forest Version II focuses more on math than language arts, as Version I did. However, the message is still the same. We can all do our part to save the environment. All efforts are noble, no matter how big or small they are. This project will
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This volume, Vol. II, is the second in this series. Each exercise contains 4-7 words to unscramble and to put in word sentence order. Each sentence has 2-4 simple long vowel words in it. The remaining words of the sentence are short vowel words
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Students will match letter tiles to an illustrated task card's label that names the picture on the card. They will then use the letter tiles from the word they just spelled to make other 6, 5, 4, 3, or 2 letter words in the boxes provided on the
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I used this bulletin board in my first grade classroom- it was loved by all. What kid doesn’t think that losing a tooth isn’t a big deal? They want to be recognized for that! And…it’s an “achievement” that eventually happens to all of them. This
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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.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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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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