Margo Gentile

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Margo Gentile
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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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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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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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Great addition Halloween activity for schools that allow holiday parties only if they have an educational "bent".. If parties are allowed only if learning is involved, then this is for you! This is a lot of fun...students play in teams, have some
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This is an engaging visual for teaching beginning short vowel sounds. A companion song with 6 verses is included in this package. Sing along to the tune of "Old McDonald". Additional activities, like mini lessons, are also included. This visual
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Picture Perfect Count to 100 Chart This 24”x 28.5” chart has 10 numerical digits per row, starting with zero.
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Information about Memorial Day and Veterans Day is presented in an easy to read, organized format. Can be delivered/ implemented in small guided reading groups or in literacy centers. The students get help summarizing all of this info by using the
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Here are 2 Venn diagrams designed especially for the observation of Abe Lincoln's and George Washington's birthdays. This is part of a product which I am working on now. It will include historical and personal facts about the 2 men and much more. In
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Here we have anchor charts, posters, pages, worksheets that address the questions “what is a letter?”, “what is a word?” “how do I proceed to read?” This information may seem common sense, but don’t assume that all of your students understand this.
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Let’s hop on the Pokemon train and use that momentum to energize addition fact memory.Our goal is to encourage students to practice the addition facts by seeing, touching, and writing the facts. We hope to keep the students motivated and engaged as
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Your students will have fun learning about symmetry and the science of snow in conjunction with 3D snowflake construction. This product lends itself to use with whole class, guided/small groups, and centers. Language arts, although not a component
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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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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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This primary grade bulletin board is “no prep”…the printing has been done for you! It’s being sold as a “hard good”, so you get it in the mail already prepared for you. I used this bb in my first grade classroom. What kid doesn’t think that losing
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Let’s hop on the Pokemon train and use that momentum to energize multiplication fact memory. Our goal is to encourage students to practice the multiplication facts by seeing, touching, and writing the facts. We hope to keep the students motivated
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These apple themed crafts are coupled with sequencing activities, measurement tasks, position & size vocabulary, and , of course, following directions! Students can proudly "own" this assignment with a tangible project result. They must use
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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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Mitten math gives students the opportunity to learn how to count by 1’s, 5’s, 10’s and 25's so that they may apply this knowledge to counting pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. Many children find it difficult to transition count from tens to
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These Venn diagrams are overlapping heart shapes and heart-framed boxes which will be used for categorizing and comparing information. Four of the activities are cut and paste and two others involve writing words and short phrases/short sentences.
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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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