Margo Gentile

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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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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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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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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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By November, you've probably introduced all of the times tables in third grade.Most contemporary texts/math programs don't provide very much practice with the multiplication facts. Common Core State standards explicitly state that by the end of
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Using yarn or heavy cord, string up a long child-height "clothesline". Print out the 52 unique articles of clothing on cardstock. Cut back the edges on 2 straight lines and fold on the dotted line. You've got laundry! There are 26 "sets" of clothes
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This is a big 10-4, good buddy! Play and learn with these place value manipulatives activities in the "trucking business". Basically for beginners- focuses on numbers 1-100. This versatile product can be used in 3 ways: as a reusable math activity
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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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#8daysofchristmasThis product will give your students a complete repertoire of ways to practice and study the multiplication facts. They won't notice the repetition of facts. This is disguised by the varied and engaging activities. However, the
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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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This bundle is designed to increase a student's automaticity in recognizing and recalling the multiplication facts. To reach this goal, one must provide repitition and practice. However, this product is nothing like the "drill and kill" series of
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Here are 20 fantastic game mats for coin recognition and determining values for coin combinations. Laminate them for repeated use. With the mats are visual aids, suggestions for teaching coin identification and how to count coins, a spinner, and
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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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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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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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This is the level 1 card game from the resource "3's A Charm St. Patrick's Multiplication Leveled Card Games". This game is good for all abilities and ages, so it can be played without the other leveled decks. The only difference is that the
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The old dots and squares game is new again with more twists and turns to encourage more strategic thinking! The added features are Fathers Day themed and provide a different dimension to the game, including much more fun. This is a "pick up" game
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Fidget spinners could serve as terrific little moving math triangles. If used in an organized,purposeful way, these spinners could help students be motivated, meet challenges, embrace competition, and memorize math facts! It’s simple and its fun!
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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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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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