Margo Gentile
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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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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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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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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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This fun craftivity has something for very young students (first, second grade) and those that are a little older (third grade, maybe fourth). If the craft is used alone it's ideal for kindergarten as well. There's a poem to share about March
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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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#BestResourceEverTired 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
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It’s Mom’s day and she’s the “star of the show”. Interview her like a celebrity with these “Would you rather” questions. Maybe you could make a couple of her “preferences” a reality on Mother’s Day. Circle your mom’s choice in each question. Put
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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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This is a great little package jam packed with things to learn about and do for May Day. The text tells about the astronomical and seasonal significance of May day, details about the maypole and dances, the history of May Day and its different
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Each student page provides practice in unscrambling words to make sense in a sentence. Volume I is the first in a series of this type and is the easiest of all of the products in this series. Each sentence contains 4 to 6 words to unscramble which
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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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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 tri-folded manipulatives have an important purpose: to make reading fun and successful by tackling the challenge in parts......not as an overwhelming whole. All of the words in this set follow the CVC pattern and have only vowel "a". Two
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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. All of the words in this set follow the CVC pattern and have only vowel "e". More
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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. All of the words in this set follow the CVC pattern and have only vowel "i". More
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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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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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