Margo Gentile

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Margo Gentile
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These worksheets/task cards are meant to be used after the student has a good understanding of the relationships between number operations. The purpose here is to help the student remember the mechanics (format) of writing fact families. This works
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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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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 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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Children will love to use these turkeys and Indians for self-quizzing of the multiplication facts. Can also be used as flashcards for other operations. Children can construct these themselves-they are simple to make.
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Here are 2 Venn diagrams designed especially for the observation of Abe Lincoln's and George Washington's birthdays. Finally!!!!! A resource of 55 student pages all about these 2 fascinating men is now available. Grades 3-6. Please take a look: ⭐
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These colorful flashcards illustrate the array format of each multiplication fact from the 2x table (with factors 2-9) to the 5x table (with factors 2-9). Also, by turning each card once to the right, the student can view both array formats for the
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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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Just added!! 10 more pages of warm-up addition/subtraction math scenarios to act out! This is a terrific way to help young students understand the concepts of addition and subtraction by acting out "scenarios", which are actually addition and
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These colorful flashcards illustrate in array format each multiplication fact from the 6x table (with factors 2-9) to the 9x table (with factors 2-9). Also, by turning each card once to the right, the student can view both array formats for the main
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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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This Valentine pizza could be served at a party and/or be used to teach about fractions. Similar fraction activities could be done with the Christmas Candy Cane pizza as well. Or, if you don't want to use them as a math activity, they could be used
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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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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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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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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 multi-piece (more than 2 halves) picture multiplication puzzles won't break your heart, mind, or wallet! What they will do, however, is reinforce the multiplication facts that are required in the Common Core standards. Here are 56 puzzles for
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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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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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