Margo Gentile

United States - Connecticut - Shelton
Margo Gentile
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Here is one page from my much larger product February Daily Multiplication Packets Valentine/Winter Themes...Appropriate for the Valentine holiday and any student(s) who need more practice with the 6x table. The students might like to do more than
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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 a combination of social studies, geography, science, and language arts/writing. It involves high interest informational reading,map skills, and opinion writing. Students will be introduced to 9 towns that have the word "love" in
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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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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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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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You’ve seen them, I’m sure. ..those beautiful coloring books meant for adults only. The ones with the intricate designs which instill a sense of peace and calm while coloring them.This time, instead of saying “Why do kids get to have all of the
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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/stampers on specially made grids. There are also blank templates that can be used to make arrays with
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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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Let’s get thinking about valentine holiday words. Not only will kids manipulate letter tiles on colorful task cards to spell the given holiday words, but they must also use the letters in those words to spell other words. Students are also given
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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:


"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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Undergrad: BS Education Masters Degree: Education


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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