Margo Gentile

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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 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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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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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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WOW! This bulletin board does a lot! Not only is it a unique way to display students work, but it's theme will cover at least 2 months. I've always gotten compliments on this one-you will too! Easy to make, yet very eye-catching. Maybe it's the
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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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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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Who says persuasive writing has to be serious? Take it from the perspective of a turkey who doesn't want to be eaten at Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey template that doubles as an "adornment" for completed writing piece as well as a writing planner.
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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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These 21 addition worksheets resemble number bonds or part-part-total addition exercises. The whole packet contains 24 pages because a cover page, a finished sample page, and a directions page are included. The worksheets are introduced
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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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This collection of worksheets is very useful for practice with the basic multiplication facts (2x table- 9x table) and to help children become proficient in computing with the traditional algorithm as well as with partial products. Student pages
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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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Simple valentine card activity that may require more dexterous hands of older elementary students. Perhaps these could be made as part of a student buddy project (older kids making something for younger kids) or a community project (to be given out
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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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#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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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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