Margo Gentile

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Margo Gentile
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Patience + Perserverence = Progress. Sow the seeds of knowledge.
 
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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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Here's a unique autograph "book". To say farewell, good luck, or see you soon, just be sure to leave a message! Enough spaces for up to 28 students. (the "phone owner" doesn't sign their own phone)
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Easy to make bulletin board using basic shapes and lively colors. Perfect for greeting the new students at the beginning of the school year. Put children's photos in portholes (round windows) or have them draw self portraits and put them in
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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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Simplicity says a lot.This bulletin board with clean looking lines and basic shapes has a "movie" theme. The students are the "cast" and the teacher is the "director", of course! Put students' photos or their self portraits in each "filmstrip
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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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With this bulletin board you will.....welcome your students as they embark on their journey through__ grade! This product will give you several versions of this adorable bulletin board,so you may use it more than one time with it's variations.
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Information about Memorial Day and Veterans Day is presented in an easy to read, organized format. Can be delivered/ implemented in small guided reading groups or in literacy centers. The students get help summarizing all of this info by using the
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I purchased a lot of candy canes to be used as manipulative items for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.(during the Christmas season) I must use them again before I eat them! I plan on having my students make these valentine cards
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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 primary grade bulletin board is “no prep”…even the printing has been done for you! It’s being sold as a “hard good”, so you get it in the mail already prepared for you. Most of my hard products (single product or combination of products) that
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Add a dash of design to your valentine! Borders and clip art in hues of red, pink, and purple will enhance your lovely valentine creations.
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The activities in this product are meant to be student-centered and implemented in centers. Of course, you may deliver the activities in this product as teacher-directed as well- for the whole class, in a small guided group, or with an individual.
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Students will super focus on directions and details as they watch a very short video which demonstrates how to make a 4-sided Easter egg spinner. After watching the video, the student has a choice of sequencing and writing activities to do. These
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These 3-D ready-made bulletin boards have been developed with the spirit of giving in mind. The theme of the festive bulletin boards is the gift of giving.I filled each hollow "head" with treats for my class (small candy, erasers, pencils,
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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. Here we have the same thing for kids, but the designs aren’t as
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This primary grade bulletin board is “no prep”…the printing has been done for you! It’s being sold as a “hard good”, so you get it in the mail already prepared for you. I used this bb in my first grade classroom. What kid doesn’t think that losing
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Students draw pictorial representations of multiplication facts by finishing incomplete parts of oysters, starfish, coral, life preservers, fish, octopus, jellyfish, etc. Students add an equal number of pearls, arms, branches, etc. to each picture
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Read to the class “Edgar Potato” ,a personification of a potato by Don Oickle. If you haven’t read it yet , this is a delightful picture book, appropriate for grades k-4. This story tells about Edgar, a Prince Edward Island potato, who is
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This project-based activity focuses primarily on language arts (poetry, comprehension, vocabulary, writing) but it can also be extended as a study in nature and color (combining language arts with science). Leveled activities for grades K-3. All 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.

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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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