Margo Gentile

United States - Connecticut - Shelton
Margo Gentile
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Don't you love those word-themed shapes? Here's a way you can have your students make one without having to try a capricious app. There are 2 versions of the cornucopia in this product. The first is for younger children. Have the students write
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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 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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This version is all about sound-spellings tion, sion, and ture. Since words that include tion, sion, and ture usually have more than 1 syllable, syllabication and how it effects vowel sounds in syllables is reviewed.Like the first version, the
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Phonics isn't just for first graders! Many students in the upper elementary grades (3, 4, 5, 6) still struggle with decoding words, syllabication, and spelling. This product is here to help! Here is a phonics resource that is geared to children
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Here is the revised edition...with the addition of more pages. This product is a growing bundle with phonics pages that are age appropriate for older elementary students. So far, this compilation covers the vowel variant ar, sound spellings tion,
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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 "u". See my
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Crafting provides ample opportunities for learning. A craft activity engages the learner in creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, hand/eye coordination skills, following directions, reading informational text, expository text exposure, and
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These apple themed crafts are coupled with sequencing activities, measurement tasks, position & size vocabulary, and , of course, following directions! Students can proudly "own" this assignment with a tangible project result. They must use
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I think your kids will enjoy this artsy, organizational thinking/planning, creative writing exercise. Great to do in class, at home, or over summer break, this activity will be one that the kids will want to do over and over again! Included are 3
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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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The purpose of this resource is to increase the learner’s awareness of the different ways a color can look. Students will learn the basic color words and realize that each color has many variations, depending on its tint, hue, or shade. For
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Do you choose a schwa sound or a long a sound for the word part "tain"? The game, task card activity, written activity, word search, and vocabulary assistant will help students know when to say what! Fun and effective! This is part of a series
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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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