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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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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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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I just saw that today is National Cheeseburger Day. (Sept. 18) This quick writing activity comes complete with a vocabulary page (pictures of cheeseburger related items with the word written underneath), writing templates with the words first,
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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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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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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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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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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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#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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It’s Mom’s day and she’s the “star of the show”. Interview her like a celebrity with these “Would you rather” questions. Maybe you could make a couple of her “preferences” a reality on Mother’s Day. Circle your mom’s choice in each question. Put
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Your students will have fun learning about symmetry and the science of snow in conjunction with 3D snowflake construction. This product lends itself to use with whole class, guided/small groups, and centers. Language arts, although not a component
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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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This is a great little package jam packed with things to learn about and do for May Day. The text tells about the astronomical and seasonal significance of May day, details about the maypole and dances, the history of May Day and its different
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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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Each student page provides practice in unscrambling words to make sense in a sentence. Volume I is the first in a series of this type and is the easiest of all of the products in this series. Each sentence contains 4 to 6 words to unscramble which
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Provided within are 3 "yumtivity" (food crafts) projects that can be perfect gifts for Mother's Day. Make one and save the others for future Mother's Day celebrations! One of the projects involves a little baking and the other two are no-bake. The
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This language arts/social studies resource has 3 components: writing, history, and crafts. It’s especially helpful for hesitant writers and ESL students due to its thought-provoking beautiful Memorial Day themed photos (over 40 of them), most of
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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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