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These adorable Día de Muertos Skulls come with a free printable template of the eyes for the sugar skull that you can easily cut and paste into a paper plate to then decorate with your favourite craft materials.Here is the tutorial to see how to
Subjects:
Spanish, Arts, Visual Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Printables, Cultural Activities
$2.00
4 ratings
3.9
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Help bilingual children learn their ABCs without confusion. This ABC Poster comes with 26 kid-attractive illustrations of things that start with the same letter in these five languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian* and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, World Language, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Printables, Posters
$5.00
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Help bilingual kids learn the alphabet without confusion. This ABC Poster comes with 26 kid-attractive illustrations of things that start with the same letter in these five languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian* and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spanish
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Printables, Posters
$5.00
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If you are teaching names of colors to kids (in any language) you should try this idea! Your kids will use their creativity to come up with things that include a circle shape as a base and have a specific color. Be amazed by what your students can
Subjects:
World Language, Other (Arts), Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Montessori
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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Free printable of vowels illustrations designed to teach in a humorous way English vowels names to Spanish-speakers, using expressions that are already familiar to Spanish-speaking students. This way English vowel names might be easier to remember
Subjects:
Reading, Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Flash Cards, Printables, Games
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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The free PDF includes 3 coloring mandalas formed with animal body parts, which can be used as an English vocabulary practice or as a simple coloring activity. * This printable is also available in Spanish and French languages* * Activity
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, English (UK)
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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The free PDF includes 3 coloring mandalas formed with animal body parts, which can be used as a Spanish vocabulary practice or as a simple coloring activity. * This printable is also available in English and French languages* * Activity
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Spanish, Arts
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
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The free PDF includes 3 coloring mandalas formed with animal body parts, which can be used as a French vocabulary practice or as a simple coloring activity. * This printable is also available in English and Spanish languages* * Activity
Subjects:
Vocabulary, French, en Français
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
1 rating
3.9
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Preschool level kids that speak either English, Spanish or French can use this matching letters printable as a learning practice for upper case and lower case vowels. (If you are teaching young bilingual kids, then you might find these super
Subjects:
Reading, Other (World Language), Other (ELA)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Flash Cards, Printables
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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Preschool level kids can use this blank flash cards as a practice activity for upper case letters and lower case vowels. They can add their own drawings to the cards using words that are already familiar to them (like their family members’
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Printables
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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A free kid Chef's hat with designed to play a Montessori International Chef activity that introduces kids to World Cuisine using creativity and dough. For instructions on how to easily make a paper chef's hat using this template, please go to ->
Subjects:
Arts, Other (Arts), Cooking
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Montessori, Cultural Activities
FREE
1 rating
3.5
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A free dough-food Menu Guide designed to play a Montessori International Chef activity that introduces kids to World Cuisine using creativity and dough. For more details on this World Kitchen activity, please go to -> rmacias.com/chef
Subjects:
Arts, Other (Arts), Cooking
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Printables, Montessori
FREE
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A handy free print-ready Chess Set to build and play with kids. For those times that you just need one or more free chess sets to play quietly with the kids. The pieces are Animals (Orange and Black) and the Chess Board has grassy and sandy
Subjects:
Other (Arts), Life Skills
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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Cut and play mixing these creatures' face parts to practice Spanish and English vocabulary with young children (bilingual face-parts dice included). More details about this printable and ESL games for it: http://rmacias.com/faces
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Printables, English (UK)
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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A simple and creative idea for a DIY chrismas card made by kids. great for last-minute christmas project that doesn't require much material or time to get done. https://youtu.be/V5RzPxzNvJ0 - There is an easy tutorial video of how to use this
Subjects:
Arts, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Montessori
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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Banners that say "Merry Xmas" in more than 60 different languages from around the world. They are sorted alphabetically and can be used along with this other Christmas card craft project also available for free on my TpT profile:
Subjects:
World Language, Arts, Foreign Languages
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Clip Art, Cultural Activities
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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Numbers with cute animal faces for teaching counting and numbers recognition in any language. (Great for early second-language lessons). Each design has an X amount of animal faces within the number that matches the value of each number (i.e.
Subjects:
Numbers, World Language, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Flash Cards, Printables, Posters
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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Color-in printable to make a lovely Valentine's Dog or Cat jar, super easy!
Subjects:
Arts, Other (Arts), Valentine's Day
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$1.00
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Template for an Idea for a kindergarten Christmas-themed craft project that uses geometric shapes as the main parts of a DIY Elf on the Shelf.* The PDF has one page with 12 Elf faces (each is about 4x4cm). To see the step-by-step tutorial and video
Subjects:
Geometry, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Work experience: Fores Pre-School Educator / Nov 2018 - Present Early Years Teacher trainee / Preschool Teacher from Sep 2017 - Jul 2018 Kids Activities Designer / Blogger at boxofideas.uk (January 2016 - present) Outside Contributor at Matador Network (April 2015 - present) Co Founder/designer at Design Studio - Ojo Terzo (April 2013 - January 2016) Kids Counselor at Kids camp of Africam Safari (feb 2012 - dec 2012) Kids Counselor Camp; Visual Arts Department Lead at Camp Horizons (Summers 2008 - 2012) Intern at La Familia Advertising (January 2011 - June 2011) Kids Counselor at American Village (July 2010 - August 2010) Preschool / Primary English Language Assistant at Colegio Paulo Freire (September 2009 - February 2010) Art Trainee at Abracadabra Design Studio (May 2008 - July 2008) Kids Counselor at UPAEP | Summer camp (Summer 2007) Volunteering experience: Activities counselor at Social Service from Colegio Benavente (4 weeks per year from April 2003 to July 2008) English Teacher for primary level at NGO Chanolliliztli (January 2009 - July 2009) Kids Counselor at Summer camp for underprivileged/abandoned children in Mexico (I'm not allowed to say publicly the name of the organization that runs this - for the children's safety) (Summer 2016 - present)

MY TEACHING STYLE

Play-based learning

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

1st Place - International video contest: “Expand your Horizons” WYSE Work Abroad (September - 2009) Best animated short film UPAEP Aguilas Doradas (October 2007) Best short film editing UPAEP Aguilas Doradas (October 2008)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla Bachelor’s Degree, Design and Advertising Production, 2007 - 2010 Grade: 94.9% Universidad de Málaga Student exchange, Advertising and Public Relations, 2008 - 2009

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Rodrigo Macias (Roy) is a bilingual Early Childhood Teacher who enjoys designing playful and educational activities for children.

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