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Introduce your students to the famous poet, Pablo Neruda. Use this age-appropriate reading passage to highlight and study the poet for Hispanic Heritage Month, or any time of the year.This one-page reading passage and informational text is written
Subjects:
Poetry, Informational Text, Hispanic Heritage Month
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Homework, Printables
$2.50
1
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By MommyMaestra
Encourage your students to read with this bilingual reading passport! Comes with text in English and Spanish. Great for reading challenges or to replace traditional reading logs. ---Copyright Monica Olivera, 2022Follow me on...TPT Store | My Blog |
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Spanish, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.50
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By MommyMaestra
Teach and develop your students' ability to analyze and interpret text in a social justice context.This file contains one lesson plan for teaching quote analysis, grading rubric, and 23 worksheets - 22 with different different quotes by Cesar Chavez
Subjects:
Hispanic Heritage Month, Latinx Studies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons
$4.00
Digital Download PDF (2.40 MB)
By MommyMaestra
Introduce your students to Cesar Chavez with this simple word search filled with words most closely associated with the activist. Available in both English and Spanish. ----Copyright Monica Olivera, 2022Follow me on...TPT Store | My Blog | Facebook
Subjects:
U.S. History, Hispanic Heritage Month, Latinx Studies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Homework
$1.50
Digital Download PDF (1.97 MB)
By MommyMaestra
Introduce young students to Dolores Huerta through this simple coloring activity. This file contains three versions: English-only, Spanish-only, and a bilingual version.Note: Students will need one die. My other printables that feature Dolores
Subjects:
Women's History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Latinx Studies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Cultural Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
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By MommyMaestra
This is a fun worksheet that tests your students' knowledge of women in history. Students must guess the correct woman to match her description, then color in the graph to reveal a secret message.This worksheet would go very well with my Women in
Subjects:
Women's History Month
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Homework
FREE
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By MommyMaestra
ENGLISH-ONLY VERSION: Teach your students about famous couples in world history with this set of reading passages and comprehension questions. This file currently features the following five couples who impacted world history: Cleopatra & Marc
Subjects:
World History, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Homework, Printables
$5.00
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By MommyMaestra
SPANISH VERSION:Teach your students about famous couples in world history with this set of reading passages and comprehension questions. This file currently features the following five couples who impacted world history:Cleopatra & Marc
Subjects:
World History, Spanish, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Homework, Printables
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (4.57 MB)
By MommyMaestra
Introduce your students to the musical icon, Vicente Fernández. Often referred to as Mexico's National Treasure, Fernández is a great figure to highlight and study for Hispanic Heritage Month, or any time of the year.This one-page reading passage
Subjects:
Informational Text, Hispanic Heritage Month, Latinx Studies
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Homework, Printables
$2.50
1
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By MommyMaestra
Introduce your students to the legend of Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is a good activity for observing the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12th.This one-page reading passage and informational text is written for students in
Subjects:
Religion, Informational Text, Latinx Studies
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Homework, Printables
$2.50
Digital Download PDF (3.02 MB)
By MommyMaestra
Celebrate summer with this sandía/watermelon-themed activity pack for preschool and kindergarten! It comes with 13 pages of printable activity sheets that focus on:counting (math)number recognition (math)tally marks (math)watermelon life cycle
Subjects:
Math, Summer, Spanish
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Printables
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (8.85 MB)
By MommyMaestra
Introduce your young students to the vocabulary associated with the Fourth of July. This little booklet lets them color in the picture, then read and write the words.The booklet is available in three versions:English only (for ESL)Spanish only (for
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables
$2.50
1
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By MommyMaestra
Summer is an opportunity to maintain or even develop your students' literacy skills. So try to make it fun. I have a new set of free reading logs for you to use. They're pretty versatile to meet your needs. Inside you'll find:3 different designs so
Subjects:
Spanish, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
For Parents, Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
1
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By MommyMaestra
Celebrate National Poetry Month and introduce your students to these seven famous Hispanic poets. Each poet is featured in a one-page reading passage, followed with a reading comprehension quiz. Also includes review worksheets, maps, and research
Subjects:
Poetry, Hispanic Heritage Month, Latinx Studies
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Homework, Research
$5.00
2
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By MommyMaestra
Celebrate Save the Frogs Day with this frog-themed checkers game! Also great fun to play in the spring, summer, or any time of the year. This simple game teaches children fine motor skills, self control, and strategy.Available in English and
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Spanish
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (3.78 MB)
By MommyMaestra
Introduce your students to the former U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera. The first Latino to hold this position, Herrera is a great figure to highlight and study for National Poetry Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, or any time of the year. This
Subjects:
Poetry, Hispanic Heritage Month, Latinx Studies
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Cultural Activities, Printables
$2.50
$2.00
1
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By MommyMaestra
A simple board game that teaches number recognition (1 - 5) and basic counting. Comes with game pieces and a spinner base, as well as a game board. Object is to get the players (game pieces) to the finish where the paletero's cart is waiting for
Subjects:
Math, Summer, Spanish
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games
$2.00
$1.60
Digital Download PDF (5.34 MB)
By MommyMaestra
Perfect for summer learning, this popsicle-themed activity pack is great for little learners. And for young Spanish learners, the paleta theme is win-win!There are 12 pages total with activities that focus on the following concepts and
Subjects:
Math, Summer, Spanish
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
$4.00
1
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By MommyMaestra
Boost number recognition and counting skills with these three sets of puzzle cards to teach your children numbers 1 - 20 by ones and 20 to 100 by tens in two languages!The three sets are available as:bilingual (English & Spanish)English
Subjects:
Math, Spanish
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Math Centers, Montessori, Flash Cards
$3.00
$2.40
Digital Download PDF (7.75 MB)
By MommyMaestra
This is a one-page history on the Spanish dish, paella! From who invented it to where it got its name and what goes in it, this informational text is written for students in 4th - 8th grade. Includes an 8-question comprehension quiz plus answer
Subjects:
Informational Text, Spanish, Hispanic Heritage Month
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Cultural Activities, Printables
$2.50
1
Digital Download PDF (3.82 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hi! My name is Monica Olivera and I am currently a homeschool teacher, education blogger, and freelance education writer. I've been working with children in an educational setting since 1998 when I began working as an Outreach Supervisor at the Fort Worth Zoo. Our focus was on educating children (and adults!) about conservation, science, and social responsibility through school programs and classes. Since 2009, I've been homeschooling my own children and sometimes other kids as part of our homeschool co-op. For several years, I also led our local homeschool 4-H chapter, implementing various educational classes and programs. Many of the printables I create were originally created for my own kids and others. I'm also the co-founder of Latinas for Latino Lit and am the creator of the first online summer reading program for Latino children.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm all about interactive learning and helping children to learn about world cultures and conservation through fun, engaging printable activities and reading passages. I firmly believe in helping children learn about and be proud of their own heritage and the role of Hispanic figures and events in U.S. history, as you'll see in my products that describe the REAL history behind holidays, such as Cinco de Mayo, or that feature famous Hispanics in U.S. history. However, I also strive to make engaging products for all subjects, including math, science, and language arts. I'm most proud of the fact that the majority of my products are available in both ENGLISH and SPANISH to help bilingual students learn in either language. And I'm working to make ALL of my products available in both languages.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In 2011 & 2012, I received the LATISM Best Latina Education Blogger Award for my education website MommyMaestra.com. In 2013, I received the LATISM Best Latina Education Blog Award for my work with Latinas for Latino Lit. My articles have appeared on NBCNews.com, Latinamom.me, Educents, PBS Parents, and Fox News Latino. I have also been on Huffington Post Live, NPR's Tell Me More show, and PBS NewsHour to discuss Latino children literature and education.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelors in English - Writing Emphasis with a Minor in Social Work.

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