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By MommyMaestra
Introduce your young students to vocabulary associated with the Red Planet using this easy word search. This is a simple activity that works well with studies/lesson plans and discussions of the Mars' rover Perseverance landing. This file
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Science, Astronomy
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Science Centers
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (3.53 MB)
By MommyMaestra
Grab this no-prep, single page (double sided) print-and-go activity that is perfect for President's Day! This minibook features quotes from seven different U.S. presidents:George WashingtonThomas JeffersonAbraham LincolnTheodore RooseveltFranklin D.
Subjects:
U.S. History, Spanish, Presidents' Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Homework, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
Digital Download PDF (3.47 MB)
By MommyMaestra
Teach your students about famous couples in world history with this growing set of reading passages and comprehension questions. This file currently features the following five couples who impacted world history:Cleopatra & Marc AntonyFrida
Subjects:
Reading, World History, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (5.15 MB)
By MommyMaestra
Students will learn about poetry elements and how to analyze a poem with this mini lesson. Includes lesson plan, poetry elements & definitions, recommended links, and worksheets. **Now available in English and Spanish.Worksheets are designed for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons
$3.50
Digital Download PDF (2.76 MB)
By MommyMaestra
This is a brief history of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, the 17th-century nun, self-taught scholar, and poet. Learn who she was and why she is significant in world history. This informational text is written for students in 4th - 8th grade. It includes
Subjects:
Informational Text, Hispanic Heritage Month, Latinx Studies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.50
Digital Download PDF (3.16 MB)
By MommyMaestra
A simple color-by-number activity and math puzzle for introducing Sor Juana Inés (also known as The Tenth Muse) to younger children in preschool and lower elementary. Strengthen number recognition and number order with this simple set of
Subjects:
Math, Hispanic Heritage Month, Latinx Studies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cultural Activities
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (2.61 MB)
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 26 worksheets - 25 with different different quotes by Dr. Martin
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons
$3.00
1
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By MommyMaestra
I hope that you find these free writing pages useful for documenting this historical moment in our nation’s history. They are an opportunity for students to record their thoughts or the events leading up to this day’s attack on Congress.These
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
Digital Download PDF (4.05 MB)
By MommyMaestra
This is a brief history of the talented José Cuauhtémoc "Bill" Meléndez, whose influence on animation is beyond compare. Learn who he was and the amazing contribution he made to the field of animation at Disney, Warner Brothers, and Peanuts. This
Subjects:
Informational Text, Hispanic Heritage Month, Latinx Studies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.50
Digital Download PDF (2.81 MB)
By MommyMaestra
This set of number pages for toddlers and preschoolers focuses on numbers 1 - 10. It has a Día de los Muertos theme and comes with pages in English and Spanish allowing you to choose the language you want to teach your child.Each page also comes
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Spanish
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Cultural Activities
$2.50
Digital Download PDF (7.87 MB)
By MommyMaestra
Introduce your students to Costa Rica with this fun printable map and fact passage! Available in English or Spanish, it's simple and fun. Just have your kids read about a person, place, or thing related to Costa Rica, then have them find it on the
Subjects:
Spanish, Geography, Hispanic Heritage Month
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Cultural Activities
$2.50
1
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By MommyMaestra
Introduce your students to Hispanic Heritage Month! From when it is celebrated to how Hispanics have contributed to U.S. history, this informational text is written for students in 4th - 8th grade. It includes 10 self-grading comprehension questions
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Informational Text, Hispanic Heritage Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Task Cards, Cultural Activities
$2.75
2
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By MommyMaestra
Introduce your distance learners to Day of the Dead with this set of SPANISH reading passages. From where it is celebrated to the significance of the items closely associated with the holiday, this informational text is written for students in 4th -
Subjects:
Spanish, Hispanic Heritage Month, Latinx Studies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Task Cards, Cultural Activities
$2.50
Digital Download PDF (2.29 MB)
By MommyMaestra
Introduce your students to Day of the Dead with this set of reading passages. From where it is celebrated to the significance of the items closely associated with the holiday, this informational text is written for students in 4th - 8th grade. It
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Informational Text, Latinx Studies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Task Cards, Cultural Activities
$2.50
1
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By MommyMaestra
Develop your students' back-to-school vocabulary with this culturally-inspired Lotería game! Lotería is a traditional Mexican game of chance similar to bingo. Players each get at least one tabla (game board). But instead of using ping-pong balls
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Spanish, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Games, Cultural Activities
$3.00
1
Digital Download PDF (7.34 MB)
By MommyMaestra
This is a brief history of Mexico's famous Mariachis. Learn who they were and why they are an important part of Mexican history. This set of SPANISH informational text Boom Cards is written for students in 4th - 8th grade. It includes 8 self-grading
Subjects:
World History, Spanish, Latinx Studies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Task Cards, Cultural Activities
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (2.64 MB)
By MommyMaestra
Enhance your distance learning with this brief history of the Adelitas - or soldaderas - of Mexico. Learn who they were and why they are an important part of the history of the Mexican Revolution. This set of SPANISH informational text Boom Cards is
Subjects:
Spanish, Informational Text, Latinx Studies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Task Cards, Cultural Activities
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (2.51 MB)
By MommyMaestra
Enhance your distance learning and introduce your students to the famous Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and their respective forms of art with this set of Spanish Boom Card reading passages. Includes 8 comprehension multiple-choice
Subjects:
Spanish, Art History, Latinx Studies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Flash Cards, Literacy Center Ideas, Cultural Activities
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (2.51 MB)
By MommyMaestra
This set of bilingual back-to-school labels allows you to write in the grade your child/student is entering. Comes with 13 different designs appropriate for both younger and older students. All of them are available in English and Spanish for a
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables
FREE
Digital Download PDF (8.92 MB)
By MommyMaestra
This is a brief history of the Adelitas - or soldaderas - of Mexico. Learn who they were and why they are an important part of the history of the Mexican Revolution. This set of informational text Boom Cards is written for students in 4th - 8th
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Latinx Studies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Flash Cards, Cultural Activities
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (2.54 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.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Please visit my website, MommyMaestra.com, for more free downloads and fabulous resources to help your children or students learn in English or Spanish!

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