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Teach your kids about Hispanic Heritage Month with this set of three minibooks that are perfect for lapbooks, interactive notebooks, or literacy centers. This file contains three books:A top flip book featuring Hispanic musiciansAn accordion-folded
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Save 20% when you buy my bundle! This is a collection of my four one-page reading passages on Hispanic holidays. It includes: • Day of the Dead Reading Passage • Las Posadas One-Page Reading Passage • Día de los Reyes Magos Reading Passage • The
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Are you looking for Olympic-themed grammar materials? Check out this fun game that allows your student to practice distinguishing parts of speech: proper nouns, common nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. This file includes: - game board - game
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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with this easy, noprep, printable poster and glossary! Available in full color or black-and-white, you can decorate your classroom or have your students color in the poster and read the glossary which features
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Save! When you purchase this activity bundle for Día de los Muertos. Best suited for elementary students, first-year Spanish students, ESL, and bilingual or immersion students. This packet includes five of my Day of the Dead activities: • Day of
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Introduce your students to the famous Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and their respective forms of art with this set of activity pages. In this packet, you'll find... • a child-friendly reading passage about the couple and their
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This is a one-page, child-friendly reading passage on the famous Mexican couple. It is a sample of my larger packet coming soon. Young students can read about the two artists and then color in the couple. Copyright Monica Olivera, 2017 Follow me
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In this writing triptych, kids can read a little bit about Martin Luther King, Jr. and read some quotes from his famous speech. They can color it, and draw or paste a picture of themselves on one of the folds of the triptych. Then they can think
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This is a one-page history on Las Posadas, a Mexican Christmas tradition. Your students will learn about this holiday tradition. This informational text is written for students in 4th - 8th grade. Includes an 8-question comprehension quiz plus
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by playing "Who Am I?" with this set of character crowns featuring 30 influential Hispanics in History. Each crown comes with a fact sheet and extension strips for making the crown. Directions for assembly and
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by playing "Who Am I?" with this set of character crowns featuring 30 influential Hispanics in History. Each crown comes with a fact sheet and extension strips for making the crown. Directions for assembly and
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Get your students back in the swing of school with this set of money worksheets. Students will complete a table and graph, then use the information to complete word problems. Available in both English & Spanish. Answer key
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Road trip! If your students are embarking on a family road trip, help boost their English or Spanish vocabulary along the way with this bilingual packet of 10 travel-related games. From Red Car, Blue Car to the License Plate Game, your kids can do
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There are no chips and salsa here! This interactive notebook delves deep into the REAL history of the holiday and the impact it had on U.S. history. This set includes: • Notebook cover page • Close reading passage on the history of the Battle of
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These fact files may be used as individual bookmarks or a fandex. It features 18 historical figures: Cleopatra Amelia Earhart Joan of Arc Ellen Ochoa Coretta Scott King Eleanor Roosevelt Celia Cruz Marie Curie Malala Yousafzai Frida
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This reading comprehension packet can be used for Women's History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, or any time of the year. It comes with one-page reading passages about the following 10 famous Latinas: Ellen Ochoa Isabel Allende Dara Torres Frida
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This simple activity allows students to write their own ending to Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech. They simply color in the base sheet and write in their ending, before coloring in and attaching a flap-style poster to the top.
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This set of worksheets for microscope work helps students use their microscope and interpret what they see through the eyepiece. The first worksheet has students draw what they see under different magnifications and briefly describe what they have
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This is my favorite printable for Día de los Reyes! Your students will enjoy it, too. This packet comes with: • a festive banner to print and hang, • photo booth props, • a writing activity where your kids write a letter and stick it into a
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Inspired by my kids' love of the series, this little freebie simply contains 5 worksheets, each one with a different theme: • Common nouns • Proper nouns • Contractions • Adjectives • Prepositions/Prepositional phrases Copyright Monica Olivera,
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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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