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Teach your students about different occupations with this bilingual poster set! Perfect for Hispanic Heritage Month, each occupation is represented by a historical Hispanic figure. Featured careers/Hispanic figures are:• judge/Sonia Sotomayor•
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and teach your little ones about different careers with this bilingual minibook. Eighteen careers represented by 19 Hispanics are featured in this coloring book. This file now contains THREE books: • a bilingual
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Celebrate Mother's Day with this bilingual activity packet! Includes 7 activities for elementary students: • Word Puzzle • Puzzle Maze • Wordshake (How many words can you make from the phrase "Mother's Day"? • Drawing / Photo Activity • Acrostic
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Celebrate Earth Day with your little ones using this fun bilingual activity packet! Children will learn about the holiday and recycling with these activities geared for PreK - 1st grade. This packet includes: • "Things I do to help the Earth" chore
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Boost your child's vocabulary and reading skills with this Valentine's Day storybook. This story lists things that children often enjoy on this holiday, so the student will enjoy coloring while learning the words for "balloons/globos,"
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For younger students, this set of Winter Olympics-themed puzzle cards is a simple way to introduce new vocabulary. The 16 cards feature all the sports featured in the Winter Games...in English and Spanish. Just print, cut, shuffle, and have your
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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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These 8 coloring pages are an introduction to the REAL history of Cinco de Mayo. From General Zaragoza to Napoleon III, your students will learn about the impact the Battle of Puebla had on U.S. history through brief descriptions in English and
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Boost your child’s literacy and math skills with this fun, Easter-themed packet! This multicultural packet contains images of both the Easter bunny and cascarones. The 10 activity sheets include: • Easter vocabulary • Shadow match • Line tracing •
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Boost your child's vocabulary and reading skills with this Thanksgiving storybook. This story lists things that children are often give thanks for on this holiday, so the student will enjoy coloring while learning the words for "friends/amigos,"
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Incorporate a little culture and have fun with math! This set of ten frames comes with Day of the Dead images, such as pan de muerto, papel picado, cempasuchitl, and more. Includes blank frames for additional ten frame activities. Copyright
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Help your students learn about the line of symmetry and practice their writing skills with these back-to-school-themed worksheets. Choose from drawing or tracing, with English, Spanish, or bilingual text. Copyright Monica Olivera, 2017 Follow me
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For younger students, this set of bilingual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)-themed puzzle cards is a simple way to introduce new vocabulary. The 7 cards feature items associated with Day of the Dead...in English and Spanish. Just print, cut,
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For younger students, this set of bilingual back-to-school-themed puzzle cards is a simple way to introduce new vocabulary. The 23 cards feature items related to school...in English and Spanish. Just print, cut, shuffle, and have your students
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This set of candy/gift graphing charts is in both English and Spanish. There are 4 graphs in total, ranging from simple 1 - 5 counting and graphing to larger numbers of 1 - 20. Copyright Monica Olivera, 2017 Follow me on... TPT Store | My Blog |
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Help your students learn their ABCs 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 marked with
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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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Introduce your students to Las Posadas vocabulary with this fun little coloring book. Features those items most closely associated with the celebration including the peregrinos, the sheet music, luminarias, and various foods typically served at las
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Help the peregrinos arrive at the posada! Players first color in the game board, then cut out the game cards, or make their own. Using a die or the spinner (included) players make their way across the board using beans or buttons to move across the
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Boost your Spanish- or English-learner's vocabulary with this bilingual coloring book. The pages show children in their Halloween costumes, so the student will enjoy coloring while learning the words for "bat/murciélago," "mummy/momia,"
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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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