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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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A fun introduction to the sharks of the world, this packet focuses on 12 species: • Angelshark • Blue Shark • Brownbanded Bamboo Shark • Bull Shark • Great White Shark • Hammerhead Shark • Lemon Shark • Leopard Shark • Mako Shark • Nurse Shark •
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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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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 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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Have fun during the holidays with your Spanish-speakers! Here's a fun booklet of villancico lyrics. Available in full color or black and white. The booklet is in SPANISH ONLY. Songs include: Noche de paz Arbolito, arbolito Mi burrito sabanero Los
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Are your Dual Immersion students learning about La Parranda? Here's a fun booklet of aguinaldo lyrics. Available in full color or black and white. The booklet is in SPANISH ONLY. Songs include: Estrella de Belén Arbolito, arbolito Alegres
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This is a one-page history on the parranda, a Puerto Rican version of Christmas caroling... with a twist! Your students will learn about this holiday tradition. This informational text is written for students in 4th - 8th grade. Includes an
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Teach your students about Calavera Poetry by having them create their own calavera poems! This activity includes a brief description of calavera poems, directions and graphic organizer for writing your own poem, sample calavera poems, and various
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These fact files may be used as individual bookmarks or a fandex. It features 36 historical figures: Cesar Chavez Dolores Huerta Sonia Sotomayor Ellen Ochoa Pablo Picasso Tito Puente Celia Cruz Roberto Clemente Rita Moreno Frida Kahlo Dara
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These fact files may be used as individual bookmarks or a fandex. It features 36 historical figures: Cesar Chavez Dolores Huerta Sonia Sotomayor Ellen Ochoa Pablo Picasso Tito Puente Celia Cruz Roberto Clemente Rita Moreno Frida Kahlo Dara
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These fact files may be used as individual bookmarks or a fandex. It features 36 historical figures: Cesar Chavez Dolores Huerta Sonia Sotomayor Ellen Ochoa Pablo Picasso Tito Puente Celia Cruz Roberto Clemente Rita Moreno Frida Kahlo Dara
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This is a one-page history of cascarones. From where they originated to how to make them, this informational text is written for students in 4th - 8th grade. Includes a 7-question comprehension quiz plus answer key. NOW IN ENGLISH &
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This is a one-page history on the popular sport lucha libre. From luchadores to the difference between this Latin American sport and its US and Japanese counterparts, this informational text is written for students in 4th - 8th grade. Includes an
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This is a one-page history on the Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos. 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. Includes
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There's no better way to teach your students about Las Posadas, than to let them experience one for themselves! This DIY Posada Kit comes with everything you need to host your own posada. It includes: • An invitation template in English •
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Teach your students about Day of the Dead - Día de los Muertos - with my triptychs. For younger students, these triptych coloring pages can be used as stand-alone triptychs or as templates for aluminum crafts. This kit comes with three printable
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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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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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