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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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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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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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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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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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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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This packet is designed to supplement your student's reading of the first three books in the Magic Tree House series IN SPANISH and ENGLISH. Inside you'll find pages that cover: • vocabulary • reading comprehension • grammar • math • history •
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This packet is designed to supplement your student's reading of the first three books in the Magic Tree House series with fun activities that capture their imagination. Inside you'll find pages that cover: • vocabulary • reading comprehension •
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This packet is designed to supplement your student's reading of the first three books in the Magic Tree House series IN SPANISH. Inside you'll find pages that cover: • vocabulary • reading comprehension • grammar • math • history • art •
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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 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 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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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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