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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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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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So I have created a packet for parents and educators to use with their children and students. It focuses on bullying and it isn't just for children of color. It's for all children. It not only deals with what to do if you are being bullied, but also
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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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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 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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This is a one-page history on the Día de los Reyes Magos, or the Epiphany that is celebrated in Latin America and Spain. Your students will learn about this holiday tradition. Available in full color or black-and-white, this informational text is
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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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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 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 minibook is an introduction to Lucha Libre. This book includes coloring pages of items most closely associated with the sport, as well as brief descriptions in English and Spanish that are easy for young children to understand. NOW UPDATED!
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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 is a one-page history on the Batallón de San Patricio. Learn who the San Patricios were and why they sided with the Mexicans during the US-Mexico War. This informational text is written for students in 2nd - 6th grade. It includes an 8-question
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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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