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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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