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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
Subjects:
U.S. History, Spanish, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cultural Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$3.50
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By MommyMaestra
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•
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Posters, Cultural Activities
$3.50
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By MommyMaestra
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
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Career and Technical Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cultural Activities
$3.00
3 ratings
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By MommyMaestra
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
Subjects:
Spanish, Holidays/Seasonal, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Cultural Activities
$10.00
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By MommyMaestra
Celebrate and educate with this set of Day of the Dead booklets! This packet features three different styles of books: a flip book, an accordion book, and a booklet. Just choose the one that best suits your needs. All three are available... • in
Subjects:
Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Cultural Activities
$5.00
2 ratings
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By MommyMaestra
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
Subjects:
World History, Spanish, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cultural Activities
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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
Subjects:
U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cultural Activities
$5.00
2 ratings
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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
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Art History, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Cultural Activities
$3.50
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By MommyMaestra
Boost your child's vocabulary and reading skills with this Thanksgiving storybook. This story lists things for which children often give thanks on this holiday, so the student will enjoy coloring while learning the words for "friends/amigos,"
Subjects:
Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD, Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Cultural Activities
$2.50
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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
Subjects:
Reading, Holidays/Seasonal, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Literacy Center Ideas, Cultural Activities
$2.50
4 ratings
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By MommyMaestra
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
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Flash Cards, Math Centers, Cultural Activities
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By MommyMaestra
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
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Spanish, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Cultural Activities
$5.00
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By MommyMaestra
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
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cultural Activities
$5.00
4 ratings
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By MommyMaestra
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
Subjects:
Reading, Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Cultural Activities
$5.00
7 ratings
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By MommyMaestra
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
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Informational Text, Women's History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Bibliographies, Literacy Center Ideas, Cultural Activities
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By MommyMaestra
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Cultural Activities
$3.00
4 ratings
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By MommyMaestra
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
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
$3.50
3 ratings
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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
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Cultural Activities
$2.50
22 ratings
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By MommyMaestra
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
Subjects:
Spanish, Music, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
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By MommyMaestra
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
Subjects:
Spanish, Music, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
$2.50
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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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