The Helpful Tacos

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Paper Stone Soup! ¡Sopa de Piedras de Papel! (¡Soh-pah/deh/pē-eh-drrahs/deh/pah-pel!) Need help with a simple and fun follow up activity after reading Stone Soup by Marcia Brown? With this activity each student is able to contribute their
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Product Description Class Rules- Las Reglas de la Sala de Clase (Lahs/ Rreh-glahs /deh/lah/Sah-lah/deh/Klah-seh) Every teacher has their own set of rules. Class Rules are usually few and short. With the 11 we selected you will be able to pick the
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Teach children about the weather with 9 fun and colorful weather posters. These 8.5 by 11 inch weather posters are both in Spanish and English to serve as visual aids for English learning students and for children wanting to learn a second language.
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*Now Common Core aligned! If you need help with a great shapes activity (and help pronouncing the words in Spanish) My Shapes Book and Posters , Mi Libro de Formas y Posters (Mē/Lē-brō/deh/Forr-mahs/ē/pos-tehrrs) is it! This is a fun, bilingual
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*Now Common Core aligned! Your students will love preparing Delicious Stone Soup! ¡Deliciosa Sopa de Piedras! (¡Deh-lē-sē-oh-sah/soh-pah/deh/pē-eh-drrahs!) This is a hands-on, fun class activity that allows students to help prepare a simple dish
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* Now Common Core aligned! Need a little help introducing and/or pronouncing basic shapes in Spanish? The Shapes Tree, El Arbol de Formas (El/Ahrr-bol/deh/Forr-mahs) will help! This is a simple and fun bilingual activity introducing 10 basic shapes
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Valentine Fun! Matching Memory Game Juego de Memorama (Wheh-go/deh/Mem-ohrr-ah-mah) This is the perfect small group activity to use on an often hectic day. This activity could also be made into an inexpensive Valentines gift for your students to
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Signs and Centers/Letreros y Centros (Leh-trreh-rrohs/ē/Sen-trrōs) is perfect for setting up your classroom environment in bilingual fashion! There are 18 centers labeled as well as “Welcome!” and “Happy Birthday!” signs that are all in both English
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Product Overview: Students are always interested in the Busy Bee, from the top of their antennas (antenas) to the tip of their stinger (aguijón). In this creative and simple unit you will find math (AB patterns and the hexagon shape), science (the
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*Now Common Core aligned! If you need a little help introducing and/or pronouncing basic colors in Spanish this is it! Color Cat! Color Cat! ¡Gata de Color! ¡Gata de Color! (Gahh-tah/deh/Koh-lōr / Gahh-tah/deh/Koh-lōr) is a bilingual activity and
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Christmas Fun Matching Memory Game! !Diversión Navideña Juego de Memorama!Dee-veer-see-ohn/Nah-vee-dehn-yah/Wheh-gō/deh/Mem-orr-ah-mah This memory game in English and Spanish is a great small group activity that can be used for several days. It
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* Now Common Core aligned! Toilet Paper Goes in the Toilet! ¡El Papel Higiénico va en el Inodoro! (¡Ehl/pah-pel/ē-hē-ĕn-ē-kō/vah/ehn/el/Een-nōh-dōh-rrō) At the beginning of each school year (and when new students arrive) many students need to be
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*Now Common Core aligned! Numbers 1-10 Los numerous del 1-10 (Lohs-/Noo-meh-rrohs /dehl/ Oo-noh/ahl/Dē-ehs) Count to 10 in English and Spanish! -Hint: Oo as in loot Includes: *11 page, 8 ½ X 11” bilingual take-home Numbers Book to trace and
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Christmas Fun Bingo Game! !Diversión Navideña Juego de Bingo! Dee-veer-see-ohn/Nah-vee-dehn-yah/Wheh-gō/deh/Bing-ō) This fun Christmas Bingo game will help students learn 16 vocabulary words. Each student will cut apart and glue their bingo
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*Now Common Core aligned! Discuss the daily weather in both English and Spanish! This teaching aid lists the most simple and common types of weather. This activity includes 9 weather cards, sample sentences and the phonetic pronunciation of
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*Now Common Core aligned! At Your Fingertips! Left Hand, Right Hand and Counting to 10! is an activity that will help students learn their “left” from “right”, and also to practice counting and writing numerals 1-10. The Spanish pronunciation of
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This fun activity includes 11 ready to print 8.5 by 11 inch black-line Color Cat masters. It is a great teaching aid to help children learn their colors. Each of the 11 masters are labeled in Spanish and English. This activity can be done
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This fun teaching aid includes 11 ready to print 8.5 by 11 inch Color Cat posters. It is a great tool to use to introduce the basic colors. Each of the 11 posters are labeled in Spanish and English. We have also included the phonetic pronunciations
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

The Helpful Tacos are two teachers on opposite ends of teaching experience. Ms. Millennial Taco is in her first year of full-time teaching after 7 years as a tutor and preschool assistant. Ms. M. also served in the California Mini-Corps as a migrant tutor for two years. At the other end of the teaching spectrum is Ms. Seasoned Taco. She has 30+ years of teaching experience in three different states that include preschool, middle school and high school. Ms. S. has taught full-time in the regular classroom as well as summer school, after-school programs, tutoring, substituting and too many others to remember! Together they have found a wonderful harmony of energy, fresh perspective and practical experience.

MY TEACHING STYLE

As a first-year teacher Ms. M. is creative and energetic. Her first act as a preschool teacher was to rearrange the furniture that had grown roots! Ms. M. did not speak fluent English until she was in Jr. High School. She has brought first-hand knowledge of how a Spanish speaker most easily learns English. She is also the computer expert. Ms. S., on the other hand, could not speak Spanish when she first started teaching preschool and was in culture shock when her first preschool class spoke almost exclusively in Spanish! Her teaching style was immediately focused on tactile, sensory, visuals and realia. Coming from a Home Economics background helped. Many years of experience also made Ms. S. very structured. Together, The Helpful Tacos have combined structure with innovative ideas that has made a positive, strong chemistry in the classroom!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

While serving in the Mini-Corps, Ms. M. was recognized with an Achievement Award for her “…academic excellence and personal commitment to the migrant students." The highest teaching honor Ms. S. received was when she was visited by a former student carrying her 8th grade yearbook. The student had returned to thank Ms. S. for being her teacher in 8th grade. According to the student, she said she had gone into the teaching profession herself because of the example Ms. S. had been in her life.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Ms. M. received a B.S in Liberal Studies from La Verne University and holds a Child Development Permit from the state of California. Ms. S. graduated cum laude with a B.S. from Fresno State University. She attended a fifth year to receive a single-subject teaching credential in Home Economics. She has since received her multiple-subject teaching credential for grades K-12.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Ms. M. was born in Mexico and came to the United States in 4th grade. She is married and has a three-year-old son. Ms. S. is a third generation Hispanic that was born and raised in California. She has two grown daughters, two granddaughters and one grandson. Together the Helpful Tacos have joined forces to produce simple, yet effective activities and lessons that are designed to assist both English and Spanish speaking teachers. These lessons are meant to help Spanish speaking students transition into English. As time allows, they will be uploading many of their classroom activities that will include phonetic pronunciations of Spanish words. The Helpful Tacos hope you are delighted with their materials and thank you for your interest. Muchas gracias!

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