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Monica Olivera
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Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Triptych Activity {Bilingual}
On Monday, we'll be celebrating MLK Day across the country. His speech has been on my mind a lot the last few weeks. Last year, I created a writing activity for children in upper elementary/lower middle school. And earlier this week I shared a free, simple ...
On Monday, we'll be celebrating MLK Day across the country. His speech has been on my mind a lot the last few weeks. Last year, I created a writing activity for children in upper elementary/lower middle school. And earlier th...
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Spanish Interactive eBook: Coco y Coca tienen miedo
Today, I'm delighted to share with you a new book written by my friend, Carolina DuFault. If you don't follow her blog, La Clase de Sra. DuFault , you should stop by and check it out. On it, she shares tips and information for the Spanish classroom. Carolin...
Today, I'm delighted to share with you a new book written by my friend, Carolina DuFault. If you don't follow her blog, La Clase de Sra. DuFault, you should stop by and check it out. On it, she shares tips and information for...
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Free Download: Spanish Words Ending in "ción"
I'm so excited to welcome back MommyMaestra sponsor, Spanish for You! for another year! This month's freebie from Spanish for You! is a set of worksheets that you can use to help your child with those pesky Spanish words that end in "ción." This printable 2...
I'm so excited to welcome back MommyMaestra sponsor, Spanish for You! for another year! This month's freebie from Spanish for You! is a set of worksheets that you can use to help your child with those pesky Spanish words that...
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#TpTAñoNuevo Sale Ends TONIGHT
Hey! Have you heard? There's another awesome sale going on and it features top-notch products in Spanish from some really talented teachers on TpT. Each teacher participating in the sale has listed a couple of their best Spanish materials at 50% off their n...
Hey! Have you heard? There's another awesome sale going on and it features top-notch products in Spanish from some really talented teachers on TpT. Each teacher participating in the sale has listed a couple of their best Span...
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The Best of MommyMaestra 2016
Dear Friends and Familia, 2016 is almost over. And I have to say that I am so glad because for me, both emotionally and politically it has been awful. I'm not sure if 2017 is going to be a good year for our country, but it will certainly be one that highlig...
Dear Friends and Familia, 2016 is almost over. And I have to say that I am so glad because for me, both emotionally and politically it has been awful. I'm not sure if 2017 is going to be a good year for our country, but it wi...
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Keep the Kids Busy Learning about Christmas Around the World
Are you looking for a fun activity to keep your children busy during the Christmas hustle and bustle, then I want to remind you about a great download from Multicultural Kid Blogs!  A few years ago, I joined forces with some wonderful ladies (Judith from  L...
Are you looking for a fun activity to keep your children busy during the Christmas hustle and bustle, then I want to remind you about a great download from Multicultural Kid Blogs! A few years ago, I joined forces with some ...
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Latin@ Rising: An Anthology of Latin@ Science Fiction & Fantasy
As my oldest child enters junior high and prepares for high school, I've been researching more and more upper-level materials. And I know that many MommyMaestra readers have more than one child, some with teens who are navigating high school. So when Wings ...
As my oldest child enters junior high and prepares for high school, I've been researching more and more upper-level materials. And I know that many MommyMaestra readers have more than one child, some with teens who are naviga...
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Martin Luther King Jr. Coloring Activity
Next Monday, we'll be celebrating the life of a man who fought valiantly for civil rights in a time of great upheaval. Despite the threats to his life, Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke up for the freedoms and equality of all people. Now more than ever, we as ...
Next Monday, we'll be celebrating the life of a man who fought valiantly for civil rights in a time of great upheaval. Despite the threats to his life, Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke up for the freedoms and equality of all pe...
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Día de los Reyes Writing Activity
Does your family celebrate Día de los Reyes? If so, you may enjoy this writing activity available in my  Día de los Reyes Decorations Packet . It includes cutouts of various colored sneakers and letter writing pages so students can write to the Reyes with a...
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Does your family celebrate Día de los Reyes? If so, you may enjoy this writing activity available in my Día de los Reyes Decorations Packet. It includes cutouts of various colored sneakers and letter writing pages so students...
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Bilingual 2017 Resolution Chart for Kids
¡Próspero Año Nuevo! 2017 has arrived and I greet it with renewed energy and optimism. As I have done for the last couple of years, I'll be having my children sit down to think carefully about the coming year and set some goals for their education. I want t...
¡Próspero Año Nuevo! 2017 has arrived and I greet it with renewed energy and optimism. As I have done for the last couple of years, I'll be having my children sit down to think carefully about the coming year and set some goa...
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Free Downloads: Bilingual Gift Tags & Christmas Poem
The week has been so busy preparing for Christmas and the arrival of family and friends! I'm sure you can relate. So before I sign off for the year to spend the rest of the time with my family (and I hope you do, too!), I want to remind you of two freebies ...
The week has been so busy preparing for Christmas and the arrival of family and friends! I'm sure you can relate. So before I sign off for the year to spend the rest of the time with my family (and I hope you do, too!), I wan...
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Printable Booklet of Villancicos and Aguinaldos
Only a few more days until Christmas! And we are looking forward to caroling around our town sometime this week with our friends. :) And that reminds me, if you are planning on singing together as a family on Christmas eve, or maybe you'll be caroling in yo...
Only a few more days until Christmas! And we are looking forward to caroling around our town sometime this week with our friends. :) And that reminds me, if you are planning on singing together as a family on Christmas eve, o...
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J.Lo Surprises Kathie Lee, Hoda-Woman & Me on TODAY!
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Life is pretty good these days. I've not done much of the exciting nature this summer, but a few professional surprises have made up for it.

Dealing With My Kids’ Academic Disparities - mom.me
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Why this mom stopped posting on social media about good grades and started praising effort

Growing a Vegetable Garden. And Sharing the Bounty
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There is no doubt summer is here! Hallelujah! Well, kind of. I'm so thankful for the seasons, and all they bring and beautiful things we enj

Preserve Cultural Heritage with Children: 5 Easy Ways to Preserve Family...
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In honor of Black History Month, we share 5 easy ways to preserve cultural heritage with children and preserve family heritage and history.

Día de los Reyes Magos Activity Sheet {PRINTABLE}
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To celebrate Día de los Reyes Magos, I put together a quick activity sheet for kids in Pre-K through 1st grade. May you all have a wonderful

A Conversation with Alma Flor Ada
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For our final post of this amazing year, we're pleased to introduce you to a new series here on Latinas for Latino Lit. Each month we'll be

Get the Facts on the Flu Vaccine… Then Get Vaccinated!
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The nasty flu bug hits our house every year, especially around the holidays. And each year when I walk into our pediatrician's office with a

Tech Tuesday App Review: The Spanish School Bus {GIVEAWAY}
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I am especially excited today to share with you a new app to the Spanish-learning market! Created by Chungaboo, The Spanish School Bus is a

New Survey from PBS KIDS Reveals Tablets #1 Tech Device for Holiday Gift...
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A new survey data from PBS KIDS was released yesterday. Not surprisingly, a little over half the parents surveyed plan to purchase/give a te

When Someone Steals Your Child's Pictures: Blogger Nightmare - De Su Mama
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Rebecca Kirkum steals blogger's photos to impersonate as the mother of blogger's child. What to do when someone steal's your photos.

Book Review: The ABC's of Australian Animals
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Raise your hand if you take Yoga classes. Now raise the other one if your kids take Yoga classes, too! A few months ago, my kids thought a W

MommyMaestra's Holiday Gift Guide
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I'm pretty excited about today's post because I'm so happy to share with you my first MommyMaestra's Holiday Gift Guide! Each year I typical

Latino Children's Literature Celebrating Thanksgiving
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Just two more weeks until Thanksgiving, so with bilingual families in mind, we wanted to share with you four books centered around the holid

Free Spanish Reading Game: Tema 2: Centro foneticos
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Today's awesome freebie from Lectura para niños, is an interactive game that makes learning to read in Spanish FUN for your kids. Leah expla

Free Día de Acción de Gracias Printables for Pre-K
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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I am absolutely loving this month's free Thanksgiving- and family-themed printables from our

It Takes a Village - Holdin' Out for a Hero
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That is, without a doubt, one of my favorite, perhaps overused, sayings. But, I'm a firm believer in its veracity. I don't think anyone was

5 Ways to Teach Gratitude
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The holidays are officially here! Halloween and Dia de los Muertos have passed and we now have beautiful new memories in our heads and loads

5 Things To Consider When Choosing Bilingual Homeschooling
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Please welcome Denise Leitch, author of today's awesome guest post. “Bilingual what?” was the first thing that came out of my mother’s mouth