About me

Hola! My name is Mynda Rivera. I just completed my 10th year of teaching. In my first five years, I taught Pre-Kindergarten in a One-Way Dual Language classroom. For the next three years, I taught Two-Ways Dual Language 2nd grade. Last year I taught Two-Ways Dual Language 1st grade. Currently I am teaching Kindergarten.

I love teaching Dual Language. I have the opportunity to teach my students in their native language and help them learn a second one. I teach Spanish Language Arts, Science and Social Studies in Spanish & Math in English.

I love to create fun and engaging lessons! I always try to add a hands-on or "craftivity" in all of my lessons. I believe that if you let your students create their own product, they will make real life connections and put in practice what they have learned.


I am also a mom and wife. I am married to a wonderful man who also teaches. We have two beautiful children-- a 6-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl. I am a happy mom, wife, friend and teacher.




I hope you can find ideas and good resources on this blog! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you come visit again!

Mynda

15 comments:

  1. Hi Mynda would you mind e-mailing me your template for the Pete the Cat shoes? My grade partners and I are dressing up as Pete and would love your help. hann.duncan@gmail.com. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  2. Hey, My name is tara ellis and I would love it if you could email me your template for the Pete the Cat Shoes. My second grade team and I are dressing up for our school. Thank you so much for your help. tellis7764@hotmail.com. Thanks for sharing this great tool.

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  3. Could you please send me the pete the cat shoes template and any quick tips on how to make them look as good as yours!!! Thanks so much in advance!!! spatterson@cpsd.us

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  4. Hola;

    Me alegra a ver encontrado una boricua, soy también de la isla y también se me ha hecho difícil encontrar algo en español. Soy nueva en Texas y te quería preguntar si me podías ayudar en como en enseñarle a mis nenes a leer? o algún libro o recurso que yo pueda usar?

    Gracias y que Dios te Bendiga

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  5. Saludos,
    ¿Que grado estas enseñando?

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    1. Hola:

      Mis nenes tienes 14, 9, 5, 4 años.

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    2. Para los pequeñitos yo uso muchas actividades con las sílabas y oraciones con las misma sílabas (parecido a la cartilla fonética). Para los más grandes uso los recursos de los libros de texto. Por ejemplo el de libro de recursos de McGraw Hill (RTI) tiene muchos parrafos cortos y simples que los ayuda con la fluidez. Tambien existen programas como "Imagine Learning" en español que tiene actividades para practicar. Este programa es adoptado por mo escuela. Espero le sean útiles estas ideas.

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  6. Hi Mynda would you mind e-mailing me your template for the Pete the Cat shoes? My teaching partners and I are dressing up as Pete and would love your help. awatkins@ashland.edu Thank you so much for sharing!

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  7. Hola Mynda! También soy profesora bilingue en TpT. Estaba viendo tu blog y se me ocurrió proponerte una renovación en el diseño. Te dejo mi blog por si te interesa, me encanta trabajar con mis colegas!!
    http://oxanadesign.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html
    Un abrazo!

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  8. ¡¡¡Hola!!! Me gustan mucho tus productos. También soy de PR en el área de Dallas. Me gustaría saber qué haces con los niños para que reconozcan las letras porque este año tengo muchos niños que no fueron a PreK y apenas estoy empezando como maestra. ¡Gracias!

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    1. Hola Diana, que bueno que me hayas escrito! Para que reconozcan las letras hago muchas actividades divertidas enfocandome primero en las letras de su nombre. Por ejemplo, que cuenten las letras en su nombre, que reconozcan la primera letra de su nombre, que escriban su nombre con cereal, que hagan su nombre con Play-Dough, le hago tarjetas con su nombre y que formen su nombre usando letras de iman. Luego les pido que hagan las mismas actividades con los nombres de sus companeros. Otras actividades que puedes hacer son: clasificar entre numeros y letras, clasificar entre letras con curvas y letras con lineas rectas, diferencias entre letras mayusculas y letras minusculas, etc. Las primeras semanas comienzo con este tipo de actividades y ya luego comienzo un repaso de las vocales,para luego comenzar con silabas. Voy a tomar fotos de las actividades que hago en clase y escribir un "post" para que las veas!
      Cuidate y dejame saber si te puedo ayudar con otra cosita!

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  9. Hi Mynda,
    I've just come across your blog and thought I'd reach out.
    My name is Camille and together with some friends we run VocApp - a flashcard app for learning languages. I was wondering if you'd be interested in writing about VocApp or posting a link to our website on your blog? The app offers the possibility of creating flashcards in a variety of languages for free. We also have some paid English-Spanish courses, which we'd be willing to share with you and your students for free. Here's a sample set of flashcards I've made for you: https://vocapp.com/on-the-road-en-esp-flashcards-201209
    Looking forward to hearing from you!
    Camille
    camille@vocapp.com

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  10. Hi,

    I happened to chance upon your blog and found it very interesting!

    We have recently launched a science app that uses augmented reality to enhance classroom teaching. The app

    has 3D models for kindergarten to grade 12. I thought you might want to check it out and may be review it on

    your blog, if possible.

    It is a paid app(with a few models free) but in case you are interested in trying it out I will be happy to provide

    you with a free copy.

    The link to the app is:

    iPhone/iPad
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/augmenter-augmented-reality/id997354409?ls=1&mt=8

    android:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.augmented.android

    You can also search for the app on the app store as 'Augmenter'.

    Do let me know if you would be interested. I am really Looking forward to your response.

    happy teaching!

    Antara
    antara@augmenterapp.com
    http://augmenterapp.com/

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