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What great things are we doing in class right now?

Week of May 1, 2017:

6th grade - We are learning animals and colors vocabulary and are currently creating and naming our own original animals! Stay tuned for more about this interesting creations!

7th grade -  We are learning clothing vocabulary and are learning the difference between indefinite and definite articles. We are also learning how to "make agreement". We will be doing mystery descriptions in class this week using this vocabulary! 

8th grade - We have completed round one of the Nitty Gritty Basics and will have round two this week. We are also learning irregular verbs, as well as stem-changers. We are also gearing up for a big speaking assessment on our fake family trees. We have lots going on!

In Other News:

Here's what's happening this week at Mahoney:

Monday, May 1st - Good luck to the track team as they compete today at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland and to the boy's lacrosse team who plays at Wainwright today after school. 

Please remember that Homework Club is available every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday after school until 3:30 and that it takes place in the library. It's a great place to get work done and you can also have a snack!

Tuesday, May 2nd - Good luck to the girl's lacrosse team who plays today at Massabesic and to the 8th grade baseball and softball teams who play at Windham today after school.

Student Council meets tomorrow morning at 7:15 in my room, room 213. Not a member yet? We would still love to have you join us! Come on by!

Wednesday, May 3rd - Good luck to the 7th grade baseball and softball teams who play at Gorham today after school.

Thursday, May 4th - Good luck to the 8th grade baseball team, the 8th grade softball team, and the boy's lacrosse team at their home games today after school. Good luck also to the girl's lacrosse team who plays at Kennebunk today after school.

Friday, May 5th - Good luck to the 7th grade baseball and softball teams who play home games today after school.  

The Student Council dance is tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the gym. We hope to see you there!


Do you need to see me for help or to retake an assessment or makeup work? 
I will be available this Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday after school, as well as Thursday and Friday before school. Please don't hesitate to see me if you need help! And remember that if you want to see me on Tuesdays after school, you will find me in Homework Club in the library and you are more than welcome to join me there!


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Ms. Schmearer's email: schmeaan@spsdme.org



Random word/phrase of the week:

Can you use the following word or phrase with me or a classmate in class?  If you can, you will not only be learning something new and sharing that knowledge with others, but you will also earn a "point" or a "punto"!  Keep a separate list of all of the words and phrases posted here on my site this year, and be eligible for a special award...stay tuned for more info on this later this spring!  (In the meantime, keep track of these words!)
 
French:  tout le temps
 
Spanish:  todo el tiempo

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