Hola and bonjour from Ms. Schmearer!

What great things are we doing in class right now?

Week of March 27, 2017:

6th grade - We are learning our numbers 1 to 100 in Spanish and 
1 to 70 in French. This week will bring the great numbers race and numbers popcorn! Stay tuned!

7th grade -  We are learning how to describe the weather are using this vocabulary in very interesting sentences using "little words" so that we can state our likes, dislikes, preferences in the target language.

8th grade - We are conjugating regular verbs and have built our regular verb list to almost 50 verbs! We will have a formative assessment on these verbs this week.

In Other News:

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

Monday, March 27th -  8th grade Connections groups will meet with the high school guidance counselors this morning during Connections. You will be meeting with them in the same classroom that you met with them a few weeks ago.

Tuesday, March 28th - 8th graders, don't forget that your Job Shadow forms are due in the guidance office today!

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!

Wednesday, March 29th - Student Council meets this 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!

Thursday, March 30th - Have you purchased your tickets to see the Harlem Superstars vs such celebrities as Mr. Ouellet and Mr. Nee? You can still buy your tickets in the main office! The game is this Sunday, April 2nd at 2:00 p.m. at the high school. 

Friday, March 31st -  Happy Friday and happy weekend!

Do you need to see me for help or to retake an assessment or makeup work? 
I will be available this week Monday and Tuesday 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!



Essential Learning Targets for World Languages:



Interpersonal Speaking:


Interpretive Listening

Interpretive Reading


Presentational Speaking:

Presentational Writing:

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:  Bien sûr!
Spanish:  ¡Por supuesto!


¡La música!  La musique!

Billy la bufanda

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Los pollitos dicen

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Arc en ciel

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Alouette, gentille alouette

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Libérée, délivrée

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Libre soy

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