Erica Shumsky

HOLA, and BIENVENIDOS to LA CLASE DE ESPAÑOL!  This is my first year teaching at St. Thomas More and I’m very happy to be here. My family and I have been parishioners since moving to the area 5 years ago and we are proud to be members of this wonderful school community.  Before joining the STM team, I taught middle school at Colorado Academy for six years, middle and high school at The Pinnacle Charter School in Federal Heights for one year, and at Elizabeth High School for four years. I earned my BA at the University of Denver with a double major in Spanish and English, completed my Spanish Secondary Education coursework at Metropolitan State College of Denver, and my MA in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Language, Literacy and Culture at the University of Colorado.

I feel very fortunate to work with such a dedicated group of faculty members, administrators, and parents here at STM.  The reason that I choose to teach intermediate and middle school grades above all others is that I get to witness firsthand the tremendous level of growth that I see students undergo throughout the years.  It is truly rewarding for me when I see students really come into their own over the course of grades 4 to 8. I look forward to meeting all of you and working collaboratively with you to ensure a successful school experience.

Student success occurs best when there are strong connections and effective communication between myself, students, parents, and the greater school community.  I will keep you informed as often as possible, and would additionally like to invite you to contact me at any time, via email (preferred), phone, or in person.  Feel free to connect with me at any time during the upcoming school year with your questions, concerns, and comments.  Once again, I am very happy to be your PROFESORA DE ESPAÑOL and look forward to a fantastic year!

¡Buena suerte este año!  (Good luck this year!)

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La tarea- 8th grade

2/15/19:  No homework, make sure workbook 85-90 are done for class on Thursday. 2/14/19:  No homework.  Extra credit opportunity- Spanish Valentine card using at 7-10 phrases from the Valentine vocab list.  Must be neat and decorated. 2/11/19:  Workbook page 89 (“tener”) and STUDY- quiz on vocabulary words for family and celebrations next time (Thursday). 2/7/19:  Read More

La tarea- 6th grade

2/14/19:  No homework.  Feliz Día de San Valentín y Día de los Presidentes. 2/11/19: Page 33 in workbook and STUDY for the quiz next class (class names, periods) 2/7/19:   Page 32 in workbook (should have been finished in class), note that there is a quiz on new vocabulary on February 14th. 2/4/19:  Page 31 in Read More

La tarea- 7th grade

Friday, 2/15/19:  No homework, make sure workbook pages 49 and 50 are complete for next time. Wednesday 2/13/19:  Workbook pages 49 and 50.  Also finish filling in blue vocab sheet if you did not finish in class. Tuesday 2/12/19: no homework (test day) Wednesday, 2/6/19:  No homework due to IOWAs, but workbook 47 needs to Read More