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

4/15/19:  Workbook pages 103, 104 NOT DUE UNTIL FRIDAY, 4/26 4/12/19:  No assignment due next time. 4/11/19: Fill in new blue vocab sheet using page 122 of Realidades textbook. 4/8/19:  Workbook page 102.  All 5B workbook pages will be collected for a grade next time (94, 95, 98, 99, 101, 102) 4/5/19:  No weekend homework Read More

La tarea- 6th grade

4/15/19:  Workbook page 42 NOT DUE UNTIL Thursday 4/25. 4/11/19:  No homework 4/8/19:  Workbook page 46 (to prepare for the quiz next time).  Quiz on Thursday-NEXT TIME- on classroom items, furniture, parts of classroom, “to indicate location” 4/4/19:  Workbook page 44- all answers will be a form of the verb “estar.”  There will be a quiz Read More

La tarea- 7th grade

Tuesday, 4/16/19:  DUE FRIDAY, 4/26/19: workbook pages 64, 65, 66.  Workbooks will be collected on that day for all chapter 3B work (pages 58-66, but not 60 and 61) Friday, 4/12/19:  No assignment due next time.  There will be a quiz on ser as well as a listening and reading assessment using vocab list 8 Read More