Foreign Language Department

Canandaigua Middle School - 7th and 8th Grade

Welcome to the Foreign Language Department

We are looking forward to a great year! Here are some highlights of cultural events this year:

Day of the Dead

Mardi Gras

Cinco de Mayo

Here is what we'll be covering this year.......

Spanish 7 - Alphabet, Numbers, Days, Months, Family, Colors, Clothing, Nature and Weather, School, Hobbies and Sports.

Spanish 8 - Travel, Shopping and Town, Food, Health, Home


French 7 -

French 8 -

Mrs. Pennica

Lead Teacher

SPANISH

13th year teaching

Undergrad - Nazareth College

Graduate School- Middlebury College

Study Abroad - Valencia, Spain and Guadalajara, Mexico

Languages Studied - Spanish and Italian

Countries Visited - 12: Argentina, Uruguay, Spain, Mexico, Italy, France, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Peru, Brazil, Aruba, Canada

Ski Club

Spanish Club

Middle School Spelling Bee Coordinator

Mrs. Colbert

SPANISH

19th year teaching

Undergrad – Wells College

Graduate School – University of Buffalo (TESOL)

Study Abroad – Sevilla, España; Cuernavaca, Mexico; Arequipa, Peru

Languages Studied - Spanish, French, Italian

Countries visited – 14: Mexico, Peru, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Spain, Morocco, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Ireland, England, Wales, Canada

Mrs. Fraser

SPANISH

?? year teaching

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Spanish Club

Miss Maher

SPANISH

1st year teaching

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Mrs. Connell

FRENCH

5th year teaching

Undergrad: Nazareth College of Rochester

Graduate School: Nazareth College of Rochester

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French Club Advisor

US (United Students) Club Advisor

WNY Representative for NYSAFLT Board of Directors


French 7 is off to a great start. We are currently working in an “Everyday French” unit focused on numbers, letters, accent marks, writing the date, and telling time. They have come so far since the first day of class and are speaking French every day in the classroom. Soon we will learn how to describe our elves, our families, our homes, our school day, and the food we like to eat! Great learning ahead!

French 8 is in full review mode. We have completed two review units and have just begun our third. We are reviewing the major points of 7th grade, adjective agreement, ER verb conjugations, and Irregular “Must Know” verbs. In each of the review units, we are using all of the French 7 vocabulary. Our French 8 units are: Clothing, Town and Community, Travel and Transportation, Sports, Travel and Weather, Daily Routines, and Health. Each unit will have new vocabulary and grammar.

Keep posted for information on upcoming French Club Meeting information!