Week of November 1-5

For writing other words besides “said”–remember to fit the story and the emotion!


Student Survey (for in class): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePlJdg485NsdoTX1iN3T9M_0xW-WNXzpn4_BY0NPH6FXt7pw/viewform

Language Arts: This week, students will focus on revising and editing their narrative rough drafts. They will have a checklist to follow, and will need to edit on their own and with a partner. It is okay to have a parent help with revising and editing at home. This assignment is revised in Canvas under the Narrative Rough Draft assignment.

Social Studies: Students will choose an article about what is happening in the world for their Current Event #2. They will need to type a paragraph summary and paragraph opinion into the Canvas assignment. I am asking students to try to avoid articles about sports and entertainment.


  • Wednesday, November 3: ALL late work and regrades DUE by 11:59 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 4: Current Event #2 DUE (for Quarter 2 grade)
  • Monday, November 8: Narrative Revising & Editing DUE

Student-accessible news websites: https://www.commonsense.org/education/top-picks/best-news-websites-for-students

4IR Study

ANNOUNCEMENT! Calling all Timmons’ students: The Annual Cover Art Contest starts today and the deadline is Wednesday, November 10th at 9 a.m. Each class will vote on 1st place (cover), 2nd and 3rd places (inside the book).

The requirements are as follows:

  • Includes: Ms. Timmons’ 7th Grade Classes

  • Includes: Fall 2021

  • Creative title

  • Artistic images/abstracts

  • Computer or hand-drawn art

  • Portrait layout, 8.5 x 11″

  • School appropriate

  • On paper or Google doc emailed to me at ktimmons@pps.net

  • Do NOT include licensed images

Week of October 25-29

Language Arts: We are beginning work on our own narratives. This is the students’ first major paper, and will focus on a snapshot of an event in their lives. This week we will brainstorm, work on a graphic organizer, and write a rough draft!

Social Studies: Students will work this week on constructing this pharaoh pyramids and creating the final draft of all of their research information onto their pyramids!


  • Monday, October 25: Reading Log #2 (bright blue packet, at home)

  • Friday, October 29: Pharaoh Pyramid Project (in class)

  • Friday, October 29: Narrative Rough Draft (in class/at home)

  • Wednesday, November 3: ALL LATE WORK and REGRADES DUE by 11:59 p.m.

  • Thursday, November 4: Last Day of Quarter 1

  • Friday, November 5: No School, Teacher Planning Day

File:Osiride pillar of king Senusret I.jpg - Wikimedia Commons Sensuret I  Ramses II | Biography, Accomplishments, Tomb, Mummy, Death, & Facts | BritannicaRamses II

Hatshepsut - Wikipedia Hatshepsut

Khufu Statue - Discover Egypt's Monuments - Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities  Khufu

Week of October 18-22

Language Arts: This week, students will complete an Artifact Assignment, in which they will each choose 5 items that represent who they are or an experience they have had. For each item, students will write an explanation or description of each item’s importance, and then share those items in small groups on Friday.

Social Studies: Students will present their posters on adapting to different vegetations on Monday. Then they will start studying an Egyptian pharaoh and creating a monument with their research on that person.


  • Tuesday, 10/19: Yellow Africa booklet (see photos of required pages below–in class/at home)
  • Friday, 10/25: Reading Log #2 (bright blue packet, at home)
  • Friday, 10/29: Pharaoh Monument (in class)

Week of October 11-15

Language Arts: This week, students will get Reading Log #2 (bright blue packet), and they will also finish reading Facing the Lion and their journals.

Social Studies: Students will turn in Summative Projects for Sumer and Mesopotamia on Monday, and then we will start studying Egypt!


Team Scavenger Hunt Questions:

  1. What geographic features led to the development of the early Egyptian civilization? 
  2. Geographically, what is the Location of Egypt? Describe where it is both physically and politically (think what it is next to, who it is next too, what oceans/seas does it border, what continent, etc.)
  3. What other countries border Egypt?
  4. How long are Egypt’s coast lines combined? 
  5. What is the climate like in Egypt? 
  6. What is the terrain of Egypt like? 
  7. What is Egypt’s highest point? It’s lowest?  
  8. What are some natural resources that can be found in Egypt? 
  9. How much land is Irrigated in Egypt? 
  10. What do you think irrigated land means? 
  11. What languages are spoken in modern day Egypt? 
  12.  What religions are practiced in modern day Egypt? 
  13. What is the population of Egypt? 
  14. What is the capital of Egypt? 
  15.  What are Egypt’s TWO LARGEST cities? 
  16.  When did Egypt receive its independence from Great Britain? 
  17.  When did Ancient Egypt first unite into a single political state? 
  18.  Name the TWO national symbols of Egypt. What are their national colors? 
  19.  Describe the Egyptian Flag? 
  20. Look through the pictures provided by the World Fact Book and answer the following questions:
    1. Egypt has the last wonder from the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. What is it? Where is it located?
    2. What is the most common form of transportation along the Nile? Describe it. 
    3. What is the monument that has a human like face, body of a lion, and is carved from a single mass of stone? 
    4. What is the name of the Dam that creates Lake Nasser? 
    5. Why was this Dam created? 
    6. What is the name of the Peninsula on the eastern side of Egypt? What bodies of water does it border? 
    7. What two bodies of water does the Suez Canal connect? 


–Monday, October 11: Sumer and Mesopotamia Summative Assessment (at home over the weekend, if needed)

–Friday, October 15: All Facing the Lion Journals Due (in class)

–Friday, October 15: Egypt Geography and Settlement pages (yellow Africa booklet, in class)

–Monday, October 25: Reading Log #2 (bright blue packet, at home)

Week of October 4-7

Language Arts: We are getting back in to Facing the Lion and completing journals for each chapter. We also will have discussions about what we have read.

The author of Facing the Lion, Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton

Social Studies: This week, students will complete a summative project to show what they have learned about Sumer and Mesopotamia. The directions are on Canvas, and students will turn in items both online and hard copy. Students can only use their class packets to help them; however, students can get help from others for editing.


Monday, October 4: Mesopotamia Packet (green packet, now homework)

Thursday, October 7: Facing the Lion Journals #4-8 (in spirals, in class)

Thursday, October 7: Summative Project for Sumer and Mesopotamia (in class)