Welcome to a New School Year!

Welcome to 7th grade, both students and families! I started this website with the hopes that this could be a “one-stop shopping” kind of home base for all of you, where you can get weekly messages from me and just see what our class is up to. Also, the menu options provide a sense of what some of the basics of the class includes. Even though students write in their planners every Monday, this website serves as a back-up plan where you get the same information in one click!

I look forward to meeting all of you as we embark on this 7th grade journey together–please feel free to contact me anytime at ktimmons@pps.net.

Sincerely,
Kirsten Timmons

Week of May 30-June 3

Artist Chuck Close Link: https://www.biography.com/artist/chuck-close

Chuck Close Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXsuo4NWOUY

ALL WORK for the end of the year is DUE JUNE 8th by 4:00 p.m.!!!

Language Arts: We are finishing the book The Outsiders, and students will turn in questions for Chapters 9-12 on Thursday, June 2nd.

Social Studies: Students are taking a Christianity quiz on Monday, and then we will be learning about Ancient Greece the rest of the week.

Week of May 23-27

Language Arts: This week we are reading Chapters 3-8 in The Outsiders. These chapter questions will be due on Canvas on Friday, May 27.

Social Studies: Students will learn about the origins and beliefs of Christianity. Both of these assignments will be due on Canvas on Friday, May 27.

Week of May 16-20

Stolen Artwork Article Link: https://theculturetrip.com/europe/articles/13-stunning-artworks-stolen-by-the-nazis/

Reclaiming Nazi-stolen art: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sV63ujPUUg

Language Arts: This week we are finishing are Odes to a part of the English language, and Ode Final Drafts are due Wednesday, May 18. We will then start reading The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Chapters 1 and 2 due Friday, May 20.

Social Studies: We are studying the origins and beliefs of Judaism, and students will turn in their assignment on Friday, May 20.

Week of May 9-13

Middle School Books about the Holocaust: https://www.slj.com/story/Commemorate-Holocaust-Remembrance-Day-with-this-Booklist-libraries-students https://www.thecuriousreader.in/bookrack/holocaust-books/

Lily Ebert’s Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A3vYk7tWvE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lily_Ebert

Language Arts: As we continue to discuss the English Language as a system, we have been learning Figurative Language, and the students have Figurative Language Slides due on Monday, May 9 on Canvas. Next, we are writing Odes to different aspects of the English language, which is due Wednesday, May 18.

Social Studies: We are finishing up with the Han Dynasty, then starting a unit on Japan.

Week of May 2-6

Terracotta Army Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c_ADqshdSA&t=4s

ALL WORK FOR QUARTER 4 PROGRESS REPORTS DUE THURSDAY, MAY 5 at 4 p.m.!

Language Arts: We will continue to focus on the parts of speech and how they work together as a smaller system within the whole system of the English language. Parts of Speech Booklet DUE WEDNESDAY. We will then study the smaller system of figurative language.

Social Studies: We will finish looking at the Qin Dynasty in China, with First Emperor of China packets DUE TUESDAY. Then we will study the Han Dynasty in stations, with the Han Dynasty packet DUE FRIDAY.

Week of April 25-29

Stephen Wiltshire Artwork: https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/stephen-wiltshire-city-panorama-drawings

Wiltshire Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2EpmFzG2AM

Language Arts: This week students will learn the Parts of Speech and create a booklet demonstrating their knowledge and application of 8 parts of speech (Booklet Due Friday, April 29th).

Social Studies: We will continue our China unit by studying the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, of the Qin Dynasty (221–206 BCE).