Video #4: Medieval Europe Timebook Options

I have just posted the latest installment on YouTube that will hopefully help you with the first two options listed for the Medieval Europe Timebook: 1) Roman Legacy, and 2) Feudalism. The good news is that I found PDF files of the History Alive textbook, so now you have the information for you–I attached all of the chapters you need on Google Classroom!

Also, the other good news is that we will be starting next week in Google Hangouts on the following schedule:

Tuesdays: 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Thursdays: 2:00-4:00 p.m.

I will email you later this week with the details–it is on a drop-in basis only, so it will be like office hours where you can ask me any questions you have!

I will still continue posting the YouTube videos on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays!

Video #3: The Outsiders

I have just posted video #3 on YouTube, and the main focus is to help you get jumpstarted with The Outsiders, or motivate you to keep going!

Another major point I make in the video is that I need you to submit the following assignments as soon as you can, because I will start commenting on this work starting Monday, March 30. 1) Novel Project (just need written part), and 2) The Americas Timebook (just the typed parts). THANK YOU! That way I can give you some feedback so you know how you are doing! 🙂

Video #2: Backwards Planning

To help with time management, I created a sample calendar to assist students in planning for the next five weeks. Hopefully, this will help organize assignments so it’s not so overwhelming!

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The next video should be out this Friday! 🙂


First Ms. Parrott Video!


This video post is the first in a series that will be coming every few days to help give you a little guidance as you complete the assignments posted on this website and Google Classroom. You can access the videos here or subscribe to my channel and click “notify” to know when a new video is posted.

I hope these videos prove to be at least a little helpful as we navigate these upcoming weeks together! As always, please email me at with any questions you may have.

Thank you for your ongoing patience and flexibility. Parents—THANK YOU for all you do at home to support your children’s education!



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Update from Governor Kate Brown

As you have probably seen in the news, Portland Public Schools will now be closed through at least April 28. I have been following the updates from the district, and see that work is being done to hopefully prepare some sort of remote learning program. In the meantime, I want to provide some resources related to what we would be learning for the month of April.

It saddens me not to be teaching your children at school, but these precautions are certainly necessary for everyone’s health and safety. I have been thinking of you all, and hope your families are doing well.

Please take care,

Language Arts: 

Here are two possible items to work on at home:

  1. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton 

2. Persuasive Research Paper

  • Your topic should be of national or international importance.                                         200 Argumentative Topics
  • Links for directions and a graphic organizer are located on Google Classroom

Social Studies:

Our next unit would have been the Middle Ages in Europe. Students can use reliable website information to complete their Timebook pages for this unit. Attached below are some interesting articles and videos to watch. The Timebook assignment is attached on Google Classroom, and also here: Medieval Timebook Options



March 14-April 3

Due to the COVID-19 circumstances, our next day of school will be Wednesday, April 1st.

For further information relating to PPS and Oregon schools, please see the following links.

Here are some items students can be working on at home, which will be due Friday, April 3rd:

  1. Novel Project (on Google Classroom, Language Arts)
  2. Timebook (on Google Classroom, Social Studies)
  3. Bernstein Art Project (on white scrapbook paper)

If students don’t have a textbook or packets for the Timebook, it is okay for them to use reliable internet material.

If  students have completed all three assignments, they should be reading! In addition, this link provides a practice test to help prepare for our upcoming state testing (our classes test for Reading and Writing April 6-17):

Please stay safe and healthy, and email me if you have any questions at

Week of March 9-13

Language Arts: This week, students are working on completing their Novel Project final drafts to 90%. This is due Friday, March 13. In addition, we are learning about the concept of systems for our Bernstein unit, which will eventually lead to learning about the system of language and its components (parts of speech, grammar, punctuation, figurative language, etc.). Students are creating artwork based on systems, which is due Friday, March 13 (in class).

Social Studies: Students are concluding their Americas unit on the Maya, Aztec, and Inca by creating their Timebook pages on all three civilizations. This summative project is also due Friday, March 13 (in class).