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Learning Focuses and Homework:

Please see today's daily learning focuses and the homework below. Click the right arrow to the needed day.

Dowling Agenda 2017-2018

Homework Expectations:

Students receive nightly homework, Monday through Thursday, that they write in their agenda. Homework should take students no longer than 40 minutes to complete each night, not including studying for tests and long-range projects.

Each night students are required to read 20 minutes from a book of their choice. For math, students usually have homework a few times a week. All other subjects are given as needed.

I expect students to do their best job on their homework. I expect homework to be neat, not sloppy. I expect students to do the work on their own and only ask for help after they have given it their best effort. If your child cannot do the homework, please contact me so that I can provide further help in school.

If there is a legitimate reason why the student is not able to finish homework, parents please send a note to me on the day the homework is due stating the reason it was not completed. The note must be signed by the parent.

I feel that parents are the key to making homework a positive experience for their children. Therefore, I ask that parents make homework a top priority, provide necessary supplies and a quiet homework environment, set a daily homework time, provide praise and support, not let children avoid homework, and contact me if they notice a problem.

Thank you in advance for your support.