Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

da Vinci Logo imageda Vinci Arts Middle School

Creative minds for
challenging times.

2508 NE Everett Street | Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 916-5356 | Fax: (503) 916-2721

Ongoing Homework

On-Going Homework

  • 30 minutes of reading nightly
  • 15-30 minutes of free writing (when homework is light) - Let me clarify what I think of as free writing: I would like students to use this writing time to practice GOOD writing, NOT "junk" writing. Some suggestions would be: Story ideas/starters, poetry, letters to authors, prompt writing, writing about self-selected novels you're reading. Whatever the writing, it should be a continuous stream of writing for a solid 15 minutes at a time.
  • Current Events - Link to Current Event page
  • Organization of school work and managing your time - use of your school planner, regular maintenance of your binder, locker and bedroom.