Children are not supposed to spend the whole day at school, or they should at least start a little later in the morning. In the case of my grades 3 and 8, both start at 7:30 in the morning, but they have to be at school by 7:15 for the flag ceremony, that makes us leave the house at 6:30 to get there on time. Plus my nephew who has the same schedule as my grade 8. The three of them wake up at 5:00 am to have their breakfast and prep for school, otherwise, we would have to rush and struggle with time management daily.

My grade 3 finishes at 3:10 pm while my grade 8 finishes at 4:45 pm. We are normally all home by 5:00 pm, and that’s also the same time that I am free from work. 

Imagine the hours they spend at school every single day? It’s tiring. Terribly tiring. Even an adult cannot tolerate so much plus the fact that they have homework and projects to do during the weekdays or worst on weekends. This is the reason why more and more parents begin to question the value of homework. I also do not understand the point when they are being asked to copy notes from the books when everything is already written there. I also think that homework does not really help them progress academically, especially for young children who still find difficulty in dealing with time management.

How about you, how many hours do your kids spend at school? And what level are they in?




Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.