I was totally shocked to see this morning that my daughter could not get her lunch in her school bag because of all her books and textbooks. No, she is not in High School but only in Grade 6. She was forced to get and extra bag to take her books in.
I asked her why does she have all your books everyday and she said she needs it for homework.
I am shocked to think that there is no management from the teachers that offers the various subjects. She has homework everyday from almost all her subjects. She only finishes her homework between 5-6pm.
Don’t get me wrong I am all for hard work and dedication, but this seems more like a lot of pressure from the teachers and the expectations is not managed accordingly.
My son is in high school and his school bag is lighter and his homework load is less. I asked him why is he so relaxed and always done before her. He said “Mom look at my homework roster” Yes! My son has a homework roster where each teacher is assigned on a specific day of the week to give homework so that they do not clash or overwhelm the children.
There is enough peer pressure the children have to deal with, LIke coping witht he new curriculum and the standard of work that is expected from them. I do hope my letter to the Grade 6 Teachers finds some form of understanding and better management.
School should be about the enjoyment of learning and the enjoyment of everyday of the week being shared with your friends. You take away the joy, you take away there passion to learn.