Thank you for your years of service to Bookman Road and the teaching profession. We will miss you as you enter into retirement Mrs. Boswell, Mrs. Fancher, and Mrs. Reedy!
Counselor Connections: Keep Tabs on SCREEN Time
Research shows that 51% of kids live in homes where the TV is left on nearly all the time. But inappropriate shows, and excessive exposure to violent videogames, can impact behavior. To monitor your child’s screen time:
• Know exactly what he’s watching.
• Learn to set your TV’s v-chip to block unsuitable programs and place filters on phones and other devices.
• Set rules about what she can and can’t watch or play.
Remember too that children have access to the internet to search information, participate on many forms of social media, and frequently view YouTube videos. Although there is a fun and entertaining element to all of these things, there is also a lot of potential for emotional, social, and even physical harm when these entities are misused. It is imperative that parents engage in setting firm expectations, and stay diligent in continually monitoring the quantity and quality of your child’s screen time.
~Tonya Spangler, School CounselorSource: “Watching Television with Your Children,”: Firm, Fair, & Consistent
Looking for pictures from the Decade Dance? You may see some familiar faces here.
According to Reading Rockets, students who don't read over the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress.
Click the image below to get information about our grade level specific summer reading lists and resources.
To spread the love of reading, your child can add a picture of them reading this summer. We hope that this peaks the interest of other Beacons to read various books.