Video Games and Sleep

Do you ever wonder why your kids are tired and grumpy in the morning? Maybe they are spending too much time on a video game. More and more research is coming out about how detrimental screen time can be for your kids. Some interesting new research is coming out about how video games, especially violent video games can affect the way your child develops and thinks about social situations, compassion, and acceptance of others. Specifically, this article explains how video games can disrupt sleep and make your child grumpy, tired, and unable to cope with daily stressors life presents. I am not suggesting that kids entirely be banned from screen time, but you may want to place limitations and boundaries, including when and how much. A good indicator if your child has spent too much time on a screen is io you call him or her away and he or she comes happily and  willingly. If they refuse, get angry or upset - they've likely spent too much time on a screen.

School News

Literacy report celebrates culture of reading and writing

Palliser Regional Schools is pleased to provide its annual update on the division’s literacy work, supporting all students to be readers, writers and critical thinkers for success in school and in life.

The third annual Leadership in Literacy report celebrates the outstanding work of our teachers to foster a culture of reading and writing at all levels in all subject areas; reinforces the importance of summer reading every day, and shares book recommendations from our school librarians. You’ll also meet Literacy Specialist Orishia Asher.

For a PDF copy, please click HERE.

For parents and guardians of beginning readers, Director of Learning Laurie Wilson demonstrates tips and tricks for encouraging reading with easy strategies that are more effective than just sounding out every word in an easy to follow, short video.

Please watch the video here:

 

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