Thursday, August 16, 2018

Welcome to Positive Action

...where ALL students are UNIQUE and Wonderfully Made!


Today is August 20th!  The first day of school!!  


Our Morgan County Partnership with Mrs. Hott welcomes you back to school!  Positive Actions will appear in our school this year and begins today on a journey together to discover that starting with positive thoughts, we can choose positive actions, and help us to gain positive feelings!  Take a look at our logo:


And, to welcome you all, here is a message from Mrs. Hott to tell you more about this year's program about "paws"itive actions at home, school, and in our community!  


Did you see the beautiful stream of water behind Mrs. Hott?  Berkeley Springs is a unique community to live and grow up. And, just like that stream in the video is full of many drops of water, our school is also filled with unique and wonderfully made children.  When we add them all together, and mix in some positive acts of kindness, we've made a beautiful pool of water.  
Today, we will begin looking at my favorite value word:  Kindness.
Check out this cool picture:
(Teacher, please read to class:)
Every act of Kindness, no matter how small, creates a ripple out and reaches our community around us.  Whether we are home, at school, or somewhere in our community, being kind is a Positive Action that helps us, and others, feel good.
What is Kindness?
Think of an act of kindness YOU did this summer.  Got one?  Raise your hand and share this with your class.
Now, for Positive Actions today, our students at Warm Springs Intermediate School are going to begin to make our school a "Community of Cougars that Care!"  With just one act of kindness...it begins with YOU!
What kind thing can you do today?


Get Ready for a POSITIVE school year...filled with Kindness!
Stand up everyone!  
Push in those chairs!
and...
Let's sing along to MR. CABLE's COUGAR CREED!





Did you like that?  If you are in 3rd grade, you will get to learn this song with us too!  To close, keep standing, and let's all read together the Warm Springs Intermediate School's

COUGAR CREED
I will make today the best day ever.
I will be respectful, responsible, and safe.
I will help my fellow students and my school reach their goals.
I will focus on a positive future.

Cougars that are KIND and SAFE
can change the world!

Talkin' Tuesday - Creating a Positive Classroom Community with the Minions

...where ALL students are UNIQUE and Wonderfully Made!

Today is TEACHER TALKIN' TUESDAY!

Welcome to your 2nd day of the new school year!  

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, August 21st!  We are going to spend some time looking at the Cougar Creed and taking a Cougar Crawl around Warm Springs Intermediate School over the next two weeks. 

How many of you happened to see the movie Minions 3?  
This was a fun movie!  I liked ALL of them!  Wellll....check out a few of our yellow friends as they illustrate POSITIVE classroom community clues with some super helpful classroom rules. 


Wow....Mrs. Hott feels a little bad for the purple guy, don't you?  Wonder why?....
Let's talk about it for TALKIN TUESDAY.  
What did YOU notice?

What are some Positive Actions we can follow in our classroom?
(Review Classroom Rules...)
Why is it important to follow the "WSIS Cougar Ways"?
(Because it helps us have a caring community, shows others respect, helps us learn when we all follow classroom rules, etc...)
Who feels happy when YOU follow the classroom rules?
(teacher, friends, Mr. Cable, Mr. Todd, parents, etc...YOU!)

And, remember....
Cougars that are KIND and SAFE can 
CHANGE THE WORLD!





Building KIND Cougar Classrooms

...where ALL students are UNIQUE and Wonderfully Made!

Today is VIDEO "V"EDNESDAY!  

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, August 22nd!  We are going to continue spending some time looking at the Cougar Creed and taking a Cougar Crawl around Warm Springs Intermediate School over the next two weeks. 

Did you like the Minion's review of "Classroom Rules"?  Check out Wednesday's Video where our yellow friends return to review rules that apply for our Cougar Community that Cares.  Let's take a look at how following the classroom rules looks like Positive Actions, and pay close attention for scenes from yesterday too, they're important:

Now, let's take turns reading a few guidelines from Mr. Cable that apply to Warm Springs Intermediate Schools's Classroom and Related Arts, (Library, Music, Art) including-like the Minions Video Vednesday-the Library, "Cougar Classroom Expectations!"





Next, we'll take a look at some PAWsome WSIS Cougars showing us KIND Cougar Classrooms!  Being kind and following the Cougar Ways helps us ALL to stay SAFE at school! Let's watch:


Let's close today with the Positive Action Theme Song!  On your feet,...and ready to be positive!




(If time allows or perhaps later in the day, for a classroom exercise, try making a scene of each "rule".  Start by grouping students and having them "act" each rule.  Then talk about why the rule works and is a positive action! 
Because it gives us a positive feeling to following the classroom expectations that keep us safe and responsible.)

WSIS Cougars that are KIND to ALL help us have SAFETY....
CAN CHANGE THE WORLD!

CARING Makes a Difference - Raise the Roof!

on student assets!  
Where ALL students are UNIQUE and WONDERFULLY MADE!

Today is Raising Student Assets Thursday!

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, August 23rd! As we continue our Cougar Crawl around Warm Springs Intermediate School over the next two weeks, today we will take a look at raising student assets and a super important positive action word:


CARE

Tell your teacher what you think the word "CARE" means.
"to feel concern for others, recognizing that other student's interests and likes are important too"

Look at this billboard we found and think about what it might mean:

To care.  It is very important for us to care for other people, our friends, class mates, teachers, and our friends, families, and neighbors.  Sometimes, with people we don't even know, we show a Positive Action just by caring for someone who needs our help, like when this officer helped a baby after there was a really big flood in New Orleans, LA.

Read this:

And remember, it is also important to know that here at Warm Springs Intermediate School, we care about...


YOU!

Watch this:



We begin our school year looking at the Positive Action, SAFETY.  Safety is a doing acts that keep us healthy and unharmed.  WSIS wants ALL students to feel safe because we care about you!  A great way to stay safe is to follow the Cougar Ways and be kind to everyone!  If YOU are being KIND,.... we will all be safe!

 If we "care" about others, we will act kindly towards them.  Talk about what you noticed in this video were acts of caring for others.  For Positive Actions today, let's show our school community that we care too!  

What can you do to show that you care?

How do you feel when you have done something to show that you care?

Remember this:  YOU can make a difference!  When you show others that you CARE, it makes a HUGE difference in their day AND it makes YOU feel PAWsome too!

Cougars that try to practice SAFETY 
can change the world!




Community Cougars that Care!...with Pete Gordon

...where ALL students are UNIQUE and Wonderfully Made!

Time for POSITIVE ACTIONS!
Today is FUN FRIDAY where we see that our community cares about the students at
Warm Springs Intermediate School


I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, August 24th! Each Fun Friday, Positive Actions will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  Meet Mr. Pete Gordon!  

Here is today's video vlog from Mrs. Hott: 




Remember, it is a Positive Action to follow the Golden Rule because changing the world starts with one student at a time...and that is.....


YOU!

(close with golden rule)

WSIS Cougars that practice SAFETY
can change he world!

Monday, August 6, 2018

"WoooHooo" ... It's Time for "PAW"sitive Actions!



Back To School BASH

Mrs. Hott hopes your summer is PAWsome!  Cutie the Cougar and I will be at the "Back to School Bash" this Friday, August 10!  So, tell your families!

More details in the Morgan Messenger link above. 

See you there!

WSIS Cougars that CARE
can change the world!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Summer SING BIG Review!

Join some summer PAWsitive actions with students attending SING BIG with Black Cat Music Cooperative! 

Here is a film by Levi Hott featuring some performers.

Don't miss the Sing BIG Review, August 3, 3:30 p.m. at the Ice House!


Monday, June 11, 2018

Talkin' Tuesday - June 12, 2018

...where ALL students are UNIQUE and Wonderfully Made!
Time for POSITIVE ACTIONS!

Today is TALKIN TUESDAY where we see that our school family of teachers, staff, and community care 
about the students at
Warm Springs Intermediate School!

And, where we will take a Positive moment each week to 
"Talk It Out"
and discuss important student issues.

Welcome to your school community!  I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, June 12th, our LAST day of school this year!!  WOW...we did it!  CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU!  

LOOK!  At Morgan County "Day of Caring,"  YOU shared Positive Actions with ME...Mrs. Hott!  Thank you ALL for the beautiful cards and KIND words....and yes, I needed a tissue after reading these PAWsome messages.

Here, you can see where I create your daily Positive Action Community Vlogcasts all year...at my table!  Reading YOUR cards!  Have a wonderful summer, Mrs. Hott will see you soon!

Reading my beautiful cards from WSIS students for Morgan County Day of Caring!

Thank YOU!  YOU are a beautiful rainbow!

For today, Mrs. Hott thought it would be PAWsome to take a look at some super special memories made this year at Warm Springs Intermediate School!  

On yesterday's vlogcast, we got to see some students in 5th grade sharing their uniqueness.  Today, let's feature our third graders jamming along to one of my favorite songs!  Do you remember the words?




Remember, be "responsible" over the summer!

That was PAWsome!  Did you recognize anyone in that video?  

Keep watching.  Next I have a very special video to share with a community of folks that CARE a bunch for each of you.  This was a little later in our school year.  It shows that learning something NEW is a Positive Action!  Listen to this great group of people singing about our beautiful community:  WEST VIRGINIA!
Remember, learn NEW things this summer too!

Finally, when you are away from WSIS, be sure to choose POSITIVE ACTIONS!  In closing, stand up, push in your chairs and sing along with Violet and the BSHS Interact Club!


Have a POSITIVE summer!  Mrs. Hott will miss you!

WSIS Cougars who are POSITIVE 
can change the world!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Makin' Music Mondays - June 11, 2018

...where ALL students are UNIQUE and Wonderfully Made!

Welcome to Positive Actions Community Character Vlogcasts!  Today is Monday, June 11th, 2018!!! 

Mrs. Hott is SUPER excited to share Positive Actions with Morgan County students because today, and each Monday, is "Makin' Music Mondays!" where we celebrate in song our "PAW"some school!

WoooooHooooo....It's time for (thumbs up everyone!):  POSITIVE ACTIONS!

NEWS FLASH!  Before we begin, check out local heroes working hard to clean up after that crazy flood we had last week.  Our town pool was featured in Channel 25, WDVM News!  Are you ready to hang out at the pool this summer???  Well, now, with help from some super PAWsome friends like Abby Wood, the pool is ready for YOU!  See.....

This has been a PAWsome school year!  Here on our Positive Actions Community Vlogcast Channel AND in the Cougar Den, we have had some FUN learning about ourselves and a community that cares about us!  For today, let's take a look waaaaaaaay back at the beginning of the year and peak in to Ms. Surface's 5th graders.  Remember when we were defining our unique and wonderfully made individual qualities?  


This summer, Mrs. Hott wants YOU to remember how special you are too!   

Do YOU know that "the way we think about ourselves controls how happy, healthy, and successful we will be"?  In Positive Actions over the summer, continue to remember that we each have beautiful, unique, and wonderful characteristics that are all important and valuable to our Cougar Community, here, at school, and at home.

Now, for today's vlogcast, we will see our magical, musical sing-along with our featured school community one last time this year!    
Please welcome....

WSIS Positive Action Singers
with our MoCo Board of Education!
singing to "Mr. Cable's Cougar Creed" 
Our teachers and/or students are invited to strum-along with their instruments and jam with your community and sing loudly to Mr. Cable's Cougar Creed.......and please, sing louder than Mrs. Hott. 







MR. CABLE'S COUGAR CREED
(chorus)
I can be kind
And caring too
For others and for me
It’s the right thing to do
I know that my home, school, and community
Have people who care about me

I know I am unique
There’s only one like me
Filled with valuable qualities
I’m made wonderfully
(chorus)

When I get up for school
I think of that Golden Rule
Treating others just and fair
Will show students I care

Be nice, be kind, be strong
We all want to get along
To make today the best
To all, I show respect
(chorus)

Positive Actions, I will choose
Helping others and my school
Get us all to reach our goals
With safe, responsible roles

We are all Cougars that Care
At school, at home, and play
Students can change the world
Beginning with today
(chorus)

Yay!  You ALL sound "PAW"some!!!  Did you sing louder than Mrs. Hott?  Great job!  

Thanks for joining in and singing "Mr. Cable's Cougar Creed"! Was that fun?  If time, try to sing again...just fast forward pass the intro and sing-along.

BONUS "IN THE NEWS": Here is Ms. Nikki from the Morgan County Partnership.  Look!  She got YOUR cards we made that list what YOU see that needs help at home, school, and our community.  We will be working on these ideas for you over the summer and look forward to returning next year!  Thank you all for these PAWsome ideas!




NEWS FLASH *** NEWS FLASH *** NEWS FLASH
Congratulations to our 5th graders!  Best of luck to all as they head to Warm Springs Middle School next year!  Here are a few scenes from last Friday's Commencement:
WSIS Students follow the Golden Rule!  Can you find YOUR Positive Action summer word signed at the Carnival?

Commencement Cupcake Party! (from June 8, 2018)

Mr. Cable, WSIS Principal, opens 5th Grade Commencement Service

Listening to Commencement Address:  "BE KIND"
(and check out our community friends from Roy's too)


Begin every day with Positive Actions:


Get Ready for a POSITIVE school week! 

Cougars that are POSITIVE
can change the world!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Community Cougars that CARE! with Erich May - June 8, 2018

...where ALL students are UNIQUE and Wonderfully Made!

Time for POSITIVE ACTIONS!

Today is FUN FRIDAY where we see that our community cares about the students at
Warm Springs Intermediate School

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, June 8th!! Who is excited for Summer Vacation coming up SOON!  It's almost here, right?  This has been a PAWsome school year, hasn't it!  To close, we will visit a friend in our Morgan County community that has some very important "words of wisdom" to share with the children at Warm Springs Intermediate School...here they are:


"Be kind, be kind, be kind!"

Being KIND is a Positive Action!  How will YOU be kind to others at school, and over the summer?  Let's see some more...Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a friend in our community that cares about YOU!  For today, meet.... (drum roll please.......)
 Mr. Erich May! 

Mr. May is the Superintendent of Schools for Morgan County!  Cutie and I got to visit him at the Morgan County Board of Education offices, where he shared some Positive Actions.  Do you remember what Mr. May wanted to be when he was a little boy?  Listen and see,

Here is today's video vlog from Mrs. Hott: 


Did you hear what Mr. May wanted to be when he was little?  
A Rock Star!  Rock On!

Some days are challenging, right? But like Mr. May said, an "ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE" is a Positive Action!  

Here are a few questions for you:  
1)  Think about someone in your family.  Tell your teacher one Positive Action that person did recently.
2)  Now, think about someone here in our school community.  What is one Positive Action you saw that you liked?  Next, be sure to tell that person "thanks!" for being Positive!  And, let Mr. May know you have an "ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE" just like he does!
3)  And, think about someone from your neighborhood or community.  What Positive Action did you see that person do?  THANK them too!  YOU can make someone's day when they hear YOU say "thanks!"
(Share answers with each other.)

Remember, it is a Positive Action to follow the Golden Rule because changing the world starts with one student at a time...and that is.....


YOU!



(close with Golden Rule and sing along when ready!)

WSIS Cougars that are KIND
can change the world!
Be KIND this summer!

Welcome to Positive Action

...where ALL students are UNIQUE and  Wonderfully  Made! Today is August 20th!  The first day of school!!   Our Morgan County Partne...