Friday, December 13, 2019

MoTo Mondays - Dec. 16, 2019

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


Mrs. Hott and Mrs. Sheima are SUPER excited to share Positive Actions with Morgan County students because today, and each Monday, is when we "motor-up" YOUR school week and get ready for more PAWsome days of learning and growing... 
"MOTO Monday!"    
or, "Motovation Monday" where we will see a vlog to get our week "motored-up" with positive thoughts, actions, and feelings!

What "GIFT" will these Boys and Girls Club students choose for someone they love?.....Watch this:




Our PAWsitive Action "word of the week"is:  gift
And in Spanish:  regalo
Try to say "regalo"! 
(TRY THIS LINK FOR THE SPANISH PRONOUNCIATION, and click the speaker icon to hear in Spanish): 
Pronunciation "regalo" in Spanish


For Positive Actions, we are learning about wonderful words that build our Social and Emotional Wellness to help us all get along (at home, school, and in the community), raise our student assets, build confidence, and improve our academics! 


GIFT A gift is....something given willingly without expectation of return payment or item.  A gift is also a natural ability.  Our Positive Actions, like kindness, caring and love, are gifts we can share!


In January, we will learn more about POSITIVE character values, physical and intellectual wellness for our body and brain.  On the vlogcast this week, we will see features for a well community coming together for hometown holidays, meet a spectacular student training to run a 5K for Downs babies, see a girl send a GIFT to the moon, watch a dad share a holiday traditional "GIFT" with his dad and son, and finally, meet a friend from the local Emergency Room, Dr. "Mac", whose GIFT is "helping others".  

REMINDER:  Mrs. Hott and Mrs. Sheima will be filming new content for 2020!  We both will not be in your classrooms but are super excited about some fun new vlogs coming soon!

Look at this!  Thank you to Colin Woods!  At MCAfter3, he suggested adding these creative and unique creations from WSIS to our "Deck the Meter"..... here it is!



Positive Actions appear in our schools 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:






Get Ready for a POSITIVE school day...filled with super scholars with PHYSICAL, INTELLECTUAL, & EMOTIONAL WELLNESS


On your feet, push in your chair, find a safe space, it's time to sing the 
Positive Action Theme Song!




Morgan County Scholars
are each a GIFT and 
can change the world!

NEwS FLASH:  Coming soon....the 
"12 Days of Read-A-Longs!" over your 
"12 Days of Christmas" Break!
See!...



DECEMBER KINDNESS CALENDAR 2019

YES!!! Go DO it!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Dec. 13, 2019 - Frankie from Tony's Butcher Shop, Community that CARES

...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 in 
Morgan County Schools!

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Dec. 13, 2019! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we celebrate the PAWsome community where we live and meet a new friend who cares about YOU!

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




Some days are hard; but with Positive Thoughts, Actions, and Feelings, YOU can make choices to help you and others have a Positive future!

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!
3)  And, think about someone from your neighborhood or community.  What Positive Action did you see that person do?  
(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!

Stand up, and let's sing the MoCo Kids' Creed!




Morgan County Scholars with
INTELLECTUAL Wellness
can change the world!

Did you see today's 
KINDNESS CALENDAR????  LOOK...........!!!


Now, Just Go Do It!  
And start changing the world!

MOTIVATION - Dec. 12, 2019, Raise the Roof....

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

Today is Raising Student Assets Thursday!

NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLAHS ** NEWS FLASH
Last night at MCAfter3, guess what happened?!?  COUGAR NEWS!  That's what!  Students got to film for the first time with our new Positive Action cool camera....see!

 

And now, here's the news!

That was PAWsome!  Keep watching for more student news! . I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Dec. 12, 2019! As we continue to improve our positive thoughts, actions and feelings, today we will take a look at raising student assets and a super important positive action word that fuels our INTELLECTUAL wellness:

MOTIVATION

Tell your teacher what you think the word "MOTIVATION" means.  
"the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way"
"general desire or willingness of someone to do something"

MOTIVATION.  What does "motivation" looks like?  If we look with positive hearts, we may discover that with MOTIVATION, we can ACHIEVE our goals!  Achievement Motivation is when students strive to do well in school and life.  Watch this video:



This video was intended to reach out to all of us who are not so athletically minded. Mrs. Hott was never very motivated at sports either!

No matter what your talent is, it is important and worth developing. For adults, parents and mentors, it's important to help young people search for that particular ability, which may not be so obvious at first. But, with the support of friends, classmates, teachers, and families, we can begin with a "positive thought" and try new things.  

It is always ok to try! I love how this mom keeps on offering opportunities for her son.  And, when he expresses his appreciation, my mom heart melts!

Think of someone who helps you.  Who "MOTIVATES" you to try things?  Today, be sure to express appreciation for their continued effort to support all your success -- and failures too! Failures help us to learn and build a path towards INTELLECTUAL wellness!  


And remember, it is also important to know that in our special Moran County chools, we are all part of a community where great MOTIVATION starts with...
YOU!
Morgan County Scholars that use MOTIVATION 
can change the world!

Did you see today's KINDNESS CALENDAR???...TAKE A LOOK!
NOW GO DO IT!

Community that Cares on Dec. 20, 2019, with Dr. "MAC"

...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 in 
Morgan County Schools!

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Dec. 20, 2019! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we celebrate the PAWsome community where we live and meet a new friend who cares about YOU!

Our community has some super amazing folks who share their GIFTS with us!  Meet a fella from the Emergency Room whose GIFT is helping others.  Maybe you know him?  Dr. "Mac" wants to show us around a place that really isn't so scary at all but has friendly faces and stuff to help us feel better when we are hurting.  Here is today's video vlog from Mrs. Hott and Ms. Sheima: 


Some days are hard; but with Positive Thoughts, Actions, and Feelings, YOU can make choices to help you and others have a Positive future!

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!
3)  And, think about someone from your neighborhood or community.  What Positive Action did you see that person do?  
(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!

Stand up, and let's sing the MoCo Kids' Creed!




Morgan County Scholars with
their GIFT
can change the world!

Did you see today's 
KINDNESS CALENDAR????  LOOK...........!!!


Now, Just Go Do It!  
And start changing the world!

GIFTS - Dec. 19, 2019, 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, Dec. 19, 2019! As we continue to improve our positive thoughts, actions and feelings, today we will take a look at raising student assets and a super important positive action word that fuels our wellness:

GIFT

Tell your teacher what you think the word "GIFT" means.  Especially this time of year, it is important to realize that a GIFT doesn't need to be wrapped in a big package.  No...remember that choosing Positive Actions is a GIFT to others!  The free GIFTS are the best: your time, your attention, your concern, and...your love!


GIFT.  What does "a gift" looks like?  If we look with positive hearts, we may discover that Positive Actions, we can ACHIEVE our goals!  Remember, your time with another person is the best GIFT of all.  (hint: put the devices down!) . Watch this video:





And remember, it is also important to know that in our special Moran County schools, we are all part of a community where great GIFT starts with...
YOU!

Morgan County Scholars that share GIFTS 
can change the world!

Did you see today's KINDNESS CALENDAR???...TAKE A LOOK!

NOW GO DO IT!

Vid Vlog Vednesday GIFTS on Dec. 18, 2019 & "Where in Morgan County are PAWsitive Actions?

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

Today is VALUE VIDEO VEDNESDAY!  

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Dec. 18, 2019!!  On Wednesdays, we will be examining Value Video Vednesdays when we will take a look at positive values to help us grow into a caring school community of students in Morgan County Schools.  

Today's video takes a look at a student who doesn't give up until she finally shares a GIFT with someone really special.   When we use share our GIFTS with others, we are making positive choices to become students with good moral and ethical qualities, helping us to achieve personal excellence.  

Watch today's VALUE VIDEO VEDNESDAY, and talk about who is sharing their GIFTs, then, stay tuned for the "final 30" seconds and see if YOU know: 


"Where in Morgan County Are PAWsitive Actions?"



Let's talk about it.  Were you surprised?  Why?

Discuss which student showed a Positive Thought?

Who shows a Positive Action?

What is the Positive Feeling you have when you see this video?

Now, think of a person who YOU know and go do a Positive Action for them by sharing your GIFT.  Free gifts are the best!
It can be a smile!

Today, Mrs. Hott wants you to do a Positive Action too!

Morgan County Scholars that share a GIFT
can change the world!

Did you know "Where in Morgan County?" Mrs Sheima and Mrs. Hott are today????  If you do, just...
* get a scrap of paper, (or ask for help if you need it)
* write down your name, your teacher, and your guess, then, (again, ask for help if you need it)
* take your answer to the Positive Action mailbox, or globe, at your school, or comment, or email
for a chance to win a Morgan County Partnership free t-shirt!

Did you see today on the KIDNESS CALENDAR?  Take a look.....

Go do it! 

NEwS FLASH:  Coming soon....the 
"12 Days of Read-A-Longs!" over your 
"12 Days of Christmas" Break!
See!...

Talkin' Tuesdays on Dec. 17, 2019, with Taylor Andrews

...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 administrators care 
about the students in
Morgan County Schools!

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

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Dec. 17, 2019!! For each "Teacher Talkin' Tuesday" in Positive Actions, we will meet a new member of our school family community that cares about YOU!  


As we listen to our school family share their dreams, we learn a little more about each other.  Discovering about each other's life helps us to understand why and how we become who we are.

Here is today's video vlog from Mrs. Hott and Mrs. Sheima, where we will get to meet a spectacular student who is training for big event!  Let's get to know Taylor Andrews and see what super important organization she is helping to raise money by using her GIFT to run. 


YOUR student assets, your GIFTS, are what will help you succeed here at school and as you grow up.  When we learn more about our teachers and staff, it helps to create a caring school climate, which is an essential external developmental asset. 

So, guess what that means?!  Your classmates and teachers also want to learn more about YOU too!  For Positive Actions each Tuesday, you will have the opportunity to share something new about yourself with your teacher and classmates.  It is "Talk It Out Time!"  Each week, we will share one brand spanking new thing about our self.

Here is what Mrs. Hott wants you to do each week.  I will give you a completely different topic, and you will share with your teacher and friends something brand new or unknown about yourself!  Just watch the discoveries...we may find that someone in our class we don't know very well may have something in common with us!  Or, we may be completely and crazily different.  And, guess what?!...That is OK!  It is a Positive Action to learn about our community's likes and respect each other's differences.

So, for today's "Talk It Out," are you ready?  Here is our discovery question:


"What GIFT will you share today?"

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  A GIFT I will share today is that I will thank someone who does things for me that I take for granted!  Here I go:

"Thank YOU, Ms. Butts, for your love and kindness at MCAfter3!"

Look!  There she is!  Ms. Butts is super pawesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us someone you will thank for doing something you take for granted!

To close, we will finish Talkin Tuesdays with a chance for you to share something important with your teacher.  Is there something you feel like "if my teacher only knew...." it would help her/him understand you better?  What is new this week you can tell your teacher?  For example, if my teacher knew how hard I tried or I really did do my best on our spelling words, you may feel more positive!  Or, if my teacher only knew why I was late again, maybe she/he can help me, etc. And, if you need to talk later, just ask your teacher, parent, friend, counselor, or Mrs. Hott by saying "May I please share a "talk it out" with you?"

Remember, sometimes our negative thoughts can turn to better feeling just by telling or sharing with another person!  It is a Positive Action to "peacefully resolve our conflicts" too with others at home, school, and our community.  "Talking it out" starts with one student at a time...and that is.....


YOU!

Students who talk it out 
can change the world!

Our KINDNESS CALENDAR says to do this:

Go Do It!

NEwS FLASH:  Coming soon....the 
"12 Days of Read-A-Longs!" over your 
"12 Days of Christmas" Break!
See!...



Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Vid Vlog Vednesday - GRATITUDE on Dec. 11, 2019 & "Where In MoCo are PAWsitive Actions?"

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

Today is VALUE VIDEO VEDNESDAY!  

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Dec. 11, 2019!!  On Wednesdays, we will be examining Value Video Vednesdays when we will take a look at positive values to help us grow into a caring school community of students in Morgan County Schools.  

Today's video takes a look at a students (and adults) who are positive when they act with GRATITUDE.  What does that mean?  Gratitude is expressing thanks to someone.  When we use GRATITUDE, we are making positive choices to become students with good moral and ethical qualities, helping us to achieve personal excellence.  


Watch today's VALUE VIDEO VEDNESDAY, and talk about who is showing gratitude, then, stay tuned for the "final 30" seconds and see if YOU know: 


"Where in Morgan County Are PAWsitive Actions?"



Let's talk about it.  Were you surprised?  Why?

Discuss which student showed a Positive Thought?

Who shows a Positive Action?

What is the Positive Feeling you have when you see this video?

Now, think of a person who you know that showed you GRATITUDE. What did he/she do? 

Today, Mrs. Hott wants you to do a Positive Action too!

Morgan County Scholars that show GRATITUDE
can change the world!

Did you know "Where in Morgan County?" Mrs Sheima and Mrs. Hott are today????  If you do, just...
* get a scrap of paper, (or ask for help if you need it)
* write down your name, your teacher, and your guess, then, (again, ask for help if you need it)
* take your answer to the Positive Action mailbox, or globe, at your school, or comment, or email
for a chance to win a Morgan County Partnership free t-shirt!

Did you see today on the KIDNESS CALENDAR?  Take a look.....

Go do it! 

NEwS FLASH:  Coming soon....the 
"12 Days of Read-A-Longs!" over your 
"12 Days of Christmas" Break!
See!...

Monday, December 9, 2019

Talkn' Tuesday's with Ms. Herdering - Dec. 10, 2019

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

Today is TEACHER TALKIN TUESDAY where we see that our school family of teachers, staff, and administrators care 
about the students in
Morgan County Schools!

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

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Dec. 10, 2019!! For each "Teacher Talkin' Tuesday" in Positive Actions, we will meet a new member of our school family community that cares about YOU!  

As we listen to our school family share their dreams, how hard they worked/studied, when they were little, stories of their life, and how Positive Actions helped them, we learn a little more about each other.  Discovering about each other's life helps us to understand why and how we become who we are.

Here is today's video vlog from Mrs. Hott and Mrs. Sheima, where we will get to meet Ms. Herdering, a PAWsome Music Teacher at Widmyer Elementary....check it out: 





YOUR student assets are what will help you succeed here at school and as you grow up.  When we learn more about our teachers and staff, it helps to create a caring school climate, which is an essential external developmental asset. 

So, guess what that means?!  Your teachers also want to learn more about YOU too!  For Positive Actions each Tuesday, you will have the opportunity to share something new about yourself with your teacher and classmates.  It is "Talk It Out Time!"  Each week, we will share one brand spanking new thing about our self.

Here is what Mrs. Hott wants you to do each week.  I will give you a completely different topic, and you will share with your teacher and friends something brand new or unknown about yourself!  Just watch the discoveries...we may find that someone in our class we don't know very well may have something in common with us!  Or, we may be completely and crazily different.  And, guess what?!...That is OK!  It is a Positive Action to learn about our community's likes and respect each other's differences.

So, for today's "Talk It Out," are you ready?  Here is our discovery question:


"Who is your favorite sports team?"


Wait, that's not so hard, right?  But once you have decided who your favorite sports team is, I want you to also include WHY they are your favorite.  For example, I know Ms. Myers loves the New England Patriots! In fact, I saw her mom at Food Lion and she told me that Ms. Myers cheers along with her t.v. when she watches football!

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite sports team is Pittsburgh Steelers! Even though I really don't watch football other than the half time shows, the Steelers are my favorite because my great-nephew, Nathaniel LOVES the Steelers!  

When Nathaniel was a baby, he would sing "black and yellow" all day long!  It was the cutest thing ever.  But not as cute as this video...Check it out:


Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us YOUR favorite sports and why!

That was awesome too!  You ALL just did a positive action by sharing something about yourself.  It is positive because it helps us to better understand each other. 

To close, we will finish Talkin Tuesdays with a chance for you to share something important with your teacher.  Is there something you feel like "if my teacher only knew...." it would help her/him understand you better?  What is new this week you can tell your teacher?  For example, if my teacher knew how hard I tried or I really did do my best on our spelling words, you may feel more positive!  Or, if my teacher only knew why I was late again, maybe she/he can help me, etc.

Remember, you can always write down your thoughts too! Like, in your Positive Action journal! Sometimes it helps to get our thoughts together when we write it down.  And, if you need to talk later, just ask your teacher, parent, friend, counselor, or Mrs. Hott by saying "May I please share a "talk it out" with you?"

Remember, sometimes our negative thoughts can turn positive just by telling or sharing with another person!  It is a Positive Action to "peacefully resolve our conflicts" too with others at home, school, and our community.  "Talking it out" starts with one student at a time...and that is.....


YOU!


Students who talk it out 
can change the world!

Our KINDNESS CALENDAR says to do this:
Go Do It!
NEwS FLASH:  Coming soon....the 
"12 Days of Read-A-Longs!" over your 
"12 Days of Christmas" Break!
See!...

Sunday, December 8, 2019

MoTo Monday on Dec. 9, 2019

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

HEY....notice anything different over at Warm Springs Intermediate today?  I think Mr. Cable let some magic elves in the building....
We hope you took your Holiday Garland home to share Positive Words with your family and friends!  (Widmyer Kindergarten will make some this week with Mrs. Hott and Mrs. Sheima.) Remember, our Positive Actions help to improve our physical, intellectual, and emotional wellness.  
Look how much fun this was:

Mrs. Hott and Mrs. Sheima are SUPER excited to share Positive Actions with Morgan County students because today, and each Monday, is when we "motor-up" YOUR school week and get ready for more PAWsome days of learning and growing... 
"MOTO Monday!"    
or, "Motovation Monday" where we will see a vlog to get our week "motored-up" with positive thoughts, actions, and feelings!

Watch this:


Our PAWsitive Action "word of the week"is:  intellectual
And in Spanish:  intelectual
Try to say "intelectual"! 
(TRY THIS LINK FOR THE SPANISH PRONOUNCIATION, and click the speaker icon to hear in Spanish): 
Pronounciation Intelectual


For Positive Actions, we are learning about wonderful words that build our Social and Emotional Wellness to help us all get along (at home, school, and in the community), raise our student assets, build confidence, and improve our academics! 


INTELLECTUAL wellness is.....
all about learning. It is about how individuals organize their minds, ideas and thoughts to make sense of the world they live in. 

In our next unit, we will learn more about POSITIVE character values, physical and intellectual wellness for our body and brain.  On the vlogcast this week, we will see features for a well community coming together for hometown holidays, meet Ms. Herdering from the Music Room, see surprising expression of gratitude, watch a sweet boys mom motivate his talent, and finally find a new friend at Tony's Butcher Shop.  Mrs. Hott will also be helping Mrs. Sheima with a new Positive Action class for our tiny scholars, Widmyer Kidergarten, this week.  So, we both will not be in your classrooms but are super excited about some fun new vlogs coming soon!

Positive Actions will appear in our schools 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:






Get Ready for a POSITIVE school day...filled with super scholars with PHYSICAL, INTELLECTUAL, & EMOTIONAL WELLNESS


On your feet, push in your chair, find a safe space, it's time to sing the 
Positive Action Theme Song!




Morgan County Scholars
with INTELLECTUAL Positive Actions
can change the world!

NEwS FLASH:  Coming soon....the 
"12 Days of Read-A-Longs!" over your 
"12 Days of Christmas" Break!
See!...

MoTo Mondays - Dec. 16, 2019

...where ALL students are UNIQUE and  Wonderfully  Made! Mrs. Hott and Mrs. Sheima are SUPER excited to share Positive Actions wit...