Tuesday, August 11, 2020

"I Believe I Can", PBS Race & Diversity Book Series from MCP





"I BELIEVE I CAN" is a tribute to the limitless potential of boys and girls of every background-all they need its to believe in themselves."

(Book 11 of 13). The Morgan County Partnership's Positive Action SEL and Wellness Programs present "I BELIEVE I CAN" written by Grace Byers. From PBS, "This gorgeously illustrated book lets all kids know that, no matter their background, they can love and believe in themselves.

“[My son] likes that it encourages you to do a lot of things and that anyone can do it.” -Alexandra, Parent of 6-year-old"

Next, "easy questions to talk about the hard stuff!"
FOR FAMILIES/CLASSROOM TEACHERS, HERE ARE STUDENT ACTIVITIES/DISCUSSION PROMPTS:
Here are Violet's "LET"S TALK ABOUT IT!" questions:
*"I Believe I Can" is an example of a positive self-affirmation thought!

*Self-affirmations are a powerful tool to improve our health, help us overcome challenges, and make better choices. By thinking positive, YOU can control. your emotions and actions!

*Let's practice - repeat after me!
- There is no one better to be than myself.
- I am enough.
- I choose my own attitude.
- My challenges help me grow.
- I forgive myself for my mistakes.
- I BELIEVE I CAN!

MORE TO DO:
To find out more about the author, Grace Byers, go to:
https://thriveglobal.com/stories/empi...

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Monday, August 10, 2020

MoTo Monday CHARACTER/CARÁCTER: Positive Action Word of the Week, 8/10/2020





Grab the kids, tell a friend, change the world! Positive Action's Word of the Week is CHARACTER, and in Spanish, CARÁCTER. What IS character? Find out today with a cool video from passiton.com where you will surely be surprised to discover how these teens respond and reveal their true character. Listen to MoTo Monday to better understand the value of character in our communities. Your voice matters! Why? Because YOU are unique, important, and wonderfully made, and remember.... "Keep Curious!"
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Friday, August 7, 2020

Positive Podcast, Community News & Wellness Programs w:Audiobook, "I'm S...





CHARACTER (Vol.1: Episode 14) August 7 , 2020, Positive Podcast:

Hear Here School FAQ's for the Morgan Virtual Academy, "I'm Still Here" Audiochapters, PAWsome Family Virtual Programs: Angie Hott, hosts chapter 7 , reading of Austin Channing Brown's "I'm Still Here", a Reece Witherspoon Book Club pick;

Ms. Nikki's Parenting PSA on CHARACTER

Community events, business attractions, news and caregiving tips to get us through work, life, raising families, and staying at home! Mrs Hott and Mrs Sheima share stories and provide community platform to hear local and student talent. Enjoy!
Hosts from the Morgan County Partnership with wellness tips, community news and resources, Positive Action programs and weekly activities, parenting perils from potty training to dishes, whether you live in WV or Mars, Ms. Hott and Ms. Sheima are with you to help with this new thing called life because we're all
#AloneTogether!

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

"Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters; An African Tale", PBS Race & Diversity Bo...





"John Steptoe's luminous illustrations, which were inspired by the flora and fauna of Zimbabwe, reflect the beauty, warmth, and internal vision of the land and people of his ancestors."

(Book 10 of 13). The Morgan County Partnership's Positive Action SEL and Wellness Programs present "Little Leaders" written by Vashti Harrison. From PBS, "This Caldecott Award winning book is inspired by a traditional African folktale that is a classic Cinderella story. It also introduces children to the history and culture of Zimbabwe."

Next, "easy questions to talk about the hard stuff!"
FOR FAMILIES/CLASSROOM TEACHERS, HERE ARE STUDENT ACTIVITIES/DISCUSSION PROMPTS:
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters Literature Guide
Before Reading. ASK: Is it important to be kind even if no one knows it was you who did the kind act?
During Reading. ASK: Stop several times to ask the student to predict what might happen next. ...
After Reading. ASK: When do you think the king decided that Nyasha was the one to become queen?

Here are Violet's "LET"S TALK ABOUT IT!" questions:
*This story is an example of an African folktale, passed down for generations by word of mouth. The character' names come from the Shona language and the illustrationsshow native African plants and animals.
*Think about how this story is similar to the familiar Cinderella. Compare and contrast Nyasha and Manyara to Cinderella and her stepsisters.
*There are Cinderella folktales from all over the world! Research images of Yeh Shen: A Cinderella Story from China; The Egyptian Cinderella, or The Rough Face Girl to see more! Have fun searching on your school devices!

MORE TO DO: (go to:
https://www.prindleinstitute.org/book...)
Questions for Philosophical Discussion Morality
What is Manyara’s personality like in this story?
What is Nyasha’s personality like in this story?
Whose personality is yours most similar to?
Who becomes queen, and what do you think the author’s point is?
Do you agree or disagree with this point?
Do you think someone who is selfish is worse than someone who is altruistic/kind to others? Why or why not?
Gender
What is Nyasha’s reward in the story?
What do you think of this reward?
What do kings and queens have that ordinary people do not?
What do they not have that ordinary people have?
Would you want to become king/queen? Why or why not?
Do you think someone who is selfish is worse than someone who is altruistic/kind to others? Why or why not?
Should a king have a different personality than a queen? If so, what should those differences be?
Is Nyasha’s personality good for being a good queen? Why or why not?
Beauty
What makes a king or queen “worthy”?
What makes anybody “worthy”?
What does it mean to be “worthy”?
In the story, the King desires “The Most Worthy and Beautiful”.
Does being beautiful make someone more or less worthy.
Are beauty and worth different things?
Why does the King want someone who is worthy and beautiful, instead of just worthy, or just beautiful?
Happiness
Mufaro, the girls’ father, is described as completely happy, because he does not know that Manyara is mean.

Can one be truly happy if one does not know the truth about one’s situation?
Would you rather have the happiness you could have by believing lies, or would you rather have unhappiness that comes from knowing the truth? Why?
What about for someone you loved?
Would you rather someone you love, like your parent, believe something that is a lie and be happy, or would you rather them know the truth and be less happy?
Would you tell someone you loved the truth, if you thought it might hurt them?
Should Manyara have told her father the truth? How about Nyasha?
If Nyasha had told her father the truth, would she have been being nice to him, or mean?
Do you agree that Nyasha is a very nice daughter since she does not tell her father the truth?
Ethics
The King deceives Manyara and Nyasha by pretending to be a snake and by having them pass tests without telling them.

Was this a good idea?
What was the purpose, and what did it accomplish?
Was the King successful?
If you were the King, would you have done something similar?
Do you think the King was unfair to Manyara and Nyasha by deceiving them, or do you think it was okay to deceive them? Why?
Is it okay, in general, to deceive people? If so, why? If not, why not?
Are there special cases where it is okay, like the situation in the story?
What makes this a special case?
How do we know if a case is a special case?
Original questions and guidelines for philosophical discussion by Daniel Lowinger. Edited June 2020 by The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics.

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Positive Parenting PSA from Ms Nikki Vol 7 CHARACTER; Morgan County Part...





Positive Parenting PSA from Ms Nikki Vol 7 CHARACTER; Morgan County Partnership


Next week's positive word: CHARACTER! Ms Nikki hosts Positive Parenting PSA's from the Morgan County Partnership's programs to support wellness and family core values. For more discussion, join the Partnership Podcast new every Friday with resources to keep connected to the community with relevant discussions, stories, and news to help raise empathy for others.
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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

PAWsitive YOGA for Kids! Weekly Wellness and Mindfulness from the Morgan...





PAWsitive YOGA for Kids! Weekly Wellness and Mindfulness from the Morgan County Partnership, Week 9


Week 9 (original broadcast for Aug 5): School Therapist, Mrs. Lacee Kidwell, and her PAWsome YOGA assistant, tiny Alanah, lead this beginners YOGA class with basic poses, stretches, and moves to promote health, wellness, and mindfulness skills. New Game this week: "Make a Pizza" Super easy poses include Mountain, Blown Palm (NEW!), Ragdoll, Folding Star, Warrior II, Mountains, Dancers, Bridge, Upward Dog, Rock, Cat, Cow, Downward dog, Forward Fold. Plus warm up with the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and the "Elephant Breath". Close listening to Mrs. Kidwell's guided relaxation, "Peaceful Butterflly".
Excellent instruction for all ages; watch with your kids, ask friends to join you, or just follow with Mrs. Kidwell. Presented weekly by the Morgan County Partnership's Positive programming, follow here:
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Monday, August 3, 2020

"Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History", PBS Race & Diversity Book...





"Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, LITTLE LEADERS educates and inspires as it relates true stories of breaking boundaries and achieving beyond expectations."

(Book 9 of 13). The Morgan County Partnership's Positive Action SEL and Wellness Programs present "Little Leaders" written by Vashti Harrison. From PBS, "Through sweet illustrations and educational text, the biographies of 40 remarkable Black women are brought to life. Scientists, artists and activists from history are all included in this inspiring book.

"I like this book because people were doing risky things." — Jada, age 8

Next, "easy questions to talk about the hard stuff!"
FOR FAMILIES/CLASSROOM TEACHERS, HERE ARE STUDENT ACTIVITIES/DISCUSSION PROMPTS:
* There are many other influential women of color who changed history! Now, try and think of another femal leader's story that was not discussed in today's read-along.
* These women are all INSPIRING! Pause on the next slide to save the image and recreate your own little leader!
To download the mentioned slide, go to this link:
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inb...

To download classroom resources packet with activities to grades K-5, go to this link (full of many illustrations and exercises for classroom or home):
https://tra-resources.s3.amazonaws.co...

MORE TO DO:
Lead-in questions:
• Can you think of any historical figures that have inspired you?
• Are there any women in your life who inspire you?
• What makes someone inspiring?
Task 1:
Look back at your annotations of the cover of the illustrations from Lesson One. Can you
match one of the following professions to each illustration? If there are any words that you
don’t understand, use a dictionary to look them up.
Javelin Thrower and Heptathlete (Tessa Sanderson)
Activist and Scholar (Angela Davis)
Teacher and Painter (Alma Woodsey Thomas)
Abolitionist, Nurse, Scout, Spy (Harriet Tubman)

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MoTo Monday DIVERSITY: Positive Action Word of the Week, 8/3/2020





Grab the kids, tell a friend, change the world! Positive Action's Word of the Week is DIVERSITY. What IS diversity? Find out today with a cool video from USA Today with some super cool 16 year olds. Let's celebrate our DIVERSE neighbors! Listen to MoTo Monday to better understand the value of diversity in our communities. Your voice matters! Why? Because YOU are unique, important, and wonderfully made, and remember.... "Keep Curious!"
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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Positive Parenting PSA from Ms Nikki Vol 6 DIVERSITY; Morgan County Part...





Ms Nikki hosts Positive Parenting PSA's from the Morgan County Partnership's programs to support wellness and family core values. For more discussion, join the Partnership Podcast new every Friday with resources to keep connected to the community with relevant discussions, stories, and news to help raise empathy for others.
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"My Hair is a Garden" PBS Race & Diversity Book Series from Morgan Count...





"Miss Tillie says it's not what you start with in the garden that matters. It's the CARE, TIME, and ATTENTION you give it. My hair is a garden, and I give it LOVE."

(Book 8 of 13). The Morgan County Partnership's Positive Action SEL and Wellness Programs present "My Hair is a Garden" written and illustrations by Cozbi A. Cabrera. From PBS, "When Mack gets teased and taunted at school about her unruly hair, she turns to her neighbor Miss Tillie for comfort and help. To help Mack learn to care for her hair — and appreciate herself — Miss Tillie uses the metaphor of her lush garden to show Mack the many kinds of beauty and all the nurturing they require."

"Hairstyles and how hair is cared for and adorned can convey powerful messages about a person’s identity, beliefs, and lifestyle. How you wear your hair can tell a lot about you as a person—and there are a lot of different ways to wear your hair! It’s important to celebrate one another for those differences and appreciate the person for who they are whether they have straight hair, curly hair, wear a hijab, or dreadlocks."

Next, "easy questions to talk about the hard stuff!" FOR FAMILIES/CLASSROOM TEACHERS, HERE ARE STUDENT ACTIVITIES/DISCUSSION PROMPTS:
* Mack was bullied because her hair is different. Have you or anyone you know ever experienced bullying based on how you look?
* Miss Tillie is a neighbor and ally to Mack. What does it mean to be a good neighbor? What Positive Actions do you see from good neighbors?
* Now, give examples on how you can be a good neighbor and friend to those being bullied.
* Just like people, hair is DIVERSE. How is your hair like a garden?

MORE TO DO:
Invite local hairstylists and barbers with experience with all types of hair to read My Hair Is a Garden and related titles then discuss with students how to care for different types of hair. Celebrate everyone’s hair with:

* photographs of the diverse hairstyles in your class/school made into a collage
* a book created by students that defines and illustrates the hairstyles worn in your school/community
* a Wacky Hair Day that encourages students to express themselves creatively.

Questions for Discussion or Reflective Writing
What do you find beautiful?

Mack wants to get better at taking care of her hair. What is one thing you would like to get better at? Share your plan and timeframe for doing it.

What does it mean to be a neighbor? Share ideas for things people can do to get to know each other.

Have you or anyone you know ever experienced bullying based on how you look?


For more resources, see:
https://www.readacrossamerica.org/my-...

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"I Believe I Can", PBS Race & Diversity Book Series from MCP

"I BELIEVE I CAN" is a tribute to the limitless potential of boys and girls of every background-all they need its to believe in ...