Friday, May 25, 2018

Community Cougars...that CARE!! May 25, 2018

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, May 25th!! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  Today, we will meet a super cool friend from Morgan County, WV.  Meet Delegate Darryl Cowles!!

Delegate Cowels grew up in Morgan County, graduated from Berkeley Springs High School, and is now our Delegate in the House in Charleston, WV, where he is also the Majority Leader! In addition to helping our West Virginia communities, he is also the Executive Director of the Morgan County Economic Development Authority.  (That means he is looking out for the future of Morgan County community.)  

Isn't that awesome!  Listen as Delegate Cowles shares the importance of spending time with family to create caring communities.  We even met the youngest member of his family, Ellie!  Spending quality time with loved ones is a Positive Action!
  
Here is today's video vlog from Mrs. Hott: 


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!



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

WSIS Cougars that are POSITIVE
can change the world!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Community - 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, May 24th! 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:

COMMUNITY

Tell your teacher what you think the word "COMMUNITY" means. 
"a group of people living in the same place having something in common"

COMMUNITY.  What does "community" look like?  When students feel valued and appreciated by adults in the community, it helps us have positive feelings about not just ourselves, but where we come from and where we want to go.  It is important to also feel a positive part of not just our school community, but also our local and national community too!  Watch this video:






And remember, it is also important to know that here at Warm Springs Intermediate School, we are all part of a "cougar community" where positive actions start with...


YOU!

WSIS Cougars that value COMMUNITY 
can change the world!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

CARING - Value Video "V"ednesday

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

Today is VALUE VIDEO "V"EDNESDAY!  

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, May 23rd!  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 cougar community of students at Warm Springs Intermediate School.  

Today's video takes a look at a students who are positive when they are CARING.  When we recognize and encourage students to CARE in our world, we are making positive choices to become students with good moral and ethical qualities, helping us to achieve personal excellence.  And, we also have positive feelings when we are being CARED for by others.

Watch today's VALUE VIDEO VEDNESDAY, and talk about who illustrates the positive value to CARE :



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

Discuss who 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 has made an effort to CARE for you. What did he/she do? 

Today, Mrs. Hott wants you to do a Positive Action too!  Try it! And remember this:  "If you can't do it all, you do what you can!"

WSIS Cougars who CARE
can change the world!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Talkin Tuesdays with Tally Reed

...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 back to your school community!  I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, May 22nd!! For each "Teacher Talkin' Tuesday" in Positive Actions, we will meet a new member of our school community that cares about YOU!  

For today's Talkin' Tuesday, we see Mrs. Tally Reed with our Cutie the Cougar! Listen to Ms. Tally's journey from the youngest of five, to the mother of four, to an advocate for student achievement and community Fall Fitness founder, and finally, to a pharmacist, where she found her place to help others after watching her own mom's example from when she was a little girl.  To CARE for others is a Positive Action!  

By the way, the day Mrs. Hott and Cutie ran in to Ms. Tally at the Pharmacy, it was International Women's Day too!  Remember this girls (and boys!)....to CARE and HELP others, is a Positive Action!

Check it out!





That was "PAW"some!  Thank you, Mrs. Tally Reed!  

Student assets, and positive actions, are what will help you succeed here at school and as you grow up.  When we learn more about our community, 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 selves.

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:


"My favorite thing about school is______!"


Wait, that's not so hard, right?  If so, tell us who is YOUR favorite thing about school.....and, why!

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite thing about school is Positive Actions!  LOL!  I just LOVE coming to the Cougar Den and seeing you ALL online this year for our Daily Community Vlogcasts!  Remember, if you miss me and Cutie this summer, just long on to our school channel, or google us on youtube!

Click here:  WSIS Positive Action Youtube Channel



Or here:  Daily Community Vlogcast

Stop by and maybe you'll find us out and about in the community over the summertime too!  Who knows????  Keeping in touch is a Positive Action!

Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us about YOUR favorite thing about school.  Let's discover...

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.

In your Positive Action folder, you will find a Talk It Out Tuesday page.  Here, write one thing down you wish your teacher knew about your week.  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, or even 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!


WSIS Cougars who talk it out 
can change the world!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Makin' Music Mondays - May 21, 2018

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

Welcome to Positive Actions Community Character Vlogcasts!  Today is Monday, May 21st 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!

Do YOU know that "the way we think about ourselves controls how happy, healthy, and successful we will be"?  In Positive Actions this year, we are discovering 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.

This week for your morning "community character vlogcasts," you will see from our awesome school community. Cutie the Cougar and Mrs. Hott found a new friend from Reed's Pharmacy where she shares with students a story about her mom.  And, guess what?  It was International Women's Day when we found her:  a day to celebrate our moms in the community that both CARE and HELP others at home and work!  

Coming up as we wind down our school year, we will see a beautiful vlog that shows a mystery passer-by who CARES (watch closely) and remember:  
"When you can't do it all, do what you can!"

Next, one of my favorite vlogs of a positive community in "America Beautiful" just in time for our Memorial Day weekend celebration!  

Finally on Friday, Cutie runs into Delegate Cowles who was on his way to visit family and shares his Positive Actions with YOU!  

Now, for today's vlogcast, we will see our magical, musical sing-along with our featured school community!    
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":  Coming up this week is Violet's graduation from BSHS.  Mrs. Hott remembers her very first day of school at Widmeyer Elementary!  Do you remember your first day of school too?  Check this out:



Begin every day with Positive Actions:


Get Ready for a POSITIVE school week! 

Cougars that are POSITIVE
can change the world!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Community Cougars...that CARE!!! May 18, 2018

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, May 18th!! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  Today, we will meet an amazing team from Morgan County, WV.  Meet Mr. Jacob Buchannon and Mr. Steven Shade!!

Jacob and Steven are Service Technicians for Roy's Garage in Berkeley Springs, WV.  Wait till you see where we got to talk to them!  They said that their customers expect them to always consider the safety of their vehicles on the road and off! Being Safe is a Positive Action!
  
Here is today's video vlog from Mrs. Hott: 



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.)


NEWS FLASH***NEWS FLASH***NEWS FLASH.....

Are YOU looking for something FUN to do this summer?  Look at this PAWsome new summer camp coming to Morgan County called "Sing Big" like performers on America's Got Talent...check it out:



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 POSITIVE
can change the world!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

LOVE - Raising 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, May 17th! 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:

LOVE

Tell your teacher what you think the word "LOVE" means.  
"an intense feeling of deep affection"

LOVE.  What does "LOVE" look like?  If we look with positive hearts, we may discover that with LOVE, we are able to help others.  When we care for others in class, at home, our community, and our world, we are helping to create a positive surrounding.  Serving others with love is a positive Action.  Watch this video:




Think of someone in your community that may need help.  Begin with here in our classroom, what positive action can you do to help a friend?
Now, think of someone at home.  Is there a positive action you can do to help there too?
Finally, what can you do to help make the world a better place?  This is service to others in need.  Anything you consider, no matter how small, when done in LOVE is a Positive Action!

And remember, it is also important to know that here at Warm Springs Intermediate School, we are all part of a "cougar community" where positive actions start with...


YOU!

Cougars that share LOVE 
can change the world!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

LOVE - Value Video "V"ednesdays

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

Today is VALUE VIDEO "V"EDNESDAY!  

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, May 16th!  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 cougar community of students at Warm Springs Intermediate School.  

Today's video takes a look at a students and a community that are positive when they share LOVE.  When we recognize and encourage LOVE in our world, we are making positive choices to become students with good moral and ethical qualities, helping us to achieve personal excellence.  And, we also have positive feelings when we are receiving LOVE too.

Watch today's VALUE VIDEO VEDNESDAY, and talk about who illustrates LOVE :



Let's talk about it.  "It's a Wonderful World" Right?  This video has some pretty wonderful people sharing LOVE!  What do you think makes our world wonderful?  Some wonderful expressions of love we see here are people's actions that follow our "code of conduct" value words.  Can  you name them and if you can notice them in this vlogcast?
RESPECT
KINDNESS
HONESTY
FAIRNESS
SHARING
TRUTHFUL
COURTESY
PATIENCE
LOVE
RESPONSIBLE
INCLUSION
HELPFUL

Discuss who 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 has made an effort to love you. What did he/she do? 

Today, Mrs. Hott wants you to do a Positive Action too!  Try it! A smile is a great way to begin!

WSIS Cougars that share LOVE
can change the world!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Talkin' Tuesdays - Always Share the TRUTH

...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 back to your school community!  I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, May 15th!! For each "Teacher Talkin' Tuesday" in Positive Actions, we will meet a new member of our school family community that cares about YOU!  

For today's Talkin' Tuesday, we see Mr. Cable with Mr. Eric!  They are outside Warm Springs Intermediate School with a super important school message for you.

Check it out!





That was "PAW"some!  Thank you, Mr. Cable and Mr. Eric!  Remember when you wrote your lie on paper and threw it away?  Well, Mr. Cable has tossed them ALL in the dumpster!  If you make a mistake, don't lie about it!  Always SHARE the TRUTH with your family, classmates, and community -- it builds TRUST with others!  Your WORDS are valuable, just.like.YOU!  Make those words the truth.

Student assets, and positive actions, are what will help you succeed here at school and as you grow up.  When we learn more about our community, 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 selves.

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:


"My best friend is________?"


Wait, that's not so hard, right?  If so, tell us who is YOUR best friend,... and why.

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My best friend is Dannypoo! He is my best friend because we love, care, and respect each other!  Also, he can be pretty funny sometimes, and make me laugh.  We love to do things together; like watch tv, go on walks, or drive around in our antique mustang.  In fact, last week, Dannypoo took me to the Dairy Queen in the '65 Mustang! It was a beautiful day!  See.....?




Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us about YOUR favorite summer activity.  Let's discover...

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.

In your Positive Action folder, you will find a Talk It Out Tuesday page.  Here, write one thing down you wish your teacher knew about your week.  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, or even 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!


WSIS Cougars who talk it out 
can change the world!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Makin' Music Monday with Ms. Wills' 3rd Graders

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

Welcome to Positive Actions Community Character Vlogcasts!  Today is Monday, May 14th, 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!

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

This week for your morning "community character vlogcasts," you will see from our awesome school community. Cutie the Cougar and Mrs. Hott meet with 2 friends from the Service Garage at Roy's in Berkeley Springs who tell us about Positive Actions they practices at work - SAFETY!  Watch out!  I sure hope that car doesn't fall on me!  Ms. Cindy down at Roy's said to tell our Scarlet that she can come be a mechanic with her someday! 

More vlogcasts will feature fun videos where we see a "wonderful world" full of my favorite Code of Conduct value word for the Golden Rule:  LOVE!    Remember this...it is a Positive Action to SHARE LOVE,...PASS IT ON! Because we ALL are valuable and have important contributions to share!  Our Positive Action value word for this week is.....
SHARING

Now, for today's vlogcast, we will see our magical, musical sing-along with a new featured school community!    
Appearing for their world premiere, debut perfectly positive version of Mr. Cable's Cougar Creed, I am pleased to introduce to you a PAWsome group of students from our school community! Please welcome....

Ms WILLS' 3rd Graders!
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":  This week, guess what we noticed?  We found a few students from our school community outside enjoying the spring weather and doing Positive Actions!  Fishing and Family Time!  PAWsome high fives going out to Tiffany Craft, and her sisters Rebecca and Emily!  Check this out:

LOVE your shirts!!! ;-)



Begin every day with Positive Actions:


Get Ready for a POSITIVE school week! 

Cougars that are POSITIVE
can change the world!

Community Cougars...that CARE!! May 25, 2018

Today is  FUN FRIDAY  where we see that our community cares about the students at Warm Springs Intermediate School I am so excited to...