Thursday, February 27, 2020

Community that CARES on Feb. 28, 2020, Morgan County Commissioners Bicentennial Birthday Sing-a-long

...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!

We are so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Feb. 28, 2020! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we celebrate the PAWsome community where we live and meet new friends who care about YOU!


Our community has some super amazing folks who are excellent PAWsitive Partners and Role Models!  Today, return to the Morgan County Courthouse with our County Commissioners:  Joel Tuttle, Ken Reed, and Sean Forney!  See:

These guys care about the future of Morgan County and they care about YOU too!  They each have unique KNOWLEDGE about our home to help us have a safe and loving community.  We are ALL celebrating the Bicentennial, or 200th Birthday of Morgan County, all year.  This week, we learned a new song to make classroom music videos and "dropped some knowledge" about Daniel Morgan, remember? Lets join our friends at the Court House and sing "Happy Birthday Morgan County!"
 Check it out:





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
Here is a tiny review of WSIS' INCLUSION 
Activity from Week 25! 

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
KNOWLEDGE
can change the world!

Here are some fun activities coming next week at Widmyer Elementary!  
Join us!

MoTo Monday on March 2, 2020, CHALLENGE

...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!  
Today is March 2, 2020!

Watch Piper meet a CHALLENGE in this video:



THAT WAS PAWSOME!
"Woohoo!" It's time to talk about our Intellectual Wellness!  Words that are healthy for our brains!  Remember to NEVER use harmful substances because your brain is still developing and Mrs. Hott wants YOU to be healthy! You each have unique brains, capable of thinking beautiful Positive thoughts, leading to actions or DECISIONS, and finally feelings!  In order to help our brains be healthy and well, we will be talking about a PAWsome word this week, CHALLENGE!

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

CHALLENGE

It means is "something that puts you to the test - like running your first marathon, learning a new language, riding a bike or reading Harry Potter. "             
  1. We will learn more about POSITIVE character values, physical and intellectual wellness for our body and brain.  On the vlogcast this week, we will watch Kristen Ambrose tell us about her Positive Actions, see a friend not give up on his challenge, hear Kid President help us all disagree, and finally meet Susan Caperton from the Morgan County Back Packs.  

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 with a
CHALLEGE
can change the world!

COMING SOON....MEMORY
Can YOU memorize a poem? 
March 10 
Show Mrs. Hott and Mrs. Sheima! 
WSIS students:  Sign up by the Cougar Den and we will film you for the Daily PAWsitive Action Community Vlogcast. Memory exercise helps improve our academic achievement and is fun to share with others! 

Coming March 8, 2020
International Women's Day
Celebrating Everyone's Uniqueness




Teacher Talkin Tuesday with Kristen Ambrose on March 3, 2020

...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.

We are so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, March 3, 2020! 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 where we will get to meet Ms. Kristen Ambrose!  Widmeyer Elementary knows her well...especially those adorable sweet scholars in Ms. Crawford's kindergarten class!  This beautiful PAWsome Partner is making the world a better place every day!  She shares some of her CHALLENGES and Positive Actions that helped her reach her goals.
Check it out:



That was fun!

YOUR student assets are what will help you succeed here at school and as you grow up.  When we learn more about each other, 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:
"What is your biggest 
CHALLENGE every day?"

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My biggest daily CHALLENGE is driving within the speed limit!  You see, it's soooo hard because I am so late all.the.time!  I feel like there are always a million things to do and I am always in a hurry.  So I worry that I will get a speeding ticket for driving too fast.  So, my CHALLENGE is to remember to slow down because safety is first!  And it is ok to take your time to do things, right?



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

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?  

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!
Morgan County Scholars who take
CHALLENGES
can change the world!


March 8, 2020 = A day to remember the CHALLENGES women face and celebrate EQUALITY for all!

Value Vlog Vednesday with a CHALLENGE, March 4, 2020 & "Where in Morgan County Are Positive Actions?"

...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, March 4, 2020!  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 community of students in Morgan County Schools. 

Today's video takes a look at a students who are positive when they rise to a CHALLENGE.  Challenges are hard and take more work, right?  But when we make a change or discovery, a CHALLENGE can bring about positive changes to our success.  Being OPTIMISTIC, or POSITIVE, when faced with something hard, like a challenge, is a positive action.

Watch today's VALUE VIDEO VEDNESDAY, and talk about who is taking on a CHALLNEGE!  Next, see a place in Morgan County. Watch today's VALUE VIDEO VEDNESDAY! Then, stay tuned for the "final 30" seconds and see if YOU know: 
"Where in Morgan County Are PAWsitive Actions?"

*************************************************
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!

NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH
LOOK!  Let's be PAWsitive Partners to others for 2020 by doing Positive Actions.  Here are some great ideas:

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

Morgan County Scholar who take a 
CHALLENGE
can change the world!

Conflict is a CHALLENGE! March 5, 2020, 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, March 5, 2020! 

Conflict can be really hard, like a CHALLENGE.  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:

HOW TO DISAGREE

Tell your teacher what you think the word "DISAGREE" means. 
"to have or or express a different opinion"

DISAGREE.  What does "DISAGREEMENT" look like?  Sometimes it can.not.be.pretty...right?!  But, when we take a look at what Kid President has to say, maybe....just maybe we can learn "how to disagree" using Positive Actions...  Teachers, please pause and discuss important steps on HOW TO DISAGREE.  Watch this video:



Stop.
Breathe.
LOVE.
That was my favorite thing Kid President said about "How to Disagree."  What was yours?
Let's review so we can follow and share Kid President's steps!  If needed, rewind, rethink, and re-talk!
1) It's our Golden Rule:  Treat people like they're people!
2) LISTEN
3) Pause, Breathe, LOVE
4) Are you stuck?  Distract.  What does this mean?
5) Acceptance
(discuss video, engage students in what Kid President suggests)

And remember, it is also important to know that here in our Morgan County Schools, we are all part of a "caring community" where positive actions start with...


YOU!

Conflict is a CHALLENGE!!!
Morgan County Scholars that know 
HOW TO DISAGREE  
can change the world!

Community that Cares with Susan Capeon for March 6, 2020

...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!

We are so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, March 6, 2020! 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 are excellent ROLE MODELS and PAWsitive Partners!  Today, we meet an amazing woman, mom of three girls, wife, friend to many, attorney, and Director of the Morgan County Back Pack Program!  Responsible for filling the tummies of many Morgan County scholars over breaks and weekends, Susan Caperton, has a heart of pure love for this community!  Look at all that Mac-N-Cheese!

Check it out:





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 who accept a
CHALLENGE
can change the world!



Wednesday, February 26, 2020

KINDNESS Music Video, Feb. 27, 2020, 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, Feb. 28th! 

As our Positive Action Classrooms in grades K-5 are making their own Music Videos this week about Morgan County, today we will take a look at another class who made their own Music Video too!  It is all about.....

KINDNESS

What knowledge do YOU have about kindness?  Tell your teacher what you think the word "KINDNESS" means. 
"a quality of being friendly, generous, considerate"

KINDNESS.  What does "KINDNESS" look like? Have you seen any kindness yet today?   Watch this video:





Now, it's YOUR turn.  Here is your "kindness" positive action for today:
First, take a sheet of paper from your desk or Positive Action folder.
Next, trace your hand.
Write the words "KINDNESS MATTERS" in your hand picture.
Decorate, color, make YOUR Kind hand unique...just like YOU!
Finally, your Positive Action today is to give a "kind hand" to someone who needs it!  Think of 
someone YOU can make smile today by sharing KINDNESS.
Give them YOUR kindness matters hand!

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...


Where ALL students are UNIQUE and WONDERFULLY MADE!

Today is Raising Student Assets Thursday!

We are so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Feb. 27, 2020! 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(s) that fuels our INTELLECTUAL wellness:

KNOWLEDGE


Good job!  Remember this:

Morgan County Scholars with
KNOWLEDGE
can change the world!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Value Vlog Vednesday, KNOWleDGE, for Feb. 26, 20

...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, February 26, 2020!  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 community of students in Morgan County Schools.  

Today we have another music video!  It takes a look at Morgan County students celebrating that 
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER 
with BOOKS!  Next, see a piece of Morgan County history. Watch today's VALUE VIDEO VEDNESDAY! Then, stay tuned for the "final 30" seconds and see if YOU know: 
"Where in Morgan County Are PAWsitive Actions?"


*************************************************
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!

NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH
LOOK!  Let's be PAWsitive Partners to others for 2020 by doing Positive Actions.  Here are some great ideas:

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

Morgan County Scholar with  
KNOWLEDGE
can change the world!

Monday, February 24, 2020

Talkin Tuesday with MCAfter3 on Feb. 25, 2020

...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.

We are so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Feb. 25, 2020! For each "Teacher Talkin' Tuesday" in Positive Actions, we will meet a new member of our school family community that cares about YOU!  

NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH
Congratulations to Lilly Clark!  Her creation was selected by the Morgan County Partnership to be the new logo for MCAfter3!  Isn't it PAWsome!!! Lilly used her INTELLECTUAL WELLNESS to create and design a symbol for this really cool after school program.  See?  From sports, Rubik's cube, and homework help!...it also looks like she "captured" all the fun in a camera lens!  So, look for more features from our MCAfter3 Positive Action Cast and Crew!


Today's vlogcast was filmed by our MCAfter3 Positive Action Cast and Crew where we will meet friends from our school community who are doing Positive Actions every day!

Check it out:



That was fun!

YOUR student assets are what will help you succeed here at school and as you grow up.  When we learn more about each other, 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:
"What is your favorite music video?"

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite music video is "For Good" from my favorite show....listen...

Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us about YOUR favorite music video?  Maybe after this week, it will be a music video with YOU in it!

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?  

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!
Morgan County Scholars who
TALK IT OUT
can change the world!





MoTo Monday for Feb. 24, 2020

...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!  
Today is Feb. 24, 2020!


This week, we are making MUSIC VIDEOS!  So, for today, let's watch New York City's Public School #22 in a beautiful music video followed by a surprise creation from our Morgan County 4th graders.  Are you ready?  Because today, we feature the world premiere of (drum roll please.......... go ahead and clap your knees)
MS. BUTTS FAMILY




THAT WAS PAWSOME!  
DID YOU SEE? IT WAS AN ORIGINAL CREATION?!?

"Woohoo!" It's time to talk about our Intellectual Wellness!  Words that are healthy for our brains!  You each have unique brains, capable of thinking beautiful Positive thoughts, leading to actions or DECISIONS, and finally feelings!  In order to help our brains be healthy and well, we will be talking about a PAWsome word this week, KNOWLEDGE!

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

KNOWLEDGE

It means a "to be familiar, aware, or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills.  Knowledge is acquired through education, school, experiences, discovering, perceiving, and learning. "

We will learn more about POSITIVE character values, physical and intellectual wellness for our body and brain.  This week, we will see several MUSIC VIDEOS and even create one in your classroom!  On the vlogcast this week, we will see Lilly's new MCAfter3 logo coming to special features, we will meet Faith from WSIS MCAfter3's Positive Action Cast & Crew, sing about how KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, watch a music video on  kindness, and finally, sing-a-long with some friends for the  
Morgan County Bicentennial.

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 with
KNOWLEDGE
can change the world!

COMING SOON....MEMORY
Can YOU memorize a poem? 
March 10 
Show Mrs. Hott and Mrs. Sheima! 
WSIS students:  Sign up by the Cougar Den and we will film you for the Daily PAWsitive Action Community Vlogcast. Memory exercise helps improve our academic achievement and is fun to share with others! 

Community that CARES on Feb. 28, 2020, Morgan County Commissioners Bicentennial Birthday Sing-a-long

...where ALL students are  UNIQUE  and  Wonderfully  Made! Time for  POSITIVE ACTIONS ! Today is  FUN FRIDAY  where we see that our c...