Friday, January 19, 2018

Community Cougars...that CARE!!! Jan. 19, 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, January 19th! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  Meet Jeff Yost!!  Mr. Jeff Yost is the Meat Department Manager of Food Lion Berkeley Springs.

I see Mr. Yost all.the.time!  In fact, he helped me find some special crab legs for my mom's birthday last year when she was 77!  Have you seen him?  Be sure to say "thanks" for his Positive Actions...he works hard every day!  Just like you do in school!
  
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!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Relationships - 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, Jan. 18th! 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):

RELATIONSHIP

Tell your teacher what you think the words "RELATIONSHIP" means. 
"the way in which two or more people are connected"

Look at this picture.  What do you notice?



Were you surprised at all the different colors?  (LOL!) Mrs. Hott's favorite Broadway show says "Together we can defy gravity, for good!" This week every year, we talk about a famous man, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was an activist and leader in the civil rights movement not so long ago.  Look at this:

Remember this WSIS Cougars, when YOU choose to care about ALL students in your classroom, regardless of what color they may be, who their friends are, what their gifts are, you are choosing to love and not hate.  That is a Positive Actions that will give you good feelings.

And....

Remember, it is a Positive Action to do what is RIGHT, not what is easy.  Being KIND and saying "hi" to ALL others, helps our community build positive relationships, especially those who are different from you. 

RELATIONSHIP.  What does "RELATIONSHIP" look like?  Positive relationships with teachers and students provide a caring, encouraging environment.  A caring school climate helps to raise student assets.  Watch this video:




What did this school do to encourage a positive relationship?  Think about a positive relationship you recognize at your school.  (share with your teacher).  One way to help build positive relationships is to try to do what we can to stop bullying.  What are some things we can do if we see a friend being bullied?

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 surround themselves in positive RELATIONSHIPS can change the world!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Talkin' Tuesdays - Jan. 16, 2018

...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 at
Warm Springs Intermediate School!

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, Jan. 16th!! 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. Lykins, 5th grade classroom teacher from our Warm Springs Intermediate school family:   



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 cartoon?"


Wait, that's not so hard, right?  But once you have decided what your favorite cartoon is, I want you to also include WHY it is your favorite.

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite cartoon is Charlie Brown.  I really love the holiday episode where all the characters dance along on stage because the keyboard is fun, and the children crack me up!  Each one doing the cutest dances ever!  And, I love when Snoopy starts jamming at the end.  I can relate for how he feels.  You see, I am a terrible dancer yet I am never afraid to dance my toes off.  And when I do, I kinda feel like Snoopy.  Maybe that is why this is my favorite cartoon!  Watch this:


Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us YOUR favorite cartoon and why! Is it Steven Universe? (Levi likes that.)  Or, what do you think about Phineas and Ferb? Maybe this:

Time to discover...share what is YOUR favorite cartoon now...

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, Mr. Elias, 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!


WSIS Cougars who talk it out 
can change the world!

ACHIEVEMENT - Video Vlog "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, Jan. 17th!  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 people who are positive when they try to ACHIEVE.  With our student community knee deep in projects for either the Social Studies or Science Fairs, many of you may experience frustrations or feelings like "Why do we need to do all this work?" or "What's it all for anyway?"  

But by participating in such activities, whether it be a research project, school academics, creative groups like dance, theater, arts or cheering, to athletics like basketball to soccer, each step we take to explore our CURIOSITY help us to discover what we like and what we are good at doing.  Each of you have a unique gift or talent; and, being curious about the world around you is a POSITIVE ACTION!  So, as you are participating in activities that promote daily ACHIEVEMENTS, you are preparing to have a positive future.

When we recognize and encourage ACHIEVEMENT 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 ACHIEVE.

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






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 accomplished an ACHIEVEMENT. What did he/she do? 

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

WSIS Cougars who TRY for ACHIEVEMENTS
can change the world!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Community Cougars...that CARE!!! Jan. 12, 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, January 12th! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  

Today, we have a special treat!  A DOUBLE SHOT!  With last week's weather issue, we missed our community volunteer vlogcast, so today Mrs. Hott has TWO friendly faces from our community to share with you.

First, meet Lil!!  Ms. Lil is the Produce Manager of Food Lion Berkeley Springs.

Ms. Lil is in charge of the fresh produce for all of Food Lion.  From seasonal fruits to richly green veggies, she ensures that your fresh produce is perfect every day.  Her job requires knowledge of nutrition as well as assisting customers daily.  Ms. Lil works in my favorite section of the grocery store!
  
Here is today's video vlog from Mrs. Hott: 




I didn't want you to miss last week's beautiful community volunteer so for today, we will take a program break from our regularly scheduled Fun Friday vlogcast to bring you the following feature:  Mrs. Karen Perry!

Perhaps you recognize Mrs. Perry!  She is not only Robert's grandma, but she is also a PASS volunteer and coordinates a cool after school program I just heard all about called Joy El Generation.  Check this out:



Now, back to our regularly scheduled vlogcast:

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!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Diversity - 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, Jan. 11th! 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):

DIVERSITY

Tell your teacher what you think the words "DIVERSITY" means. 
"variety, or a range of many different people from different places"

DIVERSITY.  What does "DIVERSITY" look like?  It is diversity that makes our big world beautiful, filled with people from many different countries, all unique and wonderfully made!  Watch this video:



We live in a great big beautiful world full of people, all "diverse", coming from different places, ALL beautiful and unique. 

This classroom is diverse.  Think about it.  Talk about the unique differences you see here at school.  When we accept each other's differences, we can learn to cooperate better and treat others with care.  Many times, kids bully others just because they are different than themselves.  
Start today - instead of being afraid of our differences, let's accept and celebrate them!  Celebrate Diversity!
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 celebrate DIVERSITY 
can change the world!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Imagine - 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, Jan. 10th!  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 people who are positive when they IMAGINE.  When we recognize and encourage imagination 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 IMAGINE.

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




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 an imagination. What did he/she do? 

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

WSIS Cougars who IMAGINE the possibilities
can change the world!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Talkin Tuesday - Jan. 9, 2018

...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 at
Warm Springs Intermediate School!

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, Jan. 9th!! 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. Reed, 5th grade classroom teacher from our Warm Springs Intermediate school family:   





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 way to travel (mode of transportation)?"


Wait, that's not so hard, right?  But once you have decided what your favorite way to travel is, I want you to also include WHY it is your favorite.

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite way to travel is on an airplane because not only is it the fastest way to go the farthest, I really like seeing the earth from the sky.  In fact, when I was little, my dad used to have a tiny airplane.  We didn't really go far in his plane, but we flew over Berkeley Springs and Hancock.

More recently, Dan and I have flown with our family on a vacation to Florida.  It took us two hours to arrive!  One year, we drove.  Guess how long that took?!  26 hours!

Look at this.  It is Violet with me on an airplane in 2010 when we flew to Florida.  Look how small the windows are!



We went to watch a space shuttle launch at the Kennedy Space Center.  The shuttle is launched with rockets and are sooo very different from airplanes.  Mayby YOU would like to go on a space shuttle ride?  Here is what the airstream looked like when we saw the launch:

Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us YOUR favorite way to travel and why!  Is it plane, train, or automobile?  Maybe you enjoy walking on foot?  Riding a bike?  What about a scooter?  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, Mr. Elias, 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!


WSIS Cougars who talk it out 
can change the world!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Makin' Music Mondays - Jan. 8, 2018

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

Welcome to Positive Actions Community Character Vlogs!  Today is Monday, January 8, 2018!!! 



Burrrr....it sure has been cold!  Mrs. Hott missed you ALL on Friday when we were off for cold weather!  Golly, wasn't it freezing?  

I didn't want you to miss last week's beautiful community volunteer so for today, we will take a program break from our regularly scheduled Monday vlogcast to bring you the following feature:  Mrs. Karen Perry!

Perhaps you recognize Mrs. Perry!  She is not only Robert's grandma, but she is also a PASS volunteer and coordinates a cool after school program I just heard all about called Joy El Generation.  Check this out (and, btw, you will see a "Friday" intro, but I didn't want you to miss her story):

Now, back to our regularly scheduled vlogcast:
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.

For your morning "community character vlogcasts," you will meet caring people, and discover the character values IMAGINE and DIVERSITY!  These are two super cool Positive Action words. I hope you enjoy these vlogcasts!

Now, for today's vlogcast, we will see our magical, musical sing-along with our school family community group...our 3rd and 4th graders!  Please welcome the....


Warm Springs Intermediate School's
3rd and 4th GRADERS


  Our teachers and/or students are invited to strum-along with their new instruments and jam with your school 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.


Begin every day with Positive Actions:


Get Ready for a POSITIVE school week! 

Cougars that are POSITIVE
can change the world!

Thursday, January 4, 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, January 5, 2018! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  For today, meet Mrs. Karen Perry!  
  
In case you have ever seen Robert Steven's grandma in the halls here at Warm Springs Intermediate School, you may be wondering why Mrs. Perry comes to school...well, in today's vlogcast, you will hear about her love for READING!  Mrs. Perry is a PASS Volunteer for Morgan County Schools.  Also, she is a coordinator for a "PAW"some after school program called Joy El Generation.  Ever heard of it?  Well, watch this!

Here is today's community fun video vlogcast 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.  Who already knows Mrs. Perry from today's vlogcast?  What Positive Action did you see that person do?  
(Share answers with each other.)
4)  Finally, YOU can do a POSITIVE ACTION today!  You ALL are unique and wonderfully made; so, share YOUR positive actions with someone too.   
Show someone you care with a something as simple as just one word... "HI!" It's free, a positive action,....and, it is contagious!  So, start right now to change the world by making positive choices for your physical and intellectual well-being AND your example will encourage others, YOU become a positive ROLE MODEL, impress friends and classmates, and launch you into a positive future!  

I promise!

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 CARE
can change the world!

Community Cougars...that CARE!!! Jan. 19, 2018

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