Saturday, May 25, 2019

Talkin' Tuesdays with Ms. Will, May 28, 2019

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

Today is TEACHER TALKIN TUESDAY where we see that our school family of teachers, staff, and administrators care 
about the students 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, May 28, 2019!! For each "Teacher Talkin' Tuesday" in Positive Actions, we will meet a new member of our school family community that cares about YOU!  

Welcome back after our long weekend!  How was your Memorial Day?  Did you see any American Flags flying yesterday?  I sure did!

Look closely at these pictures.  Do you recognize anyone?  Look closely and see if you can tell who our vlogcast will include tomorrow...Here is a hint: he often is seen in a hat!  
Look again!
Daily flag ceremony at Warm Springs Intermediate  School with Principal Cable.
Stay tuned tomorrow for Video Vlog Wednesday for a sweet morning look at WSIS, a scene that happens every day for our school community. 

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 where we will get to meet Ms. Will, 3rd grade teacher from our Warm Springs Intermediate 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:


"What are your plans for this summer?"


Wait, that's not so hard, right?  Whether you are staying home, hanging out at the town pool, going to summer camp, or away with family, tell your classroom community what you plan to do this summer.  It's a Positive Action to have goals!

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  This summer I have a loooong list of plans!  Here are a few things I will be doing over summer break:
1)  Writing vlogs for next year's Positive Actions!
2)  Finishing my novel called "6780 Hott Lane"!
3)  Cleaning my messy house! 
4)  Watching many sunsets over the West Virginia mountains, and,
5)  Relaxing with friends and family!


Sunset from Hott Mountain

Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us YOUR summer plans!

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 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 24, 2019

Community Cougars that...CARE!!! May 24, 2019

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 24, 2019!! 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 Daryl 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! 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!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Video Vlog Vednesday, May 29, 2019

...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 29, 2019!  On Wednesdays, we will be examining Value Video Vednesdays when we will take a look at positive values to help us grow into a caring cougar community of students at Warm Springs Intermediate School.  

Today, we will re-visit a leader in our school family here at WSIS with a little story to share following our nations's Memorial Day Holiday.  Take a look at this beautiful and peaceful video.  One morning as Mrs. Hott was arriving for Positive Actions in the Cougar Den, I noticed the peaceful sun rising over our school filled with all of YOU inside getting ready to begin your day.  Out in front, was a special member of our school family, gently sharing the importance of our nation's flag with two students as he does quietly, each and every day of school.  THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE OUTSIDE WHEN ALL OUR WONDERFULLY MADE STUDENTS ARE AT SCHOOL...ISN'T IT BEAUTIFUL?

While in his caring guidance, he discusses the importance and symbolism of our beautiful flag for our great United States of America, a short time with children building relationships and love for community and country.  Check it out (and please, watch quietly so you, too, may hear the birds chirping outside our school and take in the peaceful ambiance of this significant moment):



Next, today's video takes a look at people who are positive when they try to ACHIEVE.  With our student community wrapping up the school year, taking standardized tests, and completing your school work for report cards, 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.

Listen along to today's vlogcast, and see if you can recognize a future with Positive Actions, because when you BELIEVE and TRY to think, act, and feel POSITIVE, you can ACHIEVE goals like the vlog sings about.  Pretty PAWsome stuff like BEing
TEACHERS, STUDENTS, LEADERS, ACHIEVERS, CHAMPIONS, POLITICIANS, PRINCIPALS, PREACHERS, LEADERS, TECHNICIANS, MECHANICS, ASTRONAUTS, BUILDERS, MAKERS,......YOU!

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!  
BELIEVING AND TRYING ARE POSITIVE ACTIONS.

WSIS Cougars who BELIEVE and TRY for ACHIEVEMENTS
can change the world!

KINDNESS - May 30, 2019...Raise the Roof...

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

Today is Raising Student Assets Thursday!

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, May 30, 2019! As we continue to improve our positive thoughts, actions and feelings, today we will take a look at raising student assets and a super important positive action word(s):

KINDNESS

Mrs. Hott and Ms. Sheima want you all to BE KIND over the summer!  So, we are sharing again a special vlog with a KINDNESS activity.

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?   Let's make KINDNESS happen!  Watch this video:



Now, it's YOUR turn.  Here is your "kindness" positive action for today:
First, take a sheet of paper from your 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...


YOU!

WSIS Cougars that are KIND 
can change the world!

Community Cougars that CARE! May 31, 2019

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 31, 2019!!  Special for today's Fun Friday, we celebrate our Cougars about to graduate from the 5th grade!  
Congratulations Graduates! 
We wish you all the best and hope you return to find your signature on our banner with our Golden Rule PAWsitive Actions!

Stay tuned!....We have a fun, special treat for our school family!  Mrs. Hott and Mrs. Sheima want all our PAWsome students to do their best to make the world a better place by doing Positive Actions this summer!  So, coming on our PAWsitive Action Community Vlogcast next week, watch here for our "Golden Rule" remix with some very sweet singers over in Ms. Elmore's third grade!  

New News!... And, coming soon!.... the world premiere of The Cougar News, with Anchors Clayton Miller and Braden Brinegar!  Here's a sneak peak!
  
Now, for today!...
Join us for a virtual tour around Morgan County for a look at a short film about our most valuable assets:  YOU!  A few of our Classes in the Cougar Den recently got to see this cool showcase.  Mrs. Hott wanted you to know that it will also be a special feature sometime over the summer for a movie preview at the local Star Theater.  So, you may have an opportunity to experience it with your families too! We are so proud of our schools!  Watch "MoCo Rocks!" and look for some friendly faces from our community!


That was PAWsome!  

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!

WSIS Cougars that are POSITIVE
can change the world!

May 23, 2019, Raise the Roof....

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

Today is Raising Student Assets Thursday!

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, May 23, 2019! As we continue to improve our positive thoughts, actions and feelings, today we will take a look at raising student assets and a super important positive action word:

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 21, 2019

Value Vlog Vednesday for May 22, 2019

...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 22, 2019!  On Wednesdays, we will be examining Value Video Vednesdays when we will take a look at positive values to help us grow into a caring 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 20, 2019

Talkin' Tuesday with Tally! May 22, 2019

...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, 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!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

"MOTO MONDAY" for May 20, 2019

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

Welcome to "PAW"sitive Actions Daily Community Character Vlogcasts!  Today is Monday, May 20, 2019!!! Just look at the sun rising this week on another beautiful new day of learning!

Mrs. Hott is 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.

Our PAWsitive Action "word of the week" is:  INTEGRITY
(Thank YOU Ms. Betcher!..and C.S.Lewis) 

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! 

This week, we will see our school family practice PAWsitive behavior that shows CARING AND COMMUNITY!

Watch today's "MOTO Monday" vlogcast. Remember to show kindness to others, be inclusive of ALL, and be KIND to each other, especially when no one is watching, and it is just you with another person...that's INTEGRITY.  

"Kitbull" is a beautiful film about two very different and unlikely friends, who find kindness when they are alone. 




Next, you're gonna LOVE "Kitbull"....



(Note to teachers:  If the above link is blocked for some reason, here is a direct link to the short film, "Kitbull" here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZS5cgybKcI&t=8s )

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.


(If time permits, sing-a-long!):  Our teachers and/or students are invited to strum-along with a ukulele, or air guitar and jam with your school community and sing loudly to 

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)

Begin every day with Positive Actions:

Get Ready for a POSITIVE school week! 

Cougars that act with
INTEGRITY
can change the world!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Community Cougars that CARE! May 17, 2019

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 17, 2019!! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  

NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH
LOOK! Congratulations to Corbin Sipes!  Nominated by Ms. Kline for PAWsitive Acts of friendship and sharing, Corbin was awarded a "Gotcha Game" Card!  Congratulations Corbin!  We are so proud of YOU!


Today, we will meet an amazing team from Morgan County, WV.  Meet Mr. Jacob Buchannon and Mr. Steven Shade!!

Jacob and Steven were 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" ...



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!

Talkin' Tuesdays with Ms. Will, May 28, 2019

...where ALL students are  UNIQUE  and  Wonderfully  Made! Time for  POSITIVE ACTIONS ! Today is  TEACHER TALKIN TUESDAY  where we se...