Thursday, November 16, 2017

Community Cougars...that CARE!!! Nov. 17, 2017

...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

BREAKING NEWS!!!!BREAKING NEWS!!!!
Positive Action Players filming Cougar Ways on Nov. 16, 2017
Cast includes Christopher Kesner, Dylan Collins, Layla Parsell, Paige Maconaughey, Danice O'Dell, Kyle Rankin, Seth Mills, Leland Lusk, and Jenna Gloyd

Meet WSIS Positive Action's cast and crew filming new episodes of our "COUGAR WAYS" on Nov. 16, 2017.  Stay tuned following the Thanksgiving Break for updates on School Expectations.  It's going to be "PAW"some!

And now, back to your regularly scheduled programming:

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, November 17th! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  Meet Ms. Shelley!  Ms. Shelley is a from the Boys and Girls Club!  We found her this summer with a whole bunch of Morgan County children visiting the town pool. 

Do YOU know Ms. Shelley?  She is a Community Cougar that Cares!

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!)

Neighbors - 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, Nov. 16th! 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:

NEIGHBORS

Tell your teacher what you think the word "NEIGHBOR" means.
"a person living near or next door"

Neighbors.  What do "neighbors" look like?  If we look with positive hearts, we may discover a neighbor really does care!  Watch this video:




"Sometimes the last thing you want to do for somebody ought to be the first. In "Neighbors," the creators wanted to portray a person who, in many ways, wasn't "deserving" of help. The character of Edna is a grouchy person. Yet the mother has taught her daughter the important lesson that their job as neighbors is to help out, without an expectation that their good gesture would be equally reciprocated."

Think of a "neighbor" in your classroom?  Tell your teacher how you can show them a positive action at school.

Now, think of a "neighbor" at home.  Do you have a neighbor that is cranky, like Edna?  (I do!)  How can you show Positive Actions to others that are not always positive?  Like our good neighbors, some need a little extra PATIENCE.  Share a story about a time when YOU needed to be patience with a friend or neighbor.

Finally, are YOU ever a cranky Edna?  What can we do to share Positive Actions with others?

And remember, it is also important to know that here at Warm Springs Intermediate School, we are all part of a "cougar community" where the most important friend is...


YOU!

Cougars that are positive NEIGHBORS can change the world!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

BELIEVE - Video Vlog "V"ednesda

...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, Nov. 15th!  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 practice BELIEVING in their dreams.  When we recognize and encourage students to BELIEVE in themselves, 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 others BELIEVE in us.

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





We all have dreams of what we would like to become someday or something we would like to accomplish in our lifetime. Unfortunately, self-doubt can often take over, keeping us from realizing our dreams. The truth is, with a little hard work and belief in ourselves, anything is possible. "I Believe" by Bon Jovi serves as the perfect backdrop for this message about Believing in Your Dreams... Pass It On.



With the season among us to do those big projects like Science Fair or Social Studies Fair, many students feel overwhelmed.  Positive Action says to "believe" in your idea and study something that interests you.  What were some of the interesting activities you saw in this video? 

Believing in herself and with hard work, the student in the end was successful with her science fair project.  You can be too! 

Discuss who showed a Positive Thought?

Who shows a Positive Action?

What is the Positive Feeling you have when you see this video?

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

WSIS Cougars who BELIEVE in themselves
can change the world!

Talkin' Tuesdays - 11/14/17

...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, Nov.  14th!! 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 Mr Cable, school principal 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:


"Who is your favorite super hero?"


Wait, that's not so hard, right?  But once you have decided who your favorite super heor is, I want you to also include WHY he/she is your favorite.

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite super hero is Captain America! I like Captain America because I personally feel he has positive qualities that represent the USA.  And, because in Spiderman Homecoming, I really thought his segments were both funny and clever.  In fact, when we talk about the Positive Action value word "patience" we will discuss this video.  (And, I will warn you, you will have to "wait" for it!) Check it out:




Hahaha!  That was funny right?  This actually appeared at the end of all the movie credits.  And, it was a real exercise in patience.  

Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us YOUR favorite super hero and why!

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!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Makin' Music Mondays - Nov. 13, 2017

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

Welcome to Positive Actions Community Character Vlogs!  Today is November 13th!!! 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 will discover that we each have beautiful, unique characteristics that are all important and valuable to our Cougar Community, here, at school, and at home.

In our Positive Actions classroom time in the Cougar Den for this week, we will discuss THANKSGIVING and engage in an exercise to define things we are thankful for at home, school, and in our community. All students will create messages to share with others that include items, gifts, or people they have for which to celebrate and give thanks.  

This week on our live vlogcasts, you will also be watching (and maybe for longer thank you think) for the positive value PATIENCE.  We will see that patience with others and ourselves is a positive action.  

Today's vlogcast, is our musical sing-along with a NEW community group!  I am super excited to introduce to Warm Springs Intermediate School's  WORLD PREMIERE vlogcast featuring, for the first time EVER, an extremely talented and positive group of students (drum roll please......)..... the

Warm Springs Intermediate School's
POSITIVE ACTION SINGERS

WSIS Positive Action Singers with the Morgan County Board of Education
November 6, 2017
World Premiere Performance of 'Mr. Cable's Cougar Creed'

  Our teachers or students are invited to strum-along with their new instruments and jam with your Morgan County Board of Education, Superintendent Erich May, the Tri-State Ukulectics 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!!!  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 show
THANKSGIVING and PATIENCE
can change the world!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Friendship - 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, Nov. 9th! 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:


FRIENDSHIP 
Tell your teacher what you think the word "FRIENDSHIP" means.
"a relationship between friends"

Friendship.  What does "friendship" look like?  Watch this video:




"Set to a song by The Judds, "Love Can Build a Bridge," this vlog represents people with different points of view united by a common bond. They might get together on a regular basis to enjoy each other's similarities and appreciate each other's differences. The bond they share is also a fun one. The setting is outside in a park where this kind of meeting might be more likely to happen - and food is always a good thing to get together over.  Friendship...pass it on!"

What do these friends all have in common?

What are the differences between this group of friends?

It is a Positive Action to be friends, especially with people very different from you!  

For today's morning community vlogcast, Mrs. Hott wants YOU to find a partner.  Go ahead and do that now.  (And, if there are an odd number of students, it is ok to have three students together.)

Next, with your partner(s), do this:
1)  In your Positive Action folders, use a blank page for today.  Each person in the group will put the names of the students with whom they are doing the exercise.
2)  Make a list of all the things that are DIFFERENT about each other.
3)  Next, make a list of all the things that you have in common.  (Like the three in the video that all like donuts.)
4)  Finally, remember this simple exercise.  And, if you find yourself in conflict with a classmate, sit down and list your likes and differences.

You may be surprised to discover that when you use Positive Actions, classmates can appreciate, or like, different things yet still be friends!

And remember, it is also important to know that here at Warm Springs Intermediate School, we are all part of a "cougar community" where the most important friend is...


YOU!

Cougars that can show FRIENDSHIP can change the world!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Generosity - Value Video "V"ednesday

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

HOTT NEWS FLASH! We interrupt this morning's Positive Action Vlogcast to bring you some "paw"some cool news!  Look at this:
Joining WSIS Community Kids Cougar Choir to sing "Mr. Cable's Cougar Creed" last night was our Morgan County Board of Education with Superintendent Erich May and the Tri-State Ukulectics from Black Cat Music Shop. Led in song by our awesome music teacher, Ms. Seager, please stay tuned for a new school music video to air soon!  Thanks to ALL for their GENEROSITY in sharing their time and talents to help spread Positive Actions in our schools and community!

And now...back to your regularly scheduled program:

Today is VALUE VIDEO "V"EDNESDAY!  

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Nov. 8th!  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 GENEROUS.  When we recognize and encourage GENEROSITY in our world, we are making positive choices to become students with good moral and ethical qualities, helping us to achieve personal excellence.  

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



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 shows Generosity. What did he/she do? 

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

WSIS Cougars that are GENEROUS
can change the world!

Talkin' Tuesday - 11/7/17

...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, Nov.  7th!! 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. Edwards, 4th grade classroom 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 is your favorite movie?"


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

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite movie is, don't laugh at me, The Lego Movie .  Have you seen it?  I LOVE this movie because, when Levi (my little boy) was 9 (he will soon be 13), we saw this movie with his friend Ben for their birthdays. Have you ever seen it?  Check it out:


"YOU have the ability to be the special!"  
I love The Lego Movie because it shows that when we believe in ourselves and believe that we can do something, positive things will happen. And at times when things aren't so awesome, with positive thoughts, like Emmit believing in his ideas, Positive Actions will happen!

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

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!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Makin' Music Mondays - Nov. 6, 2017

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

Welcome to Positive Actions Community Character Vlogs!  Today is November 6th!!! 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 will discover that we each have beautiful, unique characteristics and DREAMS that are all important and valuable to our Cougar Community, here, at school, and at home.

In our Positive Actions classroom time in the Cougar Den for this week, we will discover and share in our country's celebration of VETERANS.  Using GENEROSITY, we will create unique gifts to share with local veterans in our Morgan County community for the November 11th American Legion's traditional ham and bean soup lunch, as well as other events for our veterans.  Like this:



Today's vlogcast, is our musical sing-along with a group called the Tri-State Ukulectics.  Our teachers are invited to strum-along with the new instruments and jam with the words 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!!!  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 show
FRIENDSHIP and GENEROSITY
can change the world!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Community Cougars...that CARE!!! Nov. 3, 2017

...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, November 3rd! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  Meet Ms. Jan Didawick.  Ms. Didawick is a resident of Morgan County and a very active Positive Action citizen of the community!

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!)

Community Cougars...that CARE!!! Nov. 17, 2017

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