Friday, December 22, 2017

Holiday "E" Card To our Cougar Community

...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, December 22nd! Today, we have a special GIFT!  Ms. Sheima and I have discovered some valuable treasures at Warm Springs Intermediate School....YOU!  And, since it is a Positive Action to GIVE and SHARE, we have a special Fun Friday treat for our vlogcast today, a 
Holiday "E" Card 
from WSIS Positive Action Cougars!
  
Here is today's video vlogcast: 



Remember this:
YOU can do a POSITIVE ACTION today!  You ALL are unique and wonderfully made; so, share YOUR positive actions with someone - especially during this holiday season!  And guess what....it doesn't cost a dime! You don't need money to give a gift to someone else.  Want to know what gift YOU can give?.... you can do a POSITIVE ACTION!  Show someone you care with a something as simple as a smile, a respectful attitude, a gesture of gratitude, or being a caring friend! 

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, impress friends and classmates, and launch you into a positive future!  

I promise!

So, tell your teacher what positive action or "GIFT" you will share during the holidays.  Think of someone to say "Happy Holidays" to in your home, school, or community.  Sharing a happy greeting is a positive action.  Make a special card from you.  Draw them a picture.  Fold another origami heart. (Instructions are here: Make a Paper Heart Then Share YOUR Gift)

Next, want to know what my favorite gift is this season....each.of.YOU!  

Remember, it is a Positive Action to follow the Golden Rule; so, Mrs. Hott wants you to remember that over holiday break, we need to treat others kindly and with respect.  

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 GIVE
can change the world!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Giving and Caring- 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, Dec. 21st! 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:

GIVING

Tell your teacher what you think the word "GIVING" means. 
"freely transferring something to someone else"

GIVING.  What does "GIVING" look like?  
I LOVE how this story begins... "We didn't have much to give them..."  Sometimes, I feel like I don't have anything cool enough to share or give someone else.  Like, there are kids way better than me with way better stuff.  But remember, each one of you are unique and have something special to share.   Watch this video:






What do YOU think was given to the poor people in the car?  An extra basket of apples, right?  
Yes...but, the "cool" thing is this dad taught his son was to give those extra apples without it being expected of them - a beautiful gift in itself!  
Dad saw a need and, with a Positive Thought (caring), gave a little extra (apples), the Positive Action.  Giving something you have (especially without being asked), gives a Positive Feeling!

YOU can show you care by giving to others!  And, you don't have to be rich to do this.  
Think of someone in your class.  What is something you can share with them?  (a smile, invitation to play, etc.)
Think of someone at home.  How can you show you care by giving? (help, make a card, smile...etc.)
Now, think of someone in your community who needs help or looks sad, maybe.  How can you share your gifts?  (smile, hugs, etc...)

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 GIVE can change the world!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Sharing - 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, Dec. 20!  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 SHARE.  When we recognize and encourage SHARING 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 Sharing :




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 SHARE. What did he/she do? 

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

WSIS Cougars that SHARE
can change the world!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Talkin' Tuesdays - Dec. 19, 2017

...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, Dec. 19th!! 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 some friends who work in the heart of Warm Springs Intermediate School, the School Office!  Ms. Tammy and Ms. Malinda share what inspires them to come to school every day!  Discover true teamwork at its' best from the very school secretaries that keep the heart of our school beating!  





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 pizza topping?"


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

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite pizza topping is, well...only the best ever pizza topping there is, of course.... PEPPERONI! Pepperoni is my absolute favorite pizza topping because, even though I will eat other things on my pizza (with the exception of anchovies because that is just gross in my book), a good 'ole pepperoni pizza is simple and delicious.  Look at this:
  

Yum!  Nothing beats a Food Lion special Tombstone Pizza, right?  And for $3.99 - you can't beat the price either!  I do love to go out for pizza sometimes too.  What is your favorite place to go out for pizza?  Have you ever been here?



This Maria's in Berkeley Springs!  I just had their new hand tossed pizza the other day.  Pepperoni, of course!  And, it was really good!  
Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us YOUR favorite pizza topping is 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, December 17, 2017

Makin' Music Mondays - Dec. 18, 2017

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

Welcome to Positive Actions Community Character Vlogs!  Today is December 18th!!! 

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 SHARING and GIVING!  These are two super cool Positive Action words. I hope you enjoy these vlogcasts!

Our "Fun Friday Feature" will showcase some extremely valuable gifts and treasures Ms. Sheima and I found!  We have been searching all school year for some special GIFTS in our community and, oh.my.goodness., just wait till you see what we discovered! We are super duper excited to SHARE with you all a surprise vlogcast to conclude 2017!

Now, for today's vlogcast, we will see for a final time in 2017, our magical, musical sing-along with our NEW community group!  Please welcome back 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 and/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!!!  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!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Community Cougars...that CARE!!! Dec. 15, 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, December 15th! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  Meet Mr. Weston McKusker!  

I'm sure you ALL have been out to Food Lion!  Well, Weston is the Stock Clerk of Food Lion Berkeley Springs...he's the guy you see making sure the shelves are fully stocked!  (And ready for me to do my grocery shopping!  I see him there all.the.time! Do you?)
  
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.)
4)  Finally, YOU can do a POSITIVE ACTION today!  You ALL are unique and wonderfully made; so, share YOUR positive actions with someone - especially during this holiday season!  And guess what....it doesn't cost a dime! You don't need money to give a gift to someone else.  Want to know what gift YOU can give?.... you can do a POSITIVE ACTION!  Show someone you care with a something as simple as a smile! 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, 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 GIVE
can change the world!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Motivation - 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, Dec. 14th! 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:

MOTIVATION

Tell your teacher what you think the word "MOTIVATION" means.  
"the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way"
"general desire or willingness of someone to do something"

MOTIVATION.  What does "motivation" looks like?  If we look with positive hearts, we may discover that with MOTIVATION, we can ACHIEVE our goals!  Achievement Motivation is when students strive to do well in school and life.  Watch this video:





This video was intended to reach out to all of us who are not so athletically minded. Mrs. Hott was never very motivated at sports either!

No matter what your talent is, it is important and worth developing. For adults, parents and mentors, it's important to help young people search for that particular ability, which may not be so obvious at first. But, with the support of friends, classmates, teachers, and families, we can begin with a "positive thought" and try new things.  

It is always ok to try! I love how this mom keeps on offering opportunities for her son.  And, when he expresses his appreciation, my mom heart melts!

Think of someone who helps you.  Who "MOTIVATES" you to try things?  Today, be sure to express appreciation for their continued effort to support all your success -- and failures too!  


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


YOU!

Cougars that use MOTIVATION 
can change the world!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Gratitude - 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, Dec. 13th!!  On Wednesdays, we will be examining Value Video Vednesdays when we will take a look at positive values to help us grow into a caring cougar community of students at Warm Springs Intermediate School.  

Today's video takes a look at a students (and adults) who are positive when they act with GRATITUDE.  What does that mean?  Gratitude is expressing thanks to someone.  When we use GRATITUDE, 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 is showing gratitude:


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

Discuss which student 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 showed you GRATITUDE. What did he/she do? 

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

WSIS Cougars that show GRATITUDE
can change the world!

Talkin' Tuesdays - Dec. 12, 2017

...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, Dec. 12th!! 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. Kidwell, 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 sports team?"


Wait, that's not so hard, right?  But once you have decided who your favorite sports team is, I want you to also include WHY they are your favorite.

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite sports team is Pittsburgh Steelers! Even though I really don't watch football other than the half time shows, the Steelers are my favorite because my great-nephew, Nathaniel LOVES the Steelers!  

When Nathaniel was a baby, he would sing "black and yellow" all day long!  It was the cutest thing ever.  But not as cute as this video...Check it out:


Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us YOUR favorite sports 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, December 10, 2017

Makin' Music Mondays - December 11, 2017

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

Welcome to Positive Actions Community Character Vlogs!  Today is December 11th!!! 

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 continue to discuss our Positive Actions for our Physical and Intellectual Well-Being.  Because each of YOU are wonderfully made, you ALL have a unique gift to share with the world...YOU!  By our positive choices, we are keeping these gifts healthy and happy...YOU!  In the Cougar Classroom, we will be making unique gifts to share with others; and talking about how the most valuable gifts to give don't cost a dime!

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

For today's vlogcast, we will see our magical, musical sing-along with our NEW community group!  Please welcome back 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 and/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 are POSITIVE
can change the world!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Community Cougars...that CARE!!! Dec. 8, 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, December 8th! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  Meet Mr. Terry Wilson!  

I'm sure you ALL have been out to Food Lion!  Well, Mr. Wilson is the Floor Manager of Food Lion Berkeley Springs...he's the guy wearing a tie every day!  (I see him there all.the.time! Do you?)  

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 CIVIL can
CHANGE THE WORLD!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Self-esteem - 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, Dec. 7th! 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:

SELF-ESTEEM

Tell your teacher what you think the word "SELF-ESTEEM" means.  
"confidence in one's own worth or abilities, self-respect"
"when you like and are proud of the person that you are and the unique qualities you have"

SELF-ESTEEM.  What does "self-esteem" looks like?  If we look with positive hearts, we may discover that with SELF-ESTEEM, we can be positive proud of all our uniqueness!  Each of you are unique and valuable...SELF-ESTEEM is that positive feeling when YOU believe it too.  Watch this video:


Let's take a look at this video.  It looks like a news story about a little girl, right?! What unique quality did the she have?  And, how did she feel about her unique quality?  Was she sad or angry?  How did the dad help other children have positive self-esteem about different aspects of themselves?

Finally, take a look at this guy.  He had some crazy hair too!  Do you know who this is?  And, what do you think about his self-esteem.

And remember, it is also important to know that here at Warm Springs Intermediate School, we are all part of a "cougar community" where great SELF-ESTEEM starts with...


YOU!

Cougars that use positive SELF-ESTEEM can change the world!

Civility - 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, Dec. 6th!!  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.  

Before we begin today's regularly scheduled programming, join Cutie the Cougar and the Positive Action Players for a journey around Warm Springs Intermediate School where today we will take a look at our "Cougar Expectations!"


Get ready,...get set,... GO follow the Cougar Ways at... DEPARTURE!


Any questions? Here are the PBIS Departure Expectations.  Let's talk about them:


And now....back to your regularly scheduled Community Vlogcast:

Today's video takes a look at a students (and adults) who are positive when they act with CIVILITY.  What does that mean?  Civility is treating people with respect and following the Golden Rule.  When we use CIVILITY, 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 is including others:


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

Discuss which student 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  be CIVIL you. What did he/she do? 

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

WSIS Cougars that are CIVIL to each other can
CHANGE THE WORLD!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Positive Actions: Talkin' Tuesdays - Dec. 5, 2017

Positive Actions: Talkin' Tuesdays - Dec. 5, 2017: ...where ALL students are  UNIQUE  and  Wonderfully  Made! Time for  POSITIVE ACTIONS ! Today is  TEACHER TALKIN TUESDAY  where we se...

Monday, December 4, 2017

Talkin' Tuesdays - Dec. 5, 2017

...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 discoveries and important student issues.

Before we begin today's regularly scheduled programming, join Cutie the Cougar and the Positive Action Players for a journey around Warm Springs Intermediate School where today we will take a look at our "Cougar Expectations!"

Get ready,...get set,...GO follow the Cougar Ways at ARRIVAL!

Any questions?  Here are the ARRIVAL Expectations.  Let's talk about them:


And now, back to your regularly scheduled programming:

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Dec. 5th!! 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. Boyles, 5th grade 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 and classmates 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 A-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 family?"


Wait, that's not so hard, right?  Today, we will share about our families.  For example, how many brothers and sisters do you have?

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  In my family, we have six people.  Well, seven actually.  Dan, (my adorable hubby) and I have four children, two girls and two boys.  We have seven because Caity, the oldest, is married to Brian.  Here we all are:
I LOVE this picture...we all went to the beach when Caity got married, June 8 2014.

When I was little, my family was my parents and my two brothers.  Here we are (but we are a little older now):

Want to see something pretty cool.  My hubby, Dan, well, he has 9 brothers and 3 sisters.  That's 13 siblings!!  Look at this:


Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us about YOUR family!  Do you have brothers and sisters?  Families come in all shapes and sizes, and each are beautiful and wonderfully made!

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, December 3, 2017

Makin' Music Mondays - December 4, 2017

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

Before we begin today's regularly scheduled programming, join me for another journey around Warm Springs Intermediate School where we will take a look at our "Cougar Expectations!"  Today, we hear from our friend, Kim Khuen, who takes us on her school bus and shares all about safety and expectations on your way to and from school.

Get ready, get set, GO follow the Cougar Ways on the 
SCHOOL BUS



Any questions?  Let's talk it!

And now, back to your regularly scheduled programming:

Welcome to Positive Actions Community Character Vlogs!  Today is December 4th!!! 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 continue to discuss our Positive Actions for our Physical and Intellectual Well-Being.  Mrs. Hott will share ways to protect our physical well being when we "REFUSE TO ABUSE"  For this week community values we will watch and talk about CIVILITY.  Also, we will look having a positive SELF ESTEEM. I hope you enjoy these vlogcasts!

Today's vlogcast, is our magical, musical sing-along with our NEW community group!  Please welcome back 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 and/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 are POSITIVE
can change the world!

Makin' Music Mondays - Dec. 17, 2018

...where ALL students are  UNIQUE  and  Wonderfully  Made! Welcome to Positive Actions Community Character Vlogs!  Today is December 17th!...