Friday, August 25, 2017

Community Cougars...that CARE!!! Sept. 1, 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, September 1st!! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  Meet Ms. Joyce Spring! She is a Deputy Clerk at our Morgan County Courthouse! 

Here is today's video vlog from Mrs. Hott: 




Thank YOU Ms. Joyce for caring about our students at Warm Springs Intermediate!  What Positive Action did she say she does/did at her work?

Have YOU ever been to the Morgan County Court House?  It is full of great people in our community that care about students.  They do Positive Actions EVERY day!  And, when we choose Positive Actions, we are making a community that cares here at school!

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!)

Responsibility - 8/31/17 Raising the Roof on....

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, August 31st! As we continue our Cougar Crawl around Warm Springs Intermediate School, today we will take a look at raising student assets and a super important positive action word:


RESPONSIBILITY

Tell your teacher what you think the word "RESPONSIBE" means.
* "accountable for one's behavior"
* "capable of being trusted"
* "having control of self"
* "opportunity or ability to act independently and make positive choices and decisions for self and others"

Look at this billboard we found and think about what it might mean:



Be responsible.  
Why do you think doing your homework is one way to be responsible?

Have you ever heard of the band One Direction? Here they are:
My "not so" little girl, Violet, loved One Direction!  Today's vlog is a tune to a song you may recognize.  Listen to the song, then follow the lyrics and sing along!  

Now, watch this and sing along:



Cougars that are RESPONSIBLE can change the world!




Cougars that Care...in the Restrooms! 8/30/17

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

Time for POSITIVE ACTIONS!

Welcome to your 2nd week of the new school year!  

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, August 30th!  We are going to continue to spend some time taking a Cougar Crawl around Warm Springs Intermediate School this week to take a look at our rules and ways in the school hallways, cafeteria, and restroom, and more.

First, let's watch today's Positive Actions Video Vlog from Mrs. Hott:


Oh my goodness!!!  That's the first time Mrs. Hott has had to enter the Boys Restroom!  But to tell you the truth, sometimes BOTH the girls AND boys restrooms have seen negative actions.

Did you notice any negative choices these students made?  Think about what you saw that was NOT a caring school community, then raise your hand and share with your teacher. (If you want or time permits, "pause and talk".  If you  have already encountered this negative behavior, rewind the video and stop at a point that illustrates something that may have been witnessed - "pause". Then, "talk" about how to change the behavior to a Positive choice).

How can these students show that they CARE about our Cougar Community?  (kindness, use manners, don't make a mess, no throwing paper or water, etc....)

When students use Positive Actions and Choices, who has a Positive Feeling?  (the student, the teacher, our parents/family, Mr. Eric, Mr. Todd -the janitors, Mr. Cable)

Next, let's all look at the.... 
WSIS Cougar Ways for the Restroom!

Let's read together then tell your teacher:
Why is it a Positive Action to follow the Cougar Way in our hallways? (pause for discussion)

Who can we help when we follow the Cougar Way in the restrooms?
(pause for discussion)

Let's close today with the Positive Action Theme Song!  On your feet Caring Cougars, push in your chairs, make a space that is safe,...and ready to be positive!


See you tomorrow for Raising Student Assets!

Cougars that Care...in the Cafeteria! 8/29/17

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

Time for POSITIVE ACTIONS!

Welcome to your 2nd week of the new school year!  

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, August 29nd!  We are going to continue to spend some time taking a Cougar Crawl around Warm Springs Intermediate School this week to take a look at our rules and ways in the school hallways, cafeteria, and restroom.

Now, watch today's Positive Actions Video Vlog from Mrs. Hott:


Did YOU see any actions that were NOT positive choices?  Raise your hand and tell your teacher what was not a positive action. (students using cell phones, not properly sitting at cafeteria tables, removing shoes, etc....)

What do you think would happen if students did not follow the Cougar Ways in the Cafeteria? (more spills, missed meals, more work for Mr. Eric, etc...)

When students follow the Cougar Ways in the Cafeteria, who has positive feelings?  (students, teachers, Mr. Eric, Ms. Creama in the kitchen.....)

When we follow the Cougar Ways in the Cafeteria, it shows that we care and helps us to have a positive school community!  And guess what?  It also works at home too!  When mealtimes are device (cell phone) free, we can begin to have caring conversations with our families!  Try it tonight and tell your teacher how great talking with YOUR family feels!

Now, let's check out our 
WSIS Cougar Ways for the Cafeteria!


Let's read together then tell your teacher:
Why is it a Positive Action to follow the Cougar Way in our cafeteria? (pause for discussion)

Who can we help when we follow the Cougar Way in the hallways?
(pause for discussion)

Let's close today with the Positive Action Theme Song!  On your feet, push in that chair,...and get ready to be positive!


See you tomorrow!

Cougars that CARE...in the Hallways 8/28/17

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

Time for POSITIVE ACTIONS!

Welcome to your 2nd week of the new school year!  

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, August 28th!  We are going to continue to spend some time taking a Cougar Crawl around Warm Springs Intermediate School this week to take a look at our rules and ways in the school hallways, cafeteria, and restroom.

Now, watch today's Positive Actions Video Vlog from Mrs. Hott:


We witnessed some actions that were NOT positive, right?  Oh no!  Let's rewind!  Think about what you saw.  Tell your teacher an action that was not positive. (running, riding chairs, pushing, leading to even bullying)

You see, when we follow our "Cougar Ways" in the Hallways, it is not only waaaay safer, but it also eliminates pushing and romping which can cause both accidents and hurt feelings.

What suggestions do YOU have to help us have a community that cares in the halls here at Warm Springs Intermediate School?

Let's all take a look at 
WSIS Cougar Ways for the Hallways!

Let's read together then tell your teacher:
Why is it a Positive Action to follow the Cougar Way in our hallways? (pause for discussion)

Who can we help when we follow the Cougar Way in the hallways?
(pause for discussion)

Let's close today with the Positive Action Theme Song!  On your feet, push in those chairs so you have a safe space,...and ready to be positive!




Friday, August 18, 2017

Community Cougars...that CARE!!!

...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, August 25th! Each Fun Friday, Positive Actions will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  Meet Mr. Pete Gordon!  

Here is today's video vlog from Mrs. Hott: 




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)

Building Blocks for our Cougar Classrooms

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

Today is VIDEO "V"EDNESDAY!  

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, August 23rd!  We are going to continue spending some time looking at the Cougar Creed and taking a Cougar Crawl around Warm Springs Intermediate School over the next two weeks. 

Did you like the Minion's review of "Classroom Rules"?  Check out Wednesday's Video where our yellow friends return to review rules that apply for our Cougar Community that Cares.  Let's take a look at how following the classroom rules looks like Positive Actions, and pay close attention for scenes from yesterday too, they're important:

Now, let's take turns reading a few guidelines from Mr. Cable that apply to Warm Springs Intermediate Schools's Classroom and Related Arts, including-like the Minions Video Vednesday-
the Library!

Next, watch today's Positive Actions Video Vlog from Mrs. Hott:


Let's close today with the Positive Action Theme Song!  On your feet,...and ready to be positive!




(If time allows or perhaps later in the day, for a classroom exercise, try making a scene of each "rule".  Start by grouping students and having them "act" each rule.  Then talk about why the rule works and is a positive action!)

Creating a Positive Classroom Community

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

Today is TEACHER TALKIN' TUESDAY!

Welcome to your 2nd day of the new school year!  

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, August 22nd!  We are going to spend some time looking at the Cougar Creed and taking a Cougar Crawl around Warm Springs Intermediate School over the next two weeks. 

How many of you happened to see Minions 3?  
This was a fun movie!  I liked ALL of them!  Wellll....check out a few of our yellow friends as they illustrate POSITIVE classroom community clues with some super helpful classroom rules. 



Now, for TALKIN TUESDAY, tell your teacher this:

What are some Positive Actions we can follow in our classroom?
(Review Classroom Rules...)
Why is it important to follow the "WSIS Cougar Ways"?
(Because it helps us have a caring community, shows others respect, helps us learn when we all follow classroom rules, etc...)
Who feels happy when YOU follow the classroom rules?
(teacher, friends, Mr. Cable, Mr. Todd, parents, etc...YOU!)

And, remember....
Following our Cougar Ways can help us all have a Positive School!



Welcome to Positive Actions!

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

Today is August 21st!...  The first day of school!!  
Positive Actions returns to WSIS and begins today on a journey together to discover that starting with positive thoughts, we can choose positive actions, and help us to gain positive feelings!  Take a look at our logo:


And, to welcome you all, here is a message from Mrs. Hott to tell you more about this year's program about "paws"itive actions at home, school, and in our community!  


Did you see the beautiful stream of water behind Mrs. Hott?  Berkeley Springs is a unique community to live and grow up. And, just like that stream in the video is full of many drops of water, our school is also filled with unique and wonderfully made children.  When we add them all together, and mix in some positive acts of kindness, we've made a beautiful pool of water.  
Today, we will begin looking at my favorite value word:  Kindness.
Check out this cool picture:
(Teacher, please read to class:)
Every act of Kindness, no matter how small, creates a ripple out and reaches our community around us.  Whether we are home, at school, or somewhere in our community, being kind is a Positive Action that helps us, and others, feel good.
What is Kindness?
Think of an act of kindness YOU did this summer.  Got one?  Raise your hand and share this with your class.
Now, for Positive Actions today, our students at Warm Springs Intermediate School are going to begin to make our school a "Community of Cougars that Care!"  With just one act of kindness...it begins with YOU!
What kind thing can you do today?



Get Ready for a POSITIVE school year...filled with Kindness!
Stand up everyone!  
Push in those chairs!
and...
Let's do the Positive Action Theme Song!





To close, keep standing, and let's all read together the Warm Springs Intermediate School's

COUGAR CREED
I will make today the best day ever.
I will be respectful, responsible, and safe.
I will help my fellow students and my school reach their goals.
I will focus on a positive future.

Cougars that are KIND can change the world!

GO! Cougars! Teacher Team Friday Message


LOOK!  I LOVE this!!!!  And thank you Ms. Boyles for sharing this on Facebook! 

Here is my email:  ahottfamily@gmail.com
Here is my cell:  304-582-8696

If you ever have a need, idea, suggestion, just let me know.  The Morgan County Partnership wants to be here for each of YOU as you begin the new school year!  

NEW IDEA!  Do YOU have a "paw"sitive story to share that will inspire students, teachers, or our community?  Kinda like Ms. Boyles meme I saw on Facebook this morning?  Just let me know and we will deliver YOUR "paw"sitive message via our new vlog site:
www.positiveactionsmcp.blogspot.com
Meet the Team!
I just wanted to let you know how much fun it was to see everyone at yesterday's Positive Action seminar!  Thank you all for helping me feel welcome...I was super nervous!  (Especially when Mr. Cable said that the School Board and new Superintendent may be there too!)

It has been my pleasure preparing our Community Character Ed program for each of you.  As a new pilot endeavor, your ideas are also super important (you guys are all WAY cooler than I!)...it helps us develop this site to fit the needs of Warm Springs Intermediate School.  
Let's make it "paw"sitive together!  Like this.......

Ms. Hoover with her value wall:  Kindness!


So.... GO COUGARS!  Enjoy your final weekend of summer!  And, I'll find you back here via video on Monday Morning with your classes for Positive Action!

Psssst....and, don't forget to check out a tool I left for you in the Teacher Toolbox!  Click "hope" - or just "play" in the video box!





CARING - Aug. 23 - 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, August 24th! As we continue our Cougar Crawl around Warm Springs Intermediate School over the next two weeks, today we will take a look at raising student assets and a super important positive action word:


CARE

Tell your teacher what you think the word "CARE" means.
"to feel concern for others, recognizing that other student's interests and likes are important too"

Look at this billboard we found and think about what it might mean:

To care.  It is very important for us to care for other people, our friends, class mates, teachers, and our friends, families, and neighbors.  Sometimes, with people we don't even know, we show a Positive Action just by caring for someone who needs our help, like when this officer helped a baby after there was a really big flood in New Orleans, LA.

Read this:

And remember, it is also important to know that here at Warm Springs Intermediate School, we care about...


YOU!

Watch this:



We began this week talking about kindness.  If we "care" about others, we will act kindly towards them.  Talk about what you noticed in this video were acts of caring for others.  For Positive Actions today, let's show our school community that we care too!  

What can you do to show that you care?

How do you feel when you have done something to show that you care?

Cougars that CARE can change the world!





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