Monday, February 19, 2018

Talkin' Tuesdays - Feb. 20, 2018

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

Today is TEACHER TALKIN TUESDAY where we see that our school family of teachers, staff, and administrators care 
about the students at
Warm Springs Intermediate School!

And, where we will take a Positive moment each week to 
"Talk It Out"
and discuss important student issues.

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Feb. 20th!! 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. Surface, 5th grade classroom teacher rolling for her interview with Cutie the Cougar 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 musical instrument?"


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

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite musical instrument is, well...only the very instrument I have loved ever since I was eight years old, or maybe even earlier than that, which would be before the 1970's.... the ALTO SAXOPHONE! The alto sax is my favorite musical instrument because I have always loved the way it sounds!  And, I am a super duper JAZZ fan too where saxes can be always be heard in jazz music.  Listen to this, and see if maybe you recognize the song:
  





Next, I want to show you something really, really special.  Here is Mrs. Hott getting ready for a Positive Action class last year.  You'll never guess from whom I received this beautiful instrument...look:
I began playing the alto sax when I was just 8 years old, it's true!  Last year, when Levi took my horn to the middle school for band, Mr. Cable gave me his to play for class.  Isn't that Positive!

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

Now, in your Positive Action folder, there is another discovery question for today. BONUS...we have two questions.  What is your favorite clothing to wear?  Mine is my Morgan County Partnership shirt.  LOL!  Check it out:
Mrs. Hott wearing her favorite Community Cougar clothes!

When Levi was little, he LOVED to wear his Elmo shirt.  In fact, I used to have to sneak it off him while he slept to wash it (shhhh...don't tell him I told you this!) Raise your hand to share with your classroom community what YOUR favorite clothes are! Tell us your style!
 

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. Cable, maybe, 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!

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