Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Courtesy - 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, March 29th! 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:

COURTESY

Tell your teacher what you think the word "COURTESY" means. 
"showing politeness of one's attitude and behavior towards others"

COURTESY.  What does "courtesy" look like?  Do you know?  Today, we will take a look at "10 Rules of Common Courtesy", but first, watch this video:






Before we talk about the 10 rules of common courtesy, tell your teacher what was not courteous, or "rude," at this school.
Now, let's list 10 simple Rules of Common Courtesy together: 
(let's write them in our Positive Action Notebooks and on the board:)
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
10)
(respect, saying please, excuse me, thank you, holding door, being kind, cell phone usage, introductions, etc...)
Great job being positive together!
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 practice COURTESY 
can change the world!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

COURTEOUS MANNERS - 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, March 28th!  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 COURTEOUS MANNERS.  When we recognize and encourage students to use COURTEOUS MANNERS 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 receive COURTEOUS MANNERS from others.

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



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 you know that uses COURTEOUS MANNERS. What did he/she do? 

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

WSIS Cougars that use 
COURTEOUS MANNERS
can change the world!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Talkin' Tuesdays - March 27, 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, March 27th!! 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. Rossingnol, 3rd grade classroom teacher from our Warm Springs Intermediate school family:   




Thank was "PAW"some!  Thank you for sharing your special friend with us Mrs. Rossingnol!

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 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:


"What is your family heritage? From where did your ancestors come?"


Wait, that's not so hard, right?  "Heritage"...what does that mean?  Did your relatives come from another country, state, or town?  Did anyone you are related to live in another place before Berkeley Springs?

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My ancestors were from Ireland.  The McBee family came to Morgan County to work on the railroad.  My great-great-great grandfather, with his brothers, were given a land grant from the King.  My mom and dad still live there today.  
Here is a fun picture of me with my Aunt Marion, my dad, and my mom. 

Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us about YOUR family heritage!  Did you, your parents, or grandparents always live in Berkeley Springs?    Maybe you live with another family?  Tell us about the places you know about.  I was born in Berkeley Springs too!  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, March 24, 2018

Makin' Music Mondays - March 26, 2018

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

Welcome to Positive Actions Community Character Vlogcasts!  Today is Monday, March 26, 2018!!! 

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.

Today, Mrs. Hott will be in Philadelphia, PA, to participate in Health Union's Writers Conference.  This workshop is a writers training to develop skills to create caring communities.  Look!


Pretty cool, right?!  See how sharing your unique story, using memory and intellectual positive actions, can help others!?  YOU can too!

This week for your morning "community character vlogcasts," you will see from our awesome school family - Ms. Rossignol!  YAY!   Also, we will watch and learn about a positive action that helps us follow the Golden Rule...COURTESY!  Using GOOD MANNERS shows others that we value them and also that we want to be treated with the same respect. 

Now, for today's vlogcast, we will see our magical, musical sing-along with a featured school family community group!  Appearing for their world premiere, debut perfectly positive version of Mr. Cable's Cougar Creed, I am pleased to introduce to you a PAWsome group from our school community! Please welcome....

Ms. Fox's 3rd Graders





  Our teachers and/or students are invited to strum-along with their new instruments and jam with your school community 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!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Community Cougars...that CARE!!! Mar 23, 2018

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, March 23rd!! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  Today, we will meet another amazing friend from Roy's Service Center in Berkeley Springs, WV.  Meet Chantel!!!

Chantel loves working with the public!  You can often find her taking orders at Betty Lou's Cafe!  And, guess what?!  She greets each and every customer with a SMILE!  Smiling 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!

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, March 22nd! 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):

FRIENDSHIP

Tell your teacher what you think the word "FRIENDSHIP" means. 
"when two, or more, people get along with mutual respect, support and trust for each other's likes and differences"

FRIENDSHIP.  What does "FRIENDSHIP" look like?  When children are included in activities, they are being a good friend to others.  This is a positive action.   Watch this video:





I LOVE this video!  Why?  Because Mrs. Hott was typically the last person picked to play sports!  Sure!  My friends always were ready for me to help them with school; but when it came to sports, "shorty" was not the first friend on anyone's list.  
But, that's ok!  I may have been a little late trying out my athletic abilities, (like 49 when I began to train for a half marathon!), but I always tried to encourage others to play games with us too.
Think of a time when you felt "left out."  How did this make you feel?  (sad, angry...)  Remember this feeling, so if you ever see someone alone, maybe during recess, try to be a friend today and invite them to play along 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 positive actions start with...


YOU!

Cougars that show FRIENDSHIP 
can change the world!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Talkin' Tuesdays - March 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, March 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. Rossingnol, 3rd grade classroom teacher from our Warm Springs Intermediate school family:   




Thank was "PAW"some!  Thank you for sharing your special friend with us Mrs. Rossingnol!

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 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:


"What was your worst accident or, 
your biggest boo boo?"


Wait, that's not so hard, right?  But once you have remembered what your worst accident or biggest boo boo was, I want you to also include WHY it was your worst accident, what happened?

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My worst accident happened to me when I was in the third grade.  I was riding a horse when we walked over a yellow jacket's nest in the ground.  Well, the bees got angry, flew out, and STUNG the horse I was on.  The, the horse got angry at the bees that were stinging him.  Then the horse got angry because I was riding him.  Next, he started bucking like crazy and threw me off through the air!  

I landed on a rock and knocked my front tooth out.  It was the worst boo boo I've ever had.  And see.....?  I still am missing that front tooth!
I ended up needing braces TWO times!

Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us YOUR favorite bedtime and why!   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, March 17, 2018

Makin' Music Mondays - March 19, 2018

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

Welcome to Positive Actions Community Character Vlogcasts!  Today is Monday, March 19, 2018!!! 

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.

Today, Mrs. Hott will be in Washington, DC, for the Parkinson's Policy Forum when Dannypoo, with Violet, will meet our Senators to ask them to fund brain research.  So, I will not see our third and forth graders in the Cougar Den.  But...here is something cool!  LOOK!  Channel 25 did a story about us...see here:


Pretty cool, right?!  See how sharing my unique story, using memory and intellectual positive actions, can help others!?  YOU can too!

This week for your morning "community character vlogcasts," you will see from our awesome school family - Ms. Rosignol!  YAY!   Also, we will watch and learn about that HELPING OTHERS is a Positive Actions, especially when the "others" may have made you angry.  We will raise student assets, learning to "invite & include" others with a vlog about FRIENDSHIP.  And finally, Fun Friday takes us back this week to Roy's Service Center and Betty Lou's Cafe with the super smiley, Chantel Cain!

In the Cougar Den, we will continue to focus on Positive Actions for our INTELLECTUAL WELLNESS, reviewing those great value words, CURIOSITY, CREATIVITY, KNOWLEDGE, and PROBLEM SOLVING (or challenges!).  This week, we talk about "training your brain" using MEMORY!  YOU will find a memory challenge from a very special friend, Ms. Sheima, who has a SURPRISE for YOU (for 3rd & 4th grades)!!!  In 5th grade, we will build a MEMORY LANE!  Exercises for our brain to boost intellectual wellness helps us all with social and academic achievement!

Now, for today's vlogcast, we will see our magical, musical sing-along with a featured school family community group!  Appearing for their world premiere, debut perfectly positive version of Mr. Cable's Cougar Creed, I am pleased to introduce to you a PAWsome group from our school community! Please welcome....

Ms. Edwards's 4th Graders





  Our teachers and/or students are invited to strum-along with their new instruments and jam with your school community 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!

Helping Others -- 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, March 21st!  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 HELPING OTHERS.  When we HELP others, 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 receiving HELP too.

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



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 HELP you. What did he/she do? 

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

WSIS Cougars that HELP
can change the world!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Community Cougars...that CARE!!! March 16, 2018

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, March 16th!! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  Today, we have a very special mother and daughter team from Roy's Service Center in Berkeley Springs, WV.  Meet Buffy Farris, with her super sweet mom, Cindy Hovermale!!

Ms. Cindy loves Morgan County!  Her dad, Roy, started the family business many years ago.  She often helps people in our community by sharing love.  Both Ms. Cindy and her daughter, Buffy, say that to care for others and to share - even before being asked to - is important to have a Caring Community!  This also applies to here in the classroom!  Sharing 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!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Respect -- 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, March 15th! 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):

RESPECT 


What does "RESPECT" look like?  In order to better understand respect, today's video shows us some pretty awesome examples in a school.  We will be taking a look at respect for a few weeks.  For today, Positive Action wants you to first put on your "spy" glasses to look for students showing respect.  Each time you see "respect" happening, high five a friend near you.  If you want, you can pause the video and write in your Positive Action folder the "respect" you discovered.  Watch this video:




Did you see students showing respect?  Let's list them together:
1)
2)
3)
4)
Great job "spying" Positive Actions!  Now, I want you to look for respect here in your school 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 positive actions start with...


YOU!

Cougars that show RESPECT 
can change the world!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

KINDNESS - Value Video "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, March 14th!  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 show KINDNESS.  When we recognize and encourage KINDNESS 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 KINDNESS :




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 KINDNESS. What did he/she do? 

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

WSIS students that are KIND
can change the world!

Talkin' Tuesdays - March 13, 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, volunteers 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, March 13th!! 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. Steve Hovermale!  I am sure you will recognize Mr. Hovermale -- It's Connor's dad!  He is a Watch DOG dad volunteer here at Warm Springs Intermediate School.  And guess what?  Maybe you recognize Mr. Steve in Berkeley Springs too....he is the Store Manager at our local Rite Aid!   




That was "PAW"some!  

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 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:


"What is your favorite FLOWER?"


Wait, that's not so hard, right?  After you tell us what your favorite flower is, also share WHY you like that flower.

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite flower is a dandelion!  I like dandelions because, they have an awesome name, don't they?  "Dande" is such a fun sounding word, and "lion" are pretty cool cats, right?  Look at this:

Oh sure, I know that some may feel that dandelions are weeds; but, I actually love their bright yellow color, watching their seeds travel through the air, and remember many hours making necklaces from dandelions.  

Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us YOUR favorite flower and why!   1, 2, 3,... 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 me, 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, March 11, 2018

Makin' Music Mondays - March 12, 2018

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

Welcome to Positive Actions Community Character Vlogcasts!  Today is Monday, March 12, 2018!!! 

WELCOME BACK!!! I'VE MISSED YOU!

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.

This week for your morning "community character vlogcasts," you will see our awesome volunteer - Mr. Steve!  YAY!   Also, we will watch and learn about how KINDNESS is a Positive Actions.  You will follow a school video and search for RESPECT.  And finally, Fun Friday takes us this week to Roy's Service Center and Betty Lou's Cafe with the super friendly, Ms. Cindy Hovermale and Ms. Buffy Farris!

In the Cougar Den, we will continue to focus on Positive Actions for our INTELLECTUAL WELLNESS, reviewing those great value words, CURIOSITY, CREATIVITY, KNOWLEDGE, and PROBLEM SOLVING (or challenges!).  This week, we talk about "training your brain" using MEMORY!  YOU will find a memory challenge from a very special friend, Ms. Sheima, who has a SURPRISE for YOU (for 3rd & 4th grades)!!!  In 5th grade, we will build a MEMORY LANE!  Exercises for our brain to boost intellectual wellness helps us all with social and academic achievement!

Now, for today's vlogcast, we will see our magical, musical sing-along with a featured school family community group!  Appearing for their world premiere, debut perfectly positive version of Mr. Cable's Cougar Creed, I am pleased to introduce to you a PAWsome group from our school community! Please welcome....

Ms. Faith's 3rd Graders



  Our teachers and/or students are invited to strum-along with their new instruments and jam with your school community 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!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Community Cougars...that CARE!!! March 9, 2018

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, March 9th!! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  Meet Mrs. Darlene Nurango!!

Ms. Darlene also works at Kesecker Realty in Berkeley Springs, WV. She is the Office Manager for a very busy office where it is important to be organized and responsible.  That 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!

How to Disagree - 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, March 8th! 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:

HOW TO DISAGREE

Tell your teacher what you think the word "DISAGREE" means. 
"to have or or express a different opinion"

DISAGREE.  What does "DISAGREEMENT" look like?  Sometimes it can.not.be.pretty...right?!  But, when we take a look at what Kid President has to say, maybe....just maybe we can learn "how to disagree" using Positive Actions...  Teachers, please pause and discuss important steps on HOW TO DISAGREE.  Watch this video:



Stop.
Breathe.
LOVE.
That was my favorite thing Kid President said about "How to Disagree."  What was yours?
Let's review so we can follow and share Kid President's steps!  If needed, rewind, rethink, and re-talk!
1) It's our Golden Rule:  Treat people like they're people!
2) LISTEN
3) Pause, Breathe, LOVE
4) Are you stuck?  Distract.  What does this mean?
5) Acceptance
(discuss video, engage students in what Kid President suggests)

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 know HOW TO DISAGREE  
can change the world!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Optimism - 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, March 7th!  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 show OPTIMISM.  When we recognize and encourage OPTIMISM 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 OPTIMISM :


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 Optimism. What did he/she do? 

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

WSIS Cougars that have OPTIMISM
can change the world!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Makin' Music Mondays - March 5, 2018

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

Welcome to Positive Actions Community Character Vlogcasts!  Today is Monday, March 5, 2018!!! 

WELCOME BACK!!! I'VE MISSED YOU!

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.

This week for your morning "community character vlogcasts," you will see our awesome volunteer - Mr. Steve!  YAY!   Also, we will watch and learn about how CONFIDENCE is a Positive Actions.  You will watch Kid President review some timely tips on "HOW TO DISAGREE".  And finally, Fun Friday takes us this week to Keesecker Realty with super friendly, Mrs. Darlene Nurango!

In the Cougar Den, we will continue to focus on Positive Actions for our INTELLECTUAL WELLNESS, reviewing those great value words, CURIOSITY, CREATIVITY, KNOWLEDGE, and PROBLEM SOLVING (or challenges!).  This week, we talk about "training your brain" using MEMORY!  YOU will find a memory challenge from a very special friend, Ms. Sheima, who has a SURPRISE for YOU!!!  Exercises for our brain to boost intellectual wellness helps us all with social and academic achievement!

Now, for today's vlogcast, we will see our magical, musical sing-along with a featured school family community group!  Appearing for their world premiere, debut perfectly positive version of Mr. Cable's Cougar Creed, I am pleased to introduce to you a PAWsome group from our school community! Please welcome....

Ms. Faith's 3rd Graders



  Our teachers and/or students are invited to strum-along with their new instruments and jam with your school community 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!

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!...