Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Talkin' Tuesdays w/Scarlet on May 1, 2018

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

Today is TALKIN TUESDAY where we see that our school family of teachers, staff, and community 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.

Welcome back to your school community!  I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, May 1st!! 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 another one of our own POSITIVE students.  She is in Ms. Myer's 4th grade classroom.  Listen as she talks about how she wants to help others when she grows up by doing nails AND being a car mechanic!  I can't wait for Friday when she meets Mr. Farris from Roy's!  Her name is Scarlet, and she follows Positive Actions too.  Watch!    

That was "PAW"some!  Thank you, Scarlet for telling us about your awesome POSITIVE ACTIONS, HELPING Mrs. Hott with her nails AND HELPING her dad feed that animals!!!  See?  Helping others shows that we CARE!

Student assets, and positive actions, are what will help you succeed here at school and as you grow up.  When we learn more about our community, 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:

"Who is your favorite teacher?"

Wait, that's not so hard, right?  If so, tell us who is YOUR favorite teacher,... and why.

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite teacher is (or was lol) Mr. Keenan!  Maybe you know him too?  I had Mr. Keenan when I was in the 4th grade.  Waaaay back then, Mr. Keenan taught at Widmeyer Elementary, which was where our Boys and Girls Club is now.  Maybe you have seen him?  He recently retired from many years of teaching here in Morgan County.  Morgan County still CARES about our students!  Here is his picture:
Mr. Keenan is my favorite teacher because when I was his student, I had to have an operation in the hospital.  Mr. Keenan came to visit me!  I will never forget it.  I was worried about missing school and when I saw him at the hospital, it really helped me to feel better.  Helping others feel better is a Positive Action.  It shows that you CARE!  

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


WSIS Cougars who talk it out 
can change the world!

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