Monday, May 21, 2018

Talkin Tuesdays with Tally Reed

...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 22nd!! For each "Teacher Talkin' Tuesday" in Positive Actions, we will meet a new member of our school community that cares about YOU!  

For today's Talkin' Tuesday, we see Mrs. Tally Reed with our Cutie the Cougar! Listen to Ms. Tally's journey from the youngest of five, to the mother of four, to an advocate for student achievement and community Fall Fitness founder, and finally, to a pharmacist, where she found her place to help others after watching her own mom's example from when she was a little girl.  To CARE for others is a Positive Action!  

By the way, the day Mrs. Hott and Cutie ran in to Ms. Tally at the Pharmacy, it was International Women's Day too!  Remember this girls (and boys!) CARE and HELP others, is a Positive Action!

Check it out!

That was "PAW"some!  Thank you, Mrs. Tally Reed!  

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:

"My favorite thing about school is______!"

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

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite thing about school is Positive Actions!  LOL!  I just LOVE coming to the Cougar Den and seeing you ALL online this year for our Daily Community Vlogcasts!  Remember, if you miss me and Cutie this summer, just long on to our school channel, or google us on youtube!

Click here:  WSIS Positive Action Youtube Channel

Or here:  Daily Community Vlogcast

Stop by and maybe you'll find us out and about in the community over the summertime too!  Who knows????  Keeping in touch is a Positive Action!

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