Thursday, August 30, 2018

Community Cougars...that CARE! Aug. 31, 2018

...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 31st!! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  


NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH

PAWsitive Actions has new content for this school year!  We will play something new called the "GOTCHA GAME"!  When YOU, or someone you know is caught doing a PAWsitive Action, I want to hear all about it and share that great news with our community!  

So, be looking for PAWsome PAWsitive Actions in YOUR home, school, and community; and, when you see it -- SHARE IT!  

Just ask your parent or guardian to record on their phone a quick cell phone message and email it to Mrs. Hott here:


ahottfamily@gmail.com

When you do, guess what?!?  YOU will get a GOTCHA CAME CARD mounted in the school with your positive value word that looks like this:
PAWsitive Action GOTCHA GAME CARD
And, Mr. Cable has a special PAWsome sticker, that looks like this:

We will collect YOUR PAWsome PAWsitive Actions, and make a "Cougar Footpath" across our school community.  Beginning today!..... Watch this:



Fun Friday features a special guest today who was a student in Morgan County Schools and recently moved away to go to college, Kat McLaughlin.  Guess what?  All over our communities at home, school, and even away, people are doing PAWsitive Actions!  Today's friend sent Mrs. Hott a message how she is RESPONSIBLE at her new school.  Have YOU seen a PAWsitive Action?  Have YOU been responsible this week?  Tell your teacher, and Mrs. Hott, all about it!  


Next, 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!)

NEWS FLASH**NEWS FLASH**NEWS FLASH
Look....a cool community Tailgate party coming to school!  Tell your families!  Free food!


WSIS Cougars that are RESPONSIBLE
can change the world!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Respect and Responsible....Aug. 30, 2018, 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 30th! 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!



Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Cougars that Care...in the Restrooms!

...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 29th!  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!!!  Sometimes BOTH the girls AND boys restrooms have seen negative actions.  We want to also be PAWsitive and act RESPONSIBLE in our restrooms, right!?

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!


WSIS Cougars that are RESPONSIBLE 
can change the world!
See you tomorrow for Raising Student Assets!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Cougars that Care...in the Hallways! August 27, 2018

...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 27th!  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.

Last week, we began to see that following the school Cougar Ways shows kindness to our school family and helps keep us safe!  This week, we will take a look at the Positive Action word, RESPONSIBLE!

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!




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.

(practice this Positive Action phrase!)

WSIS Cougars that are RESPONSIBLE
can change the world!


Cougars that Care...in the Cafeteria!

...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, showing us how to all use the Positive Action word, RESPONSIBLE.

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. 

What do you think would happen if students did not follow the Cougar Ways in the Cafeteria?

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!



WSIS Cougars that are RESPONSIBLE
can change the world!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Community Cougars that Care!...with Pete Gordon

...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 24th! 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)

WSIS Cougars that practice SAFETY
can change he world!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

CARING Makes a Difference - 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 23rd! 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 begin our school year looking at the Positive Action, SAFETY.  Safety is a doing acts that keep us healthy and unharmed.  WSIS wants ALL students to feel safe because we care about you!  A great way to stay safe is to follow the Cougar Ways and be kind to everyone!  If YOU are being KIND,.... we will all be safe!

 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?

Remember this:  YOU can make a difference!  When you show others that you CARE, it makes a HUGE difference in their day AND it makes YOU feel PAWsome too!

Cougars that try to practice SAFETY 
can change the world!




Building KIND 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 22nd!  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, (Library, Music, Art) including-like the Minions Video Vednesday-the Library, "Cougar Classroom Expectations!"





Next, we'll take a look at some PAWsome WSIS Cougars showing us KIND Cougar Classrooms!  Being kind and following the Cougar Ways helps us ALL to stay SAFE at school! Let's watch:


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! 
Because it gives us a positive feeling to following the classroom expectations that keep us safe and responsible.)

WSIS Cougars that are KIND to ALL help us have SAFETY....
CAN CHANGE THE WORLD!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Talkin' Tuesday - Creating a Positive Classroom Community with the Minions

...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 21st!  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 the movie 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. 


Wow....Mrs. Hott feels a little bad for the purple guy, don't you?  Wonder why?....
Let's talk about it for TALKIN TUESDAY.  
What did YOU notice?

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....
Cougars that are KIND and SAFE can 
CHANGE THE WORLD!





Thursday, August 16, 2018

Welcome to Positive Action

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


Today is August 20th!  The first day of school!!  


Our Morgan County Partnership with Mrs. Hott welcomes you back to school!  Positive Actions will appear in our school this year 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 sing along to MR. CABLE's COUGAR CREED!





Did you like that?  If you are in 3rd grade, you will get to learn this song with us too!  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 and SAFE
can change the world!

Monday, August 6, 2018

"WoooHooo" ... It's Time for "PAW"sitive Actions!



Back To School BASH

Mrs. Hott hopes your summer is PAWsome!  Cutie the Cougar and I will be at the "Back to School Bash" this Friday, August 10!  So, tell your families!

More details in the Morgan Messenger link above. 

See you there!

WSIS Cougars that CARE
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!...