Wednesday, October 31, 2018

FAMILY for Nov. 1, 2018 - 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, Nov. 1st! 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:


FAMILY

Tell your teacher what you think the word "FAMILY means.
"a group consisting of parents and children living together in a household"

Family.  What does "family" look like?  Watch this video:

"A call from a child in the middle of a busy day at work can be awkward. But calling your father between periods during a hockey game—well, it could be embarrassing especially if the request is for a bedtime nursery rhyme. Our father in this case obliges his young daughter. A moment made even more charming by the great song "Do You Believe In Magic" underscoring the fact that love isn't always convenient, but is appreciated forever. Love... Pass It On."

Each person student in this school is unique, right?  That means that each one of YOU have a unique FAMILY too.  Families come in all sizes and can include aunts, uncles, cousins, friends,...and neighbors!  In today's video, we see a dad making important time to talk to his daughter!

How did this dad show his daughter love and support?  
What about the team?  How did they show love and support?  (sometimes love can be positive teasing which shows support too)

Think about your FAMILY at home.  Some days are probably more positive than others, right?  What is just one positive action you can share about your family with a classmate? 

And remember, it is also important to know that here at Warm Springs Intermediate School, we are all part of a "cougar family" where the most important family member is...


YOU!

The WSIS Cougar FAMILY 
can change the world!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

SPORTSMANSHIP for Oct 31, 2018 - Value Video Vednesday

...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, Oct. 31st!  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 SPORTSMANSHIP.  When we are using SPORTSMANSHIP, 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 SPORTSMANSHIP:



Let's talk about it.  Were you surprised?  Why?

Discuss which student 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 show positive SPORTSMANSHIP. What did he/she do? 

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

WSIS Cougars that show SPORTSMANSHIP
can change the world!!!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Talkin' Tuesdays - Oct. 31, 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, October 30th!! 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. Butts, 4th grade classroom teacher from our Warm Springs Intermediate 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:


"What is your favorite book?"


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

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite book is Wonder by R.J. Palacio.  I LOVE this book, because it is about a boy who always finds the positive in his, well,... not so positive situation.  Have you read it?  It looks like this:

Image result for image of the book Wonder 


Does that look familiar?  If not, maybe you have heard about the recent movie with Julia Roberts.  She plays the mom in the story, and when I saw the trailer at the movies, well, let's just say Mrs. Hott needed some tissues.  Take a look:

"You can't blend in when you were born to stand out."
I love that!  Each of you at WSIS are born to stand out too...you are WONDERfully made!  

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

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, our counselor, 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!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Makin' Music Mondays - Oct. 29, 2018

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

Welcome to Positive Actions Community Character Vlogs!  Today is October 29th!!! 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 will discover that we each have beautiful, unique characteristics and DREAMS that are all important and valuable to our Cougar Community, here, at school, and at home.

Just a reminder, there will not be Positive Actions this week in the Cougar Den!  Enjoy your Fall Parties and School Assemblies!  And congratulations to our students for your cooperation during last week's evacuation drill! Great Teamwork Cougars!

On our vlogcasts, since this time of year some students are wrapping up a sports season (like soccer, cheer, football...) and entering in to new challenges (like maybe Biddy Buddy Basketball), we will look at SPORTSMANSHIP.   Did YOU know that our classrooms are much like a team?  Just by coming to school, you are part of a learning team, or as Mrs. Hott loves to suggest... a "FAMILY" at school where our goals are to work hard and try to do our best!

Today's vlogcast, is our musical sing-along with a group called the Tri-State Ukulectics.  Our teachers are invited to strum-along with the new instruments and jam with the words 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!!!  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! 

Our Cougar FAMILY that shows Positive
SPORTSMANSHIP
can change the world!

Community Cougars that CARE!!! Oct. 26, 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

NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH
Look at this!  Gotcha being PAWsitive....here are some WSIS Cougars sharing their treasures...check it out!


I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, October 26th!! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  Meet Ms. Terri Bliziotes.  She is anther very busy community member of Morgan County.  Not only does she help people by being a nurse, Ms. Bliziotes recently was the Director of the Morgan County Expo in July.

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, October 24, 2018

LISTENING - Oct. 25, 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, October 25th! 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:


NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH
Hey there Ms. Ditto!  A student "GOTCHA" being PAWsitive!  Here is your Gotcha Game Card for our WSIS "PAW CRAWL" for "opening the door for an elderly person during an emergency drill.  LOOK:
Did YOU see someone doing a PAWsitive Action?  Share your story with Mrs. Hott and celebrate with a GOTCHA being PAWsitive Game Card!  Just text or email me at ahottfamily@gmail.com!

Now, back to today's vlogcast:
LISTENING

Tell your teacher what you think the word "LISTENING" means.
* "to give attention to"
* "attend closely for the purpose of hearing"
* "to wait attentively for a sound"

To listen.  Listening.  Watch today's video...



At home, families can sometimes be too pre-occupied with stuff to do that they just do not slow down to LISTEN to each other.  When we do other activities than staring at cell phones, watching tv, or playing video games, we can have positive high-quality relationships with family members

Now, let's talk!  First, tell your teacher what happened in this video. Then, answer these questions:
1)  Who had a positive thought?

2)  Who did a positive action?

3)  Who has positive feelings at the end of this video?

4)  Why?

Cougars that are good LISTENERS 
can change the world!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Value Video "V"ednesday - DREAMS on Oct. 24, 2018

...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, Oct. 24th!  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 Living their Dreams.  When we recognize and encourage the importance to LIVE our dreams 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 Living your Dreams :



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 Live their Dreams. What did he/she do? 

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

WSIS Cougars who DREAM
can change the world!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Talkin' Tuesdays - Oct. 23, 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, October 23rd!! 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. Eric, of Maintenance and Custodial services from our Warm Springs Intermediate 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:


"What is your favorite breakfast food?"


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

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite breakfast food is Eggs Benedict.  I LOVE this breakfast food, because it is a tradition at our house to celebrate our wedding anniversary with an eggs benedict breakfast! Have you ever tried it?  Check this out:

Image result for image of eggs benedict 


Ok, so who is hungry now?  The only item missing here from my favorite breakfast food would be a pile of tator tots!  Who likes tator tots?!

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

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. Elias, 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!

Look at this!
Tomorrow, wear something orange to support bully prevention with schools all over the USA!  Let's all stand together for KINDNESS!!!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Makin' Music Mondays - Oct. 22, 2018

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

Welcome to Positive Actions Community Character Vlogs!  Today is October 22rd!!! Mrs. Hott is SUPER excited to share Positive Actions with Morgan County students because today, and each Monday, is "Makin' Music Mondays!" 

Look at this!
This Wednesday, wear something orange to support bully prevention with schools all over the USA!  Let's all stand together for KINDNESS!!!

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 will discover that we each have beautiful, unique characteristics and DREAMS that are all important and valuable to our Cougar Community here at school, and at home.

In our Positive Actions classroom time in the Cougar Den for this week, we will identify an action to build our self concept and we will be exploring new frontiers about our DREAMS, and positive choices to help us reach our dreams. Also, we learn that LISTENING to things like positive encouragement can help us to achieve our dreams and can even mean turning off those "Negative Nellys".  All this while discovering our individual self concepts that create our diverse PAWsitive community.  

When you return this week to the Cougar Den, we will see some TREASURES in our community...VETERANS!  Coming soon, our nation will celebrate Veterans on November 11th.  We will be creating placemats for our local restaurants and the luncheon at the American Legion.






Today's vlogcast, is our musical sing-along with a group called the Tri-State Ukulectics.  Our teachers are invited to strum-along with instruments and jam with the words 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!!!  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
LISTEN and DREAM
can change the world!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Community Cougars that CARE!...Oct. 19, 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


NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH
Mrs. Hott "GOTCHA" being PAWsome!  Here are some WSIS Cougars sharing their SUCCESS stories:
That was super PAWsitive!  Did YOU see a Positive Action this week?  Tell Mrs. Hott all about it and get a Gotcha Game Card to add to our WSIS "Paw Crawl" around the school.  Just text your story of video to Mrs. Hott, or email me at ahottfamily@gmail.com!

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, October 19th!! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  Meet Ms. Samantha Davis! She works in our County Clerks' Office at the Morgan County Courthouse!

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!)

Cougars that CARE
can change the world!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

INTEGRITY....Oct. 18, 2018! Raising the Roof....

on student assets!  

Where ALL students are UNIQUE and WONDERFULLY MADE!

Today is Raising Student Assets Thursday!

NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH
"GOTCHA" being PAWsitive!  
Look who received Gotcha Game cards from Ms Will!  Check out our growing "PAW CRAWL" around the school.  It begins in our PAWsitive Action Cougar Den and is spilling down the hallway.  Thank you Ms. Tammy and Ms. Malinda for helping our awesome staff!  
Did YOU see someone choosing a positive action?  
Just tell Mrs. Hott so we can celebrate our PAWsome community!




I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, October 18th! 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:


INTEGRITY

Tell your teacher what you think the word "INTEGRITY" means.
* "following moral and ethical principles"
* "soundness of moral character"
* "honesty"
* "to do the right thing, even if no one is looking or watching you, just because it is a positive action"

Having integrity.  What does that look like?  Watch today's video...




Now, let's talk!  First, tell your teacher what happened in this video. Then, answer these questions:
1)  What person had a positive thought?

2)  Which person did a positive action?

3)  Who has positive feelings at the end of this video?

4)  Where you surprised?  Why?

5)  What are some examples of showing CHARACTER and INTEGRITY? 
(being honest; not cheating on tests; telling the truth; following the cougar ways; not being a bully; helping students when they are sad; doing the right thing; playing and caring for everyone; and...<for example> if a students says to you "Don't talk or play with ____ !" YOU say, "No, that's not kind.  It will hurt their heart.  Let's have a positive character and be friends with everyone.")

Remember, when YOU do the RIGHT thing - even when no one is looking - THAT is integrity!  And, also when you do the right thing when you choose NOT to hurt someone else.

Mrs. Hott has a Positive Action assignment for each of YOU!  Today,  I want you to act with INTEGRITY!

Cougars that have INTEGRITY 
can change the world!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

CHARACTER - Oct. 17, 2018 Video Vlog Vednesday

...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, Oct. 17th!  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.  

NEWS FLASH**NEWS FLASH**NEWS FLASH
Look at this PAWsome Gotcha being PAWsitive Game Card:

"Our School is Awesome" from Ms. Will who sends a big thank you to our administration, Ms. Ditto, and Nurse Julie who helped during a medical emergency last week.  
See a Positive Action?  Send yours to Mrs. Hott too, and watch for more Gotcha Cards added to the "paw crawl" creeping around the school!  

Today's video takes a look at a student with a positive CHARACTER.  When we work on our character development, we are making positive choices to become student with good moral and ethical qualities.  

Watch today's VALUE VIDEO VEDNESDAY, and talk about which students illustrate CHARACTER:



Let's talk about it.

First of all, what is the Negative Action we see in this video? 

Ok, so...Mrs. Hott wants to discuss something important now.  After the student pushes the other's books on the hallway floor, that student then laughs and walks down the hall.  This makes me feel so sad at that moment.  Why do you think he laughs?


This video makes me upset when I see that negative action, knocking down his books AND when I see that student laughing.  He does NOT have a Positive CHARACTER.  Do you know that anytime we act this way, we are also negative too?  Maybe we have not pushed another student's books out of his hands in the hall; but, if we have EVER done something like.... 
*snickered at someone's else when they are embarassed; 
*excluded a student from something you are doing; 
*encouraged others not to play with her/him;
*told someone "Let's not talk to (so and so...)"' 
*called someone an inappropriate name; 
*refused to sit next to "her" or "him"; 
*refused to "share" with a certain student; or 
*ever laughed at someone who is hurt
YOU are not showing that you CARE and this is Negative CHARACTER.

Share if you have ever felt like the boy whose books get knocked down in front of all those kids.  What happened?  As you are remembering this and if you find yourself in a situation when a student is disrespecting you, Mrs. Hott wants you to say to yourself, "I am unique and wonderfully made!"  Walk away.  Seek students sharing Positive Character!  

Discuss which student 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 a Positive character and what that student or adult has done.  

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

Cougars that show Positive CHARACTER
can change the world!



Oct. 16, 2018 - Teacher Talkin' Tuesdays

...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, October 16th!! 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. Miller, assistant principal from our Warm Springs Intermediate 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:


"What is your favorite holiday?"


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

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.  I LOVE Thanksgiving because, on this day, I cook for many people from my family.  See here:

Looks yummy!

Kendall made this and it was AWESOME!

This is my Uncle George, with Aunt Marion and Caity's dog, Maisey.
This was his last Thanksgiving...he passed the next day.

And that is Dan NOT feeding Maisey at the table!

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

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, Ms. Kline, 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!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Makin' Music Mondays - Oct. 15, 2018

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

Welcome to Positive Actions Community Character Vlogs!  Today is October 15th!!! Mrs. Hott is SUPER excited to share Positive Actions with Morgan County students because today, and each Monday, is "Makin' Music Mondays!" 

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 will discover that we each have beautiful, unique characteristics that are all important and valuable to our Cougar Community here at school, and at home.

In our Positive Actions classroom time in the Cougar Den for this week, we will be exploring new things about our CHARACTER, being Cougars with INTEGRITY, and sharing our TREASURES -- YOU!! All this while discovering our individual self concepts that create our diverse PAWsitive community.  

So....guess what this week's Violet Value Word is?  TREASURE

Today's vlogcast, is a musical sing-along with a group called the Tri-State Ukulectics.  Our teachers are invited to strum-along or share with a student a uke, jam with the words 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!!!  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 who have 
CHARACTER and INTEGRITY
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!...