Saturday, September 21, 2019

MoTo Monday on Sept. 23, 2019

...where ALL students are UNIQUE and Wonderfully Made!
  
Mrs. Hott and Mrs. Sheima are SUPER excited to share Positive Actions with Morgan County students because today, and each Monday, is when we "motor-up" YOUR school week and get ready for more PAWsome days of learning and growing... 
"MOTO Monday!"    
or, "Motovation Monday" where we will see a vlog to get our week "motored-up" with positive thoughts, actions, and feelings!

Look at this:

What do you see? Isn't it beautiful!?!  A tiny drop of water is a valuable resource to protect...and we live in a community that celebrates water!  Guess what!?!  YOU are a valuable part of our community that we can protect with PAWsitive Actions and we celebrate YOU!  This week, we will see that students can make positive decisions today to help each other have a better world tomorrow.  

Our PAWsitive Action "word of the week"is:  VALUABLE
And in Spanish:  VALIOSA
Try to say "valiosa"! 
For Positive Actions, we are learning about wonderful words that build our Social and Emotional Wellness to help us all get along (at home, school, and in the community), raise our student assets, build confidence, and improve our academics! 

VALUABLE is.....
     *of great worth
     *having desirable or esteemed character and qualities
     *feeling of meaning and importance

We'll talk more about this for today's Daily Vlogcast, so keep watching for a super sweet story of a tiny boat with big dreams!  You'll see that even the tiniest of ships floating on the same water are equally as important as those large ocean liners.....




Also this week, we will talk about the positive actions "RESPECT" and "SELF ESTEEM" -  As we work to define our self concept, we realize that each student is valuable, and equally worth of our respect.  Every student in Morgan County is a VALuABLE part of our community!

Positive Actions will appear in our schools 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:






Get Ready for a POSITIVE school day...filled with super scholars who are 
VALIOSA!
Stand up everyone!  
Push in those chairs!
and...sing along to the Positive Action Theme Song!




VALUABLE students
can change the world!

Look at this young girl!  Her name is Greta Thunberg. Greta is a Swedish environmental activist who is raising global awareness of the risks of climate change. She's a student using her VALUABLE voice to make a PAWsitive change!  YOU can too!!  You are VALUABLE!

Coming Soon....

Friday, Oct. 4, 6:00 p.m.
BSHS Auditorium
Admission is $5 adults/$3 students and seniors
Fundraiser to benefit WSIS
Call 258-0031 for questions

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Community that CARES with Jenna Hansroth on Sept. 20,2019

...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 in
Morgan County, WV!


I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, September 20, 2019!! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  Meet Ms. Jenna Hansroth! She owns a UNIQUE shop in Berkeley Springs where "kindness matters" and the walls beauty fills every corner!

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.)


NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH
Check.it.out!  Our FIRST "Gotcha" being PAWsitive Award goes to..... (drum roll please....)....

HENRY BROWN & LEE TWIGG
Nominated by Gavin Rucker for their friendship and for just being "nice" people!  CONGRATUALTIONS! Look for their Gotcha Being PAWsitive cards, the first for the school year, mounted on our PAW CRAWL!


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!
Stand up, and let's sing the MoCo Kids' Creed!

MoCo Students that are UNIQUE
can change the world!!!

Community Cougars that CARE! w/Patrick Arwood-Slate on Sept. 27, 2019

...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 in
Morgan County Schools


I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, September 27, 2019!! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  

Meet Patrick Arwood-Slate!!!  Mr. Patrick is a VALUABLE treasure in Morgan County!  A graduate of Berkeley Springs High School, he now greets customers with a beautiful smile over at Berkeley Springs Water, Inc., after living in New York City and studying opera, dance, and theatre!  Want to know something PAWsome, his mom and I were classmates at BSHS too!  She could also light up the room with her smile and bright blue eyes too.  Watch Patrick sparkle!

Here is today's video vlog from Mrs. Hott: 

(insert vid here)

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!
Stand up, and let's sing the MoCo Kids' Creed!


STUDENTS that CARE
can change the world!

Coming Soon....

Friday, Oct. 4, 6:00 p.m.
BSHS Auditorium
Admission is $5 adults/$3 students and seniors
Fundraiser to benefit WSIS
Call 258-0031 for questions

Talkin' Tuesday w/Ms. Fox for Sept. 24, 2019

...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 in
Morgan County, WV,  Schools!

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, September 24, 2019!! For each "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. Fox, a 3rd grade teacher from our Warm Springs Intermediate family....LOOK!  Our shirts match!: 



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 season?"


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

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite season is summer  because I LOVE when all my family comes to visit me in the summer.  Look!....Here we are (or, well some of us):


Here is another reason I LOVE summer...watch this!


"In Summer!"  (Did you hear me singing along?)

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

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!


Scholars who talk it out 
can change the world!

Value Vlog Vednesday, RESPECT for Sept. 25, 2019

...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, Sept. 25, 2019!  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 school community of students in Morgan County Schools.  

Today's video takes a look at a students who are positive when they RESPECT others.  We will talk about respect throughout the year.  When we use respect, we are making positive choices to become students with good moral and ethical qualities.  

Watch today's VALUE VIDEO VEDNESDAY, and talk about which students illustrate positive ways to RESPECT friends:




Let's talk about it.

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 RESPECT you. What did he/she do? 

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

Scholars that show RESPECT
can change the world!

Self Esteem for Sept. 26, 2019Raise 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, September 26, 2019! Today we will take a look at raising student asset #38, which focuses on a PAWsitive core concept, "students like and is proud to be the person that he or she is!"  -- super important positive action:

SELF ESTEEM

Tell your teacher what you think the words "SELF ESTEEM" means.
* "confidence in one's own worth or abilities"
* "self respect"
* "placing value on one's own self"


Self Esteem.  What does that look like?    Well, watch today's "Sweet Cocoon" and see how sometimes after we conquer difficult circumstances, we can transform into beautiful results with hard work and Positive Actions. Watch today's video...




Now, let's talk!  

Now, let's answer these questions:
1)  Who had a positive thought? (the two friends?  the worm?)

2)  Which person did a positive action?

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

4)  Describe the worm's self esteem?  Describe the butterfly's self esteem?

5)  Now, talk about YOUR self esteem.

Scholars that have a positive SELF ESTEEM
can change the world!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

EQUALITY for Sept. 19, 2019, 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, September 19, 2019! Today we will take a look at raising student assets and a super important positive action word:


EQUALITY

Tell your teacher what you think the word "EQUALITY" means.
* "social fairness or justice"
* "state of being the same"
* "every person has the same value"
"Equality is the idea that all people are equal, regardless of age, gender, orientation, ethnicity, race, disability, or religious background." 

We recognize, also, that our US Constitution protects ALL of us, regardless of our difference, and gives us all EQUAL rights as citizens.  Many people from all over the world come to the United States who are different.  It's a POSITIVE ACTION to treat each with EQUALITY!


Having equality.  What does that mean?   Watch today's video and listen to some students talk about "equality"...





Now, let's talk!  Let's all answer those questions too!
1)  What is equality?

2)  Should all people be equal?

3)  What should happen to people who don't treat others equally?

4)  Do you think that a "bully" feels equal to other students?  Why do you think a bully is a bully?

5)  If you see a bully, what can you do or say?


Take a look at the billboard below.  What do you think it means?



Morgan County students that 
REACH OUT with EQUALITY 
can change the world!

Finally, I am super excited to share with you the following vlog announcing our weeks 1-4 winners for "Where in Morgan County are PAWsitive Actions?"  Watch this:


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Value Vlog Vednesday - REACH OUT for Sept. 18, 2019 - and Where in Morgan County are PAWsitive Actions?

...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, Sept. 18, 2019!  On Wednesdays, we will be examining Value Video "V"ednesdays when we will take a look at positive values to help us grow into a caring community of students from Morgan County, WV.

Today's video takes a look at a students who are positive when they REACH OUT to be kind.  When we reach out, or make an effort to be positive to another person with kindness, we are making positive choices to become students with good moral and ethical qualities, and helping to make you feel good about yourself.

Watch today's VALUE VIDEO VEDNESDAY, and talk about which students illustrate positive ways to REACH OUT!  Then, watch the final 30 seconds to discover "WHERE IN MORGAN COUNTY ARE PAWSITIVE ACTIONS?" this week.  :




Let's talk about it.

Discuss which student showed a Positive Thought?

Which students showed a Negative 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 REACH OUT to you. What did he/she do? 

Today, Mrs. Hott wants you to do a Positive Action too!  If each one of us at school did just one Positive Action, we would reach out to 400 other people in Morgan County!  So, how can YOU reach out to someone today.  

I want each of you to think of someone YOU want to reach out to.  Know who it is?  A friend, parent, someone sad on the bus? Raise your hand when you have thought of someone to reach out to today.

Now, what can YOU do to reach out?  REACHING OUT is "to offer help or assistance" to another person. Maybe you can smile at someone!  Or, maybe you can help a friend with homework; read a book to your sibling; help mom with dishes tonight; or even invite a student who looks alone to sit with you!  What will you do today?

Go do it!

Be UNIQUE and REACH OUT to all.


Students who REACH OUT to others 
can change the world!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Talkin' Tuesday for Sept. 17, 2019

...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 in
Morgan County Schools, WV!

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, September 17, 2019!! 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 and Cutie the Cougar where we will get to meet Ms. Myers, a 4th grade teacher from our Warm Springs Intermediate School family.  We interviewed this special lady a few years ago as she was organizing a super POSITIVE gesture to students who needed supplies after a terrible flood.  Ms. Myers is a UNIQUE person with a PAWsitive heart for ALL children, near and far.  Watch this:

Our staff feature for today is a special teacher who was recently recognized a Morgan County's Teacher of the Year!  Congratulatios and meet Ms. Tia Myers!
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 dessert?"

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

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite dessert is warm CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES because (oh my goodness,...let's see...) my favorite dessert is warm chocolate chip cookies because I love to bake cookies.  When I make them, I just love the way it makes the whole house smell good!  It reminds me of every holiday when we make oodles of cookies to share with family.  

But, want to know a secret?  Sometimes, well, a lot actually...I manage to burn a batch of cookies!  Really, I do!  Want to see? 

So, what do you guys think?  Look tasty?  Well actually, what you see here even the dog wouldn't eat.  But Isaac had fun tossing them off the porch!
Check these out! (above)  These were supposedly peanut butter.  Not quite as bad, even my Dan ate these!  (or...maybe he was just really hungry!)


Even though I have managed to nearly burn my house down on several occasions, when I get a batch of chocolate chip done just right, ooooooh....let me tell you.... they will melt in your mouth!

Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us YOUR favorite dessert 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. (And, when you visit the Cougar Den or see Ms Sheima for Positive Actions, we have a surprise in your new folders to journal about your discoveries and feelings too!)

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 coming this year, you'll find a sweet new journal!  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, 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" with others at home, school, and our community.  "Talking it out" starts with one student at a time...and that is.....


YOU!


UNIQUE students who TALK IT OUT
can change the world!


(conclude today's Daily PAWSITIVE Action Vlogcast with this link about the Constitution)

Friday, September 13, 2019

MoTo Monday for Sept. 16, 2019

...where ALL students are UNIQUE and Wonderfully Made!
  
Mrs. Hott and Mrs. Sheima are SUPER excited to share Positive Actions with Morgan County students because today, and each Monday, is when we "motor-up" YOUR school week and get ready for more PAWsome days of learning and growing... 
"MOTO Monday!"    
or, "Motovation Monday" where we will see a vlog to get our week "motored-up" with positive thoughts, actions, and feelings!

Our PAWsitive Action "word of the week"is:  UNIQUE
And in Spanish:  UNICO
Try to say "unico"! 




For Positive Actions, we are learning about wonderful words that build our Social and Emotional Wellness to help us all get along (at home, school, and in the community), raise our student assets, build confidence, and improve our academics! 

UNIQUE is.....
     *being the only one,
     *one of a kind, 
     *being unlike anything else
     *always being yourself,
     *celebrating your differences, and
     *is a POSITIVE Action.   

We'll talk more about this for today's Daily Vlogcast, so keep watching for a super sweet princes!  Maybe you know her?


Also this week, we will talk about the positive value "EQUALITY" and learn that each of us are equally important, and we ALL matter.  

Positive Actions will appear in our schools 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:






Get Ready for a POSITIVE school day...filled with super scholars who are 
UNICO!
Stand up everyone!  
Push in those chairs!
and...sing along to the Positive Action Theme Song!






Students that are UNIQUE 
can change the world!

Stay tuned for tomorrow begins Constitution Week across the United States. Watch this:



Thursday, September 12, 2019

Community that CARES! on Sept. 13, 2019

...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 in
Morgan County, WV!

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Sept. 13, 2019!! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  

Today, we honor a super special "SENIOR" scholar who is a grandmother!  YES!  She has nine grandchildren, and even some GREAT grandchildren too!  She CARES for someone super special to Mrs. Hott......!  Watch this:
Next, take a look at some super senior scholars from Morgan County.  Listening to advice from our community elders helps to raise our developmental assets and succeed in school.  Watch this:


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 be HONEST with yourself and others! AND, changing the world starts with one student at a time...and that is.....


YOU!



(close with Morgan County Creed and sing along when ready!)

Students that are HONEST
can change the world!!!
News Flash !! News Flash !! News Flash
Join Relentless Robotics...It's fun!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

HONESTY: Sept. 12, 2019, 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, Sept. 12, 2019! 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:


HONESTY

Tell your teacher what you think the word "HONESTY" means.


To be HONEST means:
"free from deceipt, lies, untruths, to be sincere, 
 fairly earned, especially through hard work,
 morally correct, virtuous"
It is a POSTiVE ACTION to be HONEST!  

Meet another super "senior" scholar who lives in Morgan County; Mr. Sylvester Ziler!  He has a beautiful smile and positive advice for students about trucks!  Peterbuilt are his favorite; and he still wants a new truck. Here he is:


Now, watch this video with a positive HONESTY lesson:


Were you surprised?  I hope so!  

So, sometimes it is hard to do the right thing; but when we do, look how good it makes us feel to be HONEST.  And, when you think about it, the student who is HONEST really shows that he CARES for others too.  Because, how can the teacher know how to help them both if they are not honest on their exam?  Being honest is always a positive action!

Look at this picture and talk about what you see:


Students that are HONEST
 can change the world!


News Flash !! News Flash !! News Flash

Join Relentless Robotics...It's fun!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Value Vlog Wednesday, SENIOR SCHOLARS on Sept. 11, 2019

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

Today is VALUE VIDEO WEDNESDAY!  

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, September 11, 2019!  On Wednesdays, we will be examining Value Video "V"ednesdays when we will take a look at positive values to help us grow into a caring community of students in Morgan County Schools.  

Meet today's "Senior Feature" with Ms. Anna Miller!  A resident of War Memorial Extended Care Home, Ms. Miller wants all you girls to get an education first!  Find a job! Pay your own rent! Be independent BEFORE you settle down, "go be on your own" and see the world!  In other words, know how to support yourself.  Isn't she PAWsome!  Honest words.  Look:


Today's vlogcast celebrates a super senior citizen who's HONESTY with a special friend helps them become great friends.  Watch today's VALUE VIDEO VEDNESDAY, and talk about grandparents that encourage us to be POSITIVE with others:




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

Discuss which person showed a Positive Thought?

Who shows a Positive Action?

Did you hear some words of encouragement?  What were they? (Don't stop, keep going,...)

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 encourage you. Do you know a grandparent or "senior" scholar in YOUR community?
What did he/she do? 

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

And remember this....

Students that honor GRANDPARENTS
change the world!
(Note to teachers:  Since today is 9/11, here is a picture that may help students feel a sense of patriotism.  Please talk with children as you feel appropriate for their needs, always encouraging that our community strives for their safety every day.)
News Flash !! News Flash !! News Flash
Join Relentless Robotics...It's fun!

Monday, September 9, 2019

Talkin' Tuesdays on Sept. 10, 2019

...where ALL students are UNIQUE and Wonderfully Made!
Time for POSITIVE ACTIONS!

Today is TALKIN TUESDAY where we see that our school family of teachers, staff, and administrators care 
about the students in
Morgan County Schools!

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, Sept. 10, 2019!! Today, meet a super senior scholar who cares about YOU!  
This is Mr. Lloyd Albert Timmons, Sr.  He is 83 years old and lives in Morgan County.  His advice for Morgan County students is to "keep up the good work!"  That's encouragement!...a PAWsitive Action!  Thank you, Mr. Timmons.  He is also an artist from our community and surprised us with his gifts and talents!  See here.... (watch the school halls for an original work from Mr. Timmons coming soon!)




Since Sunday was Grandparent's Day, this week we continue to recognize "senior"scholars because their wisdom helps us choose Positive Actions!  Have you ever heard of "The Golden Girls"?  Well, I am sure your parents have!  Today, we have an interview with one of the oldest people I could find!  It is an actress who is now 97 years old, Betty White!  

I was sooo surprised when I saw this because Betty White loves one of my favorite foods too.  I imagine it is also many of yours.......!!!!  Watch this:

Let's "Talk it out!"  
1) How old was Betty White in this video?
2) What is her best advice she gave to us?
3) Tell a friend what Betty White said about being POSITIVE!
4) What is her favorite food?  LOL!!!

YOUR student assets are what will help you succeed here at school and as you grow up.  When we learn more from grandparents and senior scholars, 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. (That's called "inclusion".)

So, for our first "Talk It Out," we will start with something easy...I want you all to carefully think and answer this really supper hard question.  Are you ready?

"What is your favorite color?"

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

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite color is ORANGE because (oh my goodness, I LOVE orange...let's see...) my favorite color is orange because it reminds me of the sky at sunset.  Behind my house, our sky lights up in many mixtures of yellow, red, and orange.  Here is what it looks like:
Orange sky behind Mrs. Hott's House

Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us YOUR favorite color 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 (coming to you via the Cougar Den THIS week), we will have new journals.  Here, we can write things 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, school 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" with others at home, school, and our community.  "Talking it out" starts with one student at a time...and that is.....


YOU!
I LOVE the orange!


Students who talk it out can 
change the world!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Moto Monday, Sept. 9, 2019

...where ALL students are UNIQUE and Wonderfully Made!
  
Mrs. Hott and Mrs. Sheima are SUPER excited to share Positive Actions with Morgan County students because today, and each Monday, is when we "motor-up" YOUR school week and get ready for more PAWsome days of learning and growing... 
"MOTO Monday!"    
or, "Motovation Monday" where we will see a vlog to get our week "motored-up" with positive thoughts, actions, and feelings!

Our PAWsitive Action "word of the week"is:  HONESTY




For Positive Actions, we are learning about wonderful words that build our Social and Emotional Wellness to help us all get along (at home, school, and in the community), raise our student assets, build confidence, and improve our academics! HONESTY, or to be truthful and telling the truth even when it is hard, is a POSITIVE Action.  Why? Because we can be a trusted friend when we are HONEST, and our teachers need us to be HONEST in order to help us learn here at school.  We'll talk more about this for the Daily Vlogcast, so keep watching!

Cutie the Cougar met some PAWsome, and HONEST Grandparents yesterday in Berkeley Springs!This week, we will meet a special group of people from our community....GRANDPARENTS!
Since yesterday celebrated "Grandparent's Day" we will think about those special people who care for us.  Some of us get to know our grandparents, others may have special neighbors and friends who are senior citizens.  Remember, they have years and years of wisdom and knowledge to help guide us to follow positive actions too.  Take a look at this abuela, or grandmother: 

Isn't she beautiful?  Maybe you have seen her in a movie?  For today's vlogcast, Mrs. Hott found a sweet song to show the beautiful relationship between a child and his great-grandmother.  Here is today's video which includes lyrics too:

(In the event that that the site blocks a direct youtube video, just go to this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgpBt5STusE )

Positive Actions will appear in our schools 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:






Get Ready for a POSITIVE school day...filled with Kindness and HONESTY!
Stand up everyone!  
Push in those chairs!
and...sing along to the Positive Action Theme Song!





Students that celebrate grandparents and senior citizens
can change the world!

MoTo Monday on Sept. 23, 2019

...where ALL students are UNIQUE and  Wonderfully  Made!    Mrs. Hott and Mrs. Sheima are SUPER excited to share Positive Actions with...