Monday, January 28, 2019

Talkin' Tuesdays - Jan. 29, 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 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, Jan. 29th!! 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 Mrs. Avey, Reading Specialist teacher from our Warm Springs Intermediate school 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 family fun night?


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

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite family fun night is playing board games, like Apples to Apples.  Have you ever heard of it?  Apples to Apples is a board game of comparisons.  It is a fun game to play with family and friends. (I like it because Violet is crazy good at this game and can make up the funniest comparisons that get us all laughing.)  It looks like this - Check this out:


Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us YOUR favorite board game and why!  Let's discover...

That was awesome too!  You ALL just did a positive action by sharing something about yourself.  It is positive because it helps us to better understand each other. 

To close, we will finish Talkin Tuesdays with a chance for you to share something important with your teacher.  Is there something you feel like "if my teacher only knew...." it would help her/him understand you better?  What is new this week you can tell your teacher?  For example, if my teacher knew how hard I tried or I really did do my best on our spelling words, you may feel more positive!  Or, if my teacher only knew why I was late again, maybe she/he can help me, etc.

In your Positive Action folder, you will find a Talk It Out Tuesday page.  Here, write one thing down you wish your teacher knew about your week.  Sometimes it helps to get our thoughts together when we write it down.  And, if you need to talk later, just ask your teacher, parent, friend, 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, January 26, 2019

Makin' Music Mondays - Jan. 28, 2019

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

Welcome to Positive Actions Community Character Vlogcasts!  Today is Monday, January 28, 2018!!! 


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

Look at this:
"Paw"some, right!?  Last weekend, did you see the "super, wolf, red, moon eclipse"? Isaac, Levi, and I followed the moon rising that day until the eclipse occurred.  It was amazing.  Are YOU curious about moons?  See more cool NASA info on this Moon Link.

This week for your morning "community character vlogcasts," you will see Mrs. Avey tell us what inspires her, meet a caring delivery man who is COURTEOUS in a very unique way, see a little boy who has to make important DECISIONS on the moon, and watch our friend Mr. Luke, who shows up for Fun Friday. I hope you enjoy these vlogcasts!

In the Cougar Den, Positive Actions, we will focus on Positive Actions for our INTELLECTUAL WELLNESS, as we "launch" into PAWsitive Actions that are great for our BRAINS!  When we choose to do good stuff for our brains, we will help to improve our well being, and watch our academic achievements improve too!  

Now, for today's vlogcast, we will see our magical, musical sing-along with our school family community group...our 3rd and 4th graders from 2018!  Please welcome the....

Warm Springs Intermediate School's
3rd and 4th GRADERS


  Our teachers and/or students are invited to strum-along with their new instruments and jam with your school community and sing loudly 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!!!  Did you sing louder than Mrs. Hott?  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 are POSITIVE
can change the world!

Video Vlog "V"ednesday - Jan. 30, 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, Jan. 30th!!  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 (and adults) who are positive when they are CREATIVELY COURTEOUS.  What does that mean?  Being CRETIVELY COURTEOUS is going out of your way to show respect for someone else in a new way.  When we choose to creatively courteous, 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 is choosing to CREATIVELY COURTEOUS:



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

Discuss which person showed a Positive Thought?  What did the package man do?

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 was CREATIVELY COURTEOUS to you. What did he/she do? 

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

WSIS Cougars that are 
CREATIVE AND COURTEOUS
CAN CHANGE THE WORLD!

DECISIONS Jan. 31, 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, Jan. 31st! Wow... so, today's vlogcast features a special character, the moon, with a positive little boy.  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(s):

DECISIONS

Tell your teacher what you think the word "DECISION" means. 
"a conclusion or resolution that is reached after consideration or thought about the situation"

DECISIONS.  What do "decisions" look like?  Well....Today's community vlogcasts takes a look at student planning and decision making by watching a character faced with conflicting influences yet makes positive choices that contribute to his tiny community. When a student thinks about making positive decisions and is ususally happy with the results of his or her outcome, that is raising your developmental asset #32 - for positive PLANNING AND DECISION MAKING. 
Watch this video, then talk about the several decisions that face the little boy: 



Let's talk about it!
What DECISIONS did the young boy face in this video?  Raise your hand when you think of a decision you saw. 
(possible answers:  how to wear the hat, what to do while waiting, which tool to use, etc.)
Who influenced the choices the boy made? 
(possible answers: the old man, and the large dad, etc)

Let's think about it!
Every day, you are also faced with DECISIONS.  
1) In conversation, you decide, or choose, which words to use.  Think about your words before you talk and DECIDE if your word selection is positive.  
2) In actions, you decide, or choose, whether to be positive.  
Think about what Your decisions will reflect not only your character today, but also generate good feelings that will help you grow up to be a positive student.  
Only YOU can CHOOSE to make positive DECISION.



And remember, it is also important to know that here at Warm Springs Intermediate School, we are all part of a "cougar community" where positive actions, and DECISIONS! start with...
YOU!

WSIS Cougars that make positive DECISIONS
can change the world!

Community Cougars that CARE!!! Feb. 1, 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 at
Warm Springs Intermediate School


I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, February 1st! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  Meet Mr. Luke Christie!!  Another one of my favorite people in the entire universe, Mr. Christie is amazing!

We found Mr. Christie in his office at State Farm Insurance where he had just returned from meeting with a home owner.  He is a resident of Morgan County and LOVES all things Berkeley Springs!  Listen to what Mr. Christie shares about his day doing Positive Actions.
  
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!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Community Cougars that CARE!!! - Jan. 25, 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 at
Warm Springs Intermediate School


I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, January 25th! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  Meet Mrs. Paula Osbourne!!  One of my favorite people in the entire universe, Ms. Paula is amazing!

Ms. Paula always, and I mean always, has a smile and a hug every time I see her in the community!  Want to know something pretty cool?  Ms. Paula was the tennis coach way back when my daughter, Caity, was a part of BSHS first ever tennis team!  And, that was in 2005!  Ms. Paula is still playing tennis with the youth of our community because she cares about YOU!  
  
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, January 23, 2019

PEERS on Jan. 24, 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, Jan. 24th! 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(s):

PEERS

Tell your teacher what you think the word "PEERS" means. 
"a person of the same age and similar ability as another"

PEERS.  What do "peers" look like?  Well....take a look around your classroom.  Those sitting around you, classmates with similar age and abilities, friends with similar likes, from similar places (Morgan County), these are your PEERS.  Positive PEER influence helps us to make positive choices.  When our friends model positive and responsible behavior, this helps us to also have positive actions.  And, when you see friends like Pooh and Christopher Robin, peers (or positive friends) help encourage, support, and care for each other.  Watch this video:



When we hear our PEERS say positive words like this...
"Silly 'ole bear, 
you are braver than you believe
and stronger than you seem
and smarter than you think
but the most important think is
even if we're apart, 
I will always be with you"

...it helps us to have positive feelings about ourselves.

(Say Christopher Robins's lines together.)

Think of a peer, or friend in your classroom.  Today, tell them something positive like (or the same as) what Christopher Robin said to Pooh!

And remember, it is also important to know that here at Warm Springs Intermediate School, we are all part of a "cougar community" where positive actions start with...
YOU!

WSIS Cougars that have positive PEERS 
can change the world!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Video Vlog Vednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 - Beeeee...NICE!

...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, Jan. 23rd!!  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 (and adults) who are positive when they are NICE.  What does that mean?  Being NICE is choosing to think of someone else's needs before yours'.  When we choose to BE NICE, 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 is choosing to BE NICE:



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 was NICE to you. What did he/she do? 

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

WSIS Cougars that are NICE
can change the world!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Teacher Talkin' Tuesday - Jan 22, 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 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, Jan. 22nd!! 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. Faith, 3rd grade classroom teacher from our Warm Springs Intermediate school 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 tv show?


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

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite tv show is The Brady Bunch.  Have you ever heard of it?  Well, when I was in elementary school, we watched the Brady Bunch all.the.time!  I loved watching the Brady Bunch because it was fun to see other kids growing up, like me!  And, they had a fancy house -- and a maid named Alice!  I thought that was really crazy!  

Look....here is the intro.  (Maybe you've seen an episode?)

Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us YOUR favorite television show and why!  Is it Steven Universe?  Big Bang Theory?  Let's discover...

That was awesome too!  You ALL just did a positive action by sharing something about yourself.  It is positive because it helps us to better understand each other. 

To close, we will finish Talkin Tuesdays with a chance for you to share something important with your teacher.  Is there something you feel like "if my teacher only knew...." it would help her/him understand you better?  What is new this week you can tell your teacher?  For example, if my teacher knew how hard I tried or I really did do my best on our spelling words, you may feel more positive!  Or, if my teacher only knew why I was late again, maybe she/he can help me, etc.

In your Positive Action folder, you will find a Talk It Out Tuesday page.  Here, write one thing down you wish your teacher knew about your week.  Sometimes it helps to get our thoughts together when we write it down.  And, if you need to talk later, just ask your teacher, parent, friend, 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!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Community Cougars...that CARE!!! Jan. 18, 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 at
Warm Springs Intermediate School


I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, January 18th! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  Meet Jeff Yost!!  Mr. Jeff Yost is the Meat Department Manager of Food Lion Berkeley Springs.

I see Mr. Yost all.the.time!  In fact, he helped me find some special crab legs for my mom's birthday last year when she was 77!  Have you seen him?  Be sure to say "thanks" for his Positive Actions...he works hard every day!  Just like you do in school!
  
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, January 16, 2019

Relationships - 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, Jan. 17th! 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(s):

RELATIONSHIP

Tell your teacher what you think the words "RELATIONSHIP" means. 
"the way in which two or more people are connected"

Look at this picture.  What do you notice?


Were you surprised at all the different colors?  (LOL!) Mrs. Hott's favorite Broadway show says "Together we can defy gravity, for good!" This week every year, we talk about a famous man, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was an activist and leader in the civil rights movement not so long ago.  Look at this:

Remember this WSIS Cougars, when YOU choose to care about ALL students in your classroom, regardless of what color they may be, who their friends are, what their gifts are, you are choosing to love and not hate.  That is a Positive Actions that will give you good feelings.

And....

Remember, it is a Positive Action to do what is RIGHT, not what is easy.  Being KIND and saying "hi" to ALL others, helps our community build positive relationships, especially those who are different from you. 

RELATIONSHIP.  What does "RELATIONSHIP" look like?  Positive relationships with teachers and students provide a caring, encouraging environment.  A caring school climate helps to raise student assets.  Watch this video:




What did this school do to encourage a positive relationship?  Think about a positive relationship you recognize at your school.  (share with your teacher).  One way to help build positive relationships is to try to do what we can to stop bullying.  What are some things we can do if we see a friend being bullied?

And remember, it is also important to know that here at Warm Springs Intermediate School, we are all part of a "cougar community" where positive actions start with...


YOU!

WSIS Cougars that surround themselves in positive RELATIONSHIPS can change the world!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Talkin' Tuesdays - Jan. 15, 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 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, Jan. 15th!! 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. Lykins, 5th grade classroom teacher from our Warm Springs Intermediate school 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:


"Who is your favorite cartoon?"


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

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite cartoon is Charlie Brown.  I really love the holiday episode where all the characters dance along on stage because the keyboard is fun, and the children crack me up!  Each one doing the cutest dances ever!  And, I love when Snoopy starts jamming at the end.  I can relate for how he feels.  You see, I am a terrible dancer yet I am never afraid to dance my toes off.  And when I do, I kinda feel like Snoopy.  Maybe that is why this is my favorite cartoon!  Watch this:


Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us YOUR favorite cartoon and why! Is it Steven Universe? (Levi likes that.)  Or, what do you think about Phineas and Ferb? Maybe this:

Time to discover...share what is YOUR favorite cartoon now...

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!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Makin' Music Mondays - Jan. 14, 2019

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

Welcome to Positive Actions Community Character Vlogs!  Today is Monday, January 14, 2019!!! 



Burrrr....it sure has been cold!  

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

For your morning "community character vlogcasts," you will meet caring people, and discover the character values ACHIEVEMENT and RELATIONSHIP! These are two super cool Positive Action words. I hope you enjoy these vlogcasts!  In the Cougar Den Classrooom, Mrs. Hott returns with a lesson about brain wellness and Curiosity because being curious about the world around us improve our intellectual wellness.

Now, for today's vlogcast, we will see our magical, musical sing-along with our school family community group...our 3rd and 4th graders return from last year!  

  Our teachers and/or students are invited to strum-along with their instruments and jam with your school community and sing loudly 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!!!  Did you sing louder than Mrs. Hott?  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 are POSITIVE
can change the world!

ACHIEVEMENT - Video Vlog "V"ednesday

...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, Jan. 16th! 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 people who are positive when they try to ACHIEVE.  With our student community knee deep in projects for either the Social Studies or Science Fairs, many of you may experience frustrations or feelings like "Why do we need to do all this work?" or "What's it all for anyway?"  

But by participating in such activities, whether it be a research project, school academics, creative groups like dance, theater, arts or cheering, to athletics like basketball to soccer, each step we take to explore our CURIOSITY help us to discover what we like and what we are good at doing.  Each of you have a unique gift or talent; and, being curious about the world around you is a POSITIVE ACTION!  So, as you are participating in activities that promote daily ACHIEVEMENTS, you are preparing to have a positive future.

When we recognize and encourage ACHIEVEMENT in our world, we are making positive choices to become students with good moral and ethical qualities, helping us to achieve personal excellence.  And, we also have positive feelings when we ACHIEVE.

Watch today's VALUE VIDEO VEDNESDAY, and talk about who illustrates ACHIEVEMENT :






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 accomplished an ACHIEVEMENT. What did he/she do? 

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

WSIS Cougars who TRY for ACHIEVEMENTS
can change the world!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Community Cougars that CARE! On Jan. 11, 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 at
Warm Springs Intermediate School


I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, January 11th! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  

Meet Lil!!  Ms. Lil is the Produce Manager of Food Lion Berkeley Springs.

Ms. Lil is in charge of the fresh produce for all of Food Lion.  From seasonal fruits to richly green veggies, she ensures that your fresh produce is perfect every day.  Her job requires knowledge of nutrition as well as assisting customers daily.  Ms. Lil works in my favorite section of the grocery store!
  
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!

DIVERSITY Jan. 10, 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, Jan. 10th! 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(s):

DIVERSITY

Tell your teacher what you think the words "DIVERSITY" means. 
"variety, or a range of many different people from different places"

DIVERSITY.  What does "DIVERSITY" look like?  It is diversity that makes our big world beautiful, filled with people from many different countries, all unique and wonderfully made!  Watch this video:



We live in a great big beautiful world full of people, all "diverse", coming from different places, ALL beautiful and unique. 

This classroom is diverse.  Think about it.  Talk about the unique differences you see here at school.  When we accept each other's differences, we can learn to cooperate better and treat others with care.  Many times, kids bully others just because they are different than themselves.  
Start today - instead of being afraid of our differences, let's accept and celebrate them!  Celebrate Diversity!
And remember, it is also important to know that here at Warm Springs Intermediate School, we are all part of a "cougar community" where positive actions start with...


YOU!

Cougars that celebrate DIVERSITY 
can change the world!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

IMAGINE - 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, Jan. 9th!  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 people who are positive when they IMAGINE.  When we recognize and encourage imagination in our world, we are making positive choices to become students with good moral and ethical qualities, helping us to achieve personal excellence.  And, we also have positive feelings when we IMAGINE.

Watch today's VALUE VIDEO VEDNESDAY, and talk about who illustrates imagination :




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 an imagination. What did he/she do? 

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

WSIS Cougars who IMAGINE the possibilities
can change the world!

Talkin' Tuesdays with Ms. Will, May 28, 2019

...where ALL students are  UNIQUE  and  Wonderfully  Made! Time for  POSITIVE ACTIONS ! Today is  TEACHER TALKIN TUESDAY  where we se...