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.
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. Steve Hovermale! I am sure you will recognize Mr. Hovermale -- It's Connor's dad! He is a Watch DOG dad volunteer here at Warm Springs Intermediate School. And guess what? Maybe you recognize Mr. Steve in Berkeley Springs too....he is the Store Manager at our local Rite Aid!
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 selves.
Here is what Mrs. Hott wants you to do each week. I will give you a completely different topic, and you will share with your teacher and friends something brand new or unknown about yourself! Just watch the discoveries...we may find that someone in our class we don't know very well may have something in common with us! Or, we may be completely and crazily different. And, guess what?!...That is OK! It is a Positive Action to learn about our community's likes and respect each other's differences.
So, for today's "Talk It Out," are you ready? Here is our discovery question:
Wait, that's not so hard, right? And, it's ok to share about something challenging, like a time maybe you got a not so good grade at school. And if you always get an "A" on your report card, tell us about a time something was hard or difficult at school.
I'll go first. Hi! My name is Mrs. Hott. My worse grade ever was when I was in college, I got a "D" in a class called "Ceramics". As an theater arts major, we had to take a visual arts class. Well, silly me picked Ceramics because I thought it would be fun. It sure WAS fun; but I discovered I was a much better drawer as an artist and not very skilled at ceramics.
Check this out...my vase NEVER looked this great!
I needed Ms. Ruggerio from WSIS Art room for help!
Pretty awesome, right? Now, it's YOUR turn! When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us YOUR favorite bedtime 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, 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.....