Tuesday, April 30, 2019

HELPFUL on May 1, 2019: 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, May 1, 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 cougar community of students at Warm Springs Intermediate School.  

Today's video takes a look at a people who are positive when they are HELPFUL.  When we are helpful, we are making positive choices to become students with good moral and ethical qualities, helping us to achieve personal excellence.  A great Positive Action to show that you are HELPFUL is to SHARE and be FAIR with others.  (And, you will receive the same!)

Watch today's VALUE VIDEO VEDNESDAY, and talk about who is HELPFUL:




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 help you work hard. What did he/she do? 

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

WSIS Cougars that are HELPFUL
can change the world!

Monday, April 29, 2019

Talkin' Tuesdays on April 30, 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 community 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.

Welcome back to your school community!  I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, April 30, 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.


NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH ** NEwS FLASH
LOOK:  PAWsome students showing PAWsitive Actions for Social and Emotional Wellness!


Here is today's video vlog from Mrs. Hott where we will get to meet a former 4th grade WSIS Cougar who is now in the 5th grade.  Listen as she talks about how she wants to help others when she grows up by doing nails AND being a car mechanic!  I can't wait for Friday when we meet Mr. Farris from Roy's!  Her name is Scarlet, and she follows Positive Actions too.  Would YOU like to share YOUR Positive Actions on our "PAWsitive Actions Daily Community Vlogcasts"?  Let me know, and we will get the cougar camera ready! Watch this!    





That was "PAW"some!  Thank you, Scarlet for telling us about your awesome POSITIVE ACTIONS, HELPING Mrs. Hott with her nails AND HELPING her dad feed that animals!!!  See?  Helping others shows that we CARE!

Student assets, and positive actions, are what will help you succeed here at school and as you grow up.  When we learn more about our community, 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:


"Who is your favorite teacher?"


Wait, that's not so hard, right?  If so, tell us who is YOUR favorite teacher,... and why.

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite teacher is (or was lol) Mr. Keenan!  Maybe you know him too?  I had Mr. Keenan when I was in the 4th grade.  Waaaay back then, Mr. Keenan taught at Widmeyer Elementary, which was where our Boys and Girls Club is now.  Maybe you have seen him?  He recently retired from many years of teaching here in Morgan County.  Morgan County still CARES about our students!  Here is his picture:
Mr. Keenan is my favorite teacher because when I was his student, I had to have an operation in the hospital.  Mr. Keenan came to visit me!  I will never forget it.  I was worried about missing school and when I saw him at the hospital, it really helped me to feel better.  Helping others feel better is a Positive Action.  It shows that you CARE!  

Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us about YOUR favorite summer activity.  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, or even 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, April 27, 2019

MOTO Monday on April 29, 2019

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

Welcome to "PAW"sitive Actions Daily Community Character Vlogcasts!  Today is Monday, April 29th, 2019!!! Just look at the sun rising this week on another beautiful new day of learning!

Mrs. Hott is 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 words of the week are:
SHARING & FAIRNESS

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! 

This week, we will see our school family practice PAWsitive behavior that shows SHARING & FAIRNESS, 

In the Cougar Den with Mrs. Hott, you will participate in an activity to challenge YOUR fairness.  Will you SHARE with your school community?  We will soon see!
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Pretty PAWsome, right?!?  When you SHARE and are FAIR to others, guess what?  They will share and be fair to you too!  It's that "good ole Golden Rule" again! 

Watch today's "MOTO Monday" vlogcast! 



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.


(If time permits, sing-a-long!):  Our teachers and/or students are invited to strum-along with a ukulele, or air guitar and jam with your school community and sing loudly to 

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)

Begin every day with Positive Actions:

Get Ready for a POSITIVE school week! 

Cougars that SHARE and are FAIR
can change the world!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Community Cougars that CARE! April 26, 2019

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, April 26th!! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  Today, we will meet another amazing friend from Morgan County, WV.  Meet Mr. Virgil Cain!!!

Mr. Virgil has a very important job. He works at Roy's Service Station where he can been seen helping fill up cars with gas!  Mr. Virgil does so much more thank fill up cars; he helps customers with their cars, and one time he even helped me carry heavy bags of ice for Mr. Dan's birthday.  Mr. Virgil is probably one of the busiest people in Morgan County but he always has time to be helpful and kind...  Being KIND is a Positive Action!
  
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!
WSIS Cougars that show EMPATHY
can change the world!



Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Look & Listen, April 25, 2019 - Raise 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
Before we proceed with our Daily PAWsitive Action Community Vlogcast, check out this cool bulletin board I found in the hall!


I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, April 25th! 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):

EMPATHY
LOOK & LISTEN

Tell your teacher, again, what you think the word "EMPATHY" means. 
"the ability to understand and share the feelings of another"

EMPATHY.  What does it look like?  Can you think of a time when respect is important?   Watch this video:




Respect is a great way to follow the Golden Rule!  In fact, respect is so important, that Positive Action wants us to look for respect every day!  
Let's start today off with thinking of all the times we saw respect this week.  If someone will help the teacher, let's make our own "RESPECT COLLECTION" today, just like the students in today's video made a list in their books, let's make a "respect collection" on today's vlogcast by listing in the comments below.  We are going to list together  each time we notice and recognize others showing respect.  If time allows, maybe you can "respect collect" sightings on your class board or poster.  We ALL want our names included for showing respect.  "Let's LOOK & LISTEN for friends showing respect!" and fill the school up with our RESPECT COLLECTION!

And, try it at home too!

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 RESPECT can change the world!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Talkin' Tuesdays, April 23, 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 community 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.

Here is this week's PAWsitive Action word:


Welcome back to your school community!  I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, April 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.

NEwS FLASH!!!NEWS FLASH!!!NEWS FLASH!!!
LOOK!!! Caught YOU practicing acts of kindness!



Here is today's video vlog from Mrs. Hott where we will get to meet a dad, a lawyer, and a community advocate, Mr. Eric Lyda!  Mr. Lyda is also a former 2007 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School who went to West Virginia University to study law.  He shares a very important Positive Action that he sees every day in our community...working together to be POSITIVE!  Look!     





That was "PAW"some!  Thank you, Mr. Lyda, for telling us about your awesome POSITIVE ACTIONS, following the GOLDEN RULE!  See?  Adults can also use that "good ole golden rule" too!

Student assets are what will help you succeed here at school and as you grow up.  When we learn more about our community, 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:


"What is favorite summer activity?"


Wait, that's not so hard, right?  If so, tell us what is your favorite summer activity,... and why.

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite summer activity is swimming.  It is my favorite because I love to be outside and I do not love to be hot!  So, if I can go swimming, I can stay outside AND keep cool and refreshed.  Look...here is a picture of our pool at sunset with Dannypoo and friends.  It was his 60th birthday party..... :-)

Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us about YOUR favorite summer activity.  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, or even 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, April 18, 2019

Video Vlog Vednesday - PATIENCE on April 24, 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, April 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 PATIENCE.  When we are patient 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 patience:



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 be patient. What did he/she do? 

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

WSIS students who show PATIENCE
can change the world!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

RESPECT - April 18, 2019...Raise the Roof...

...on student assets!  
Where ALL students are UNIQUE and WONDERFULLY MADE!

Today is Raising Student Assets Thursday!

Are YOU ready?  Here's a super sweet student sharing his heart for PAWsitive Actions!
Get your hands out and join him! WSIS Cougars learn about "Social and Emotional Wellness". Ready? Here.we.go!


NEwS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH
LOOK! Ms. Kidwell's 5th graders wore grey for World Parkinson's Day, April 11th, to show that "grey matter matters!" Thank YOU from Dannypoo for respecting people living with a chronic illness and showing compassion for others in our community. Your PAWsitive Action inspires me!  Respect...give it, to get it!

Wearing Grey for Parkinson's Disease Awareness! Thank you!
I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, April 18th! 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):

RESPECT
Tell your teacher what you think the word "RESPECT" means. 
"a feeling of admiration and regard for another person's feelings, wishes, rights, traditions, diversity"

RESPECT.  What does "respect" look like?  Can you think of a time when respect is important?   Watch this video (and dance if you dare!):






Did you hear these student rap some pretty awesome ways we can show respect?  What did you hear?  (respecting personal space, other's feelings, use nice words, etc....)

Let's talk.  Respect is also important when a disagreement, or conflict happens.  Students who try to use Positive Actions to solve a conflict are showing respect for both themselves and others!  

Think about this:  Was there ever a time when someone accidently bumped or "elbowed"  you in the lunch line?  Maybe it even caused you to stumble or drop something?  This may make you mad, right?  But, if that person says "I'm sorry!" ... YOU feel RESPECTED, which helps us to resolve the conflict in a positive.  

If you can think of a time this has happened to you, raise your hand, and share with your class.  And, the next time a student accidentally bumps in to you, don't get mad; instead, maybe they just need a second to say they are sorry before they see an angry face!  That is also showing respect!

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 RESPECT can change the world!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

RESPECT - April 17, 2019 - Value Vlog Vednesdays!

...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, April 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! Warm Springs Intermediate School has PAWsome news!  Our own Ms. Myers was awarded 
MORGAN COUNTY'S 2020 TEACHER OF THE YEAR!  Congratulations! And we are so lucky to have you in our school family!  Very cool!
Congratualtions Ms. Myers!  We love you!

Today's video takes a look at a students who are positive when they show RESPECT.  When we recognize and encourage RESPECT 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 are receiving RESPECT too.  When we respect others, we are better able to achieve cooperation and work towards positive goals.           

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



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 RESPECT you. What did he/she do? 

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

WSIS Cougars that RESPECT 
show that each student is VALUABLE!
This Positive Action can
change the world!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Talkin' Tuesdays on April 16, 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 community 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.

Welcome back to your school community!  I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, April 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 our 23rd Circuit Court JUDGE, Debra McLaughlin.  Judge McLaughlin shares a very important Positive Action that she sees every day in her courtroom...RESPECT!  Look!     




That was "PAW"some!  Thank you, JUDGE MCLAUGHLIN, for telling us about your awesome POSITIVE ACTIONS, RESPECT!

Student assets are what will help you succeed here at school and as you grow up.  When we learn more about our community, 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:


"What is your favorite zoo animal?"


Wait, that's not so hard, right?  If so, tell us what is your favorite zoo animal, and why.

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite zoo animal is 
a giraffe.  And, it is also Dannypoo's favorite zoo animal!  So interesting and curious.  Look how beautiful:

Here is another reason why I love giraffes.  Ever see this picture of a mamma giraffe kissing her baby?  I love this picture because it shows how much we love our babies!  Also, I can only imagine how far this mom needs to bend over to kiss her little one.  Check it out:


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


"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, April 13, 2019

MOTO Monday on April 15, 2019

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

Welcome to "PAW"sitive Actions Daily Community Character Vlogcasts!  Today is Monday, April 15th, 2019!!! Just look at the sun rising this week on a beautiful new day of learning!

Mrs. Hott is 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:
RESPECT
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! 

This week, we will see our school family practice PAWsitive behavior that shows RESPECT, meet a JUDGE from Morgan County, watch students sing and rap about RESPECT, and meet Lori Hansroth, Director of the Morgan County Chamber of Commerce.  

In the Cougar Den with Mrs. Hott, you will see our school "RESPECT" coupons with scratch rewards!  They look like this:


Pretty PAWsome, right?!?  When you RESPECT others, they RESPECT you! Try this positive action this week in our homes, school, and community, and just maybe you will receive a RESPECT REWARD!

Watch today's "MOTO Monday" vlogcast! 


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.


(If time permits, sing-a-long!):  Our teachers and/or students are invited to strum-along with a ukulele, or air guitar and jam with your school community and sing loudly to 

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)

Begin every day with Positive Actions:

Get Ready for a POSITIVE school week! 

Cougars that RESPECT
can change the world!

Community Cougars that CARE on April 19, 2019

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, April 19th!! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  Today, we will meet another amazing friend from Morgan County, WV.  Meet Lori Hansroth!!!

Ms. Lori has a very important job. She is the Director for the Morgan County Chamber of Commerce.  She helps visitors and residents with knowing all the beautiful things about our awesome home, Morgan County, WV!  Ms. Lori says that in order to help have a caring community, she finds that saying "please" and "thank you" work! ...  

Being Courteous shows RESPECT and is a Positive Action!
  
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!

WSIS Cougars that RESPECT
can change the world!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Community Cougars that CARE - April 12, 2019

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 had a really PAWsitive feeling when she came to WSIS this week!  Here's why: Just look at all these Random Acts of Kindness for our Kindness Celebration!  Before yesterday was over, I counted over 893 random acts of kidness....and the day wasn't over!  And this is not all!  Thank you all for playig Kindness Tic Tac Toe!
Ms. Clark's Caring Kiddos

Ms. Bether's Best Buddies Being KIND

Mrs. Kidwell's Kind Kids!


I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, April 12th!! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  Today, we will meet another amazing friend from Roy's Service Center in Berkeley Springs, WV.  Meet Gretchen Speilman!!!

Gretchen also loves working with the public!  You can often find her helping customers at Betty Lou's Cafe!  And, guess what?!  She greets each and every customer with a SMILE as she clears plates and cleans tables!  Having a neat environment helps us feel positive... Being neat and organized is responsible and... is a Positive Action!
  
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.)

Announcement:  
Come to a fun Talent Show this Friday, April 13th, 7:00, at the BSHS Auditorium!  

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!

WSIS Cougars that CARE
can change the world!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Raise the Roof...April 11, 2019 - COMPASSION

...on student assets!  
Where ALL students are UNIQUE and WONDERFULLY MADE!

Today is Raising Student Assets Thursday!

NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH
WOW! Mrs. Hott met some WSIS students celebrating their favorite books yesterday! Look how PAWsome! Can YOU name a book from these creative costumes?!:

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, April 11th! 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):

COMPASSION AND EMPATHY

Tell your teacher, again, what you think the word "COMPASSION" means. 
"feeling concern for the suffering or misfortune of others"

You feel concern for others because you care.  Showing that you care about others and school is a reflection of YOUR character. The ability to "understand and share the feelings of another person" is EMPATHY.  

COMPASSION.  What does "COMPASSION look like?  Can you think of a time when compassion is important?   Watch this video:


Let's take a look at this video.  Which character showed compassion for another?
Who did that person show compassion for?
Why did that person need some compassion?
What did he do to let them know that he was concerned for their misfortune?
Showing compassion for someone who needs help is a Positive Action.  
Think of a time when you helped another person.  What did you do? Helping someone in need is a way to show compassion.  For Positive Actions today, show compassion to --
-- a friend a school that you know,
-- someone at school that you don't know very well,
-- a family member who you can help, and
-- an adult in your neighborhood/community.
Tomorrow, tell your teacher how you showed compassion.
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 show COMPASSION 
can change the world!


"MoTo" Mondays on August 26, 2019

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