Monday, April 8, 2019

Teacher Talkin' Tuesday for April 9, 2019

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

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.

Welcome back to your school community!  I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, April 9th!!

REMINDER: Bring YOUR tic tac toe KINDNESS paper to the Cougar Classroom this week for a celebration!

LOOK! Mrs. Hott found some kind students in the Cougar Den!  Check out a few students sportin their "kindness" merch with me as we prepare to share "random acts of kindness" for PAWsitive Actions!  

WHY be KIND? may ask.  Well, because there are so many people here at school and in your community that care about YOU! When we follow the Golden Rule, we are treating others the way we want to be treated.  Because others care for YOU, you can be positive and care for them in return!  

And, it shows - a caring person - when you are kind first!  Try it!  Being caring and kind is good for YOUR Social and Emotional Wellness! 

Watch this:

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 pet?"

Wait, that's not so hard, right?  Pets!  Do you have a pet?  If so, tell us what animal is your favorite pet, and why.

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite pet is our dog.  He is a Chocolate Lab.  His name is "Hershey"...get it?  Hershey chocolate?!  Hershey is getting soooo old!  He was a birthday present for Dannypoo when Caity graduated from BSHS in 2007.  Now, his brown face is really gray (like Mrs. Hott's hair!)

Look at this picture of Hershey with us wearing gray shirts!  It was taken a long time ago for World Parkinson's Day.  This is the day that Dr. James Parkinson's wrote an essay called "The Shaking Palsey" all about Parkinson's Disease.  Soon, April 11th, "#WearGray4PD" day all over the world.  Why?  Because "gray matter (the brain) matters!"  Maybe YOU will wear gray too!  (If you do, send me a selfie!"        

Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us about YOUR favorite pet!  Is it a dog, cat, or bird?  Or...maybe a hedgehog even?!?  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.....


WSIS Cougars who "talk it out" 
can change the world!

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