Monday, May 13, 2019

Talkin' Tuesdays TRUTH for May 14, 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, May 14, 2019!! For each "Teacher Talkin' Tuesday" in Positive Actions, we will meet a new member of our school family community that cares about YOU!  

For today's Talkin' Tuesday, we see Mr. Cable with Mr. Eric!  They are outside Warm Springs Intermediate School with a super important school message for you.  Today's vlogcast incorporates many positive words from the Golden Rule "Code of Conduct"...


HONESTY
SHARING
TRUTH

Check it out!
Imagine if you wrote down a lie you said on paper.  Think about the value of each WORD you say, or share. What if every mistake or lie you told was collected in a big bag?

If you make a mistake, don't lie about it!  
If you did something that lands you in trouble, don't lie about it!  

Always SHARE the TRUTH with your family, classmates, and community -- it builds TRUST with others!  Your WORDS are valuable, just.like.YOU!  Make those words the truth.

Remember, if YOU have said something untrue or hurtful, what can you do?  SAY YOU'RE SORRY!  Thank you Mr. Cable and Mr. Eric.  Don't forget, YOU are LOVED always, even when you make a mistake.  Saying your are sorry is a

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:


"My best friend is________?"


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

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My best friend is Dannypoo! He is my best friend because we love, care, and respect each other!  Also, he can be pretty funny sometimes, and make me laugh.  We love to do things together; like watch tv, go on walks, or drive around in our antique mustang.  In fact, last week, Dannypoo took me to the Dairy Queen in the '65 Mustang! It was a beautiful day!  See.....?




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!

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