Saturday, May 25, 2019

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 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, May 28, 2019!! For each "Teacher Talkin' Tuesday" in Positive Actions, we will meet a new member of our school family community that cares about YOU!  

Welcome back after our long weekend!  How was your Memorial Day?  Did you see any American Flags flying yesterday?  I sure did!

Look closely at these pictures.  Do you recognize anyone?  Look closely and see if you can tell who our vlogcast will include tomorrow...Here is a hint: he often is seen in a hat!  
Look again!
Daily flag ceremony at Warm Springs Intermediate  School with Principal Cable.
Stay tuned tomorrow for Video Vlog Wednesday for a sweet morning look at WSIS, a scene that happens every day for our school community. 

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 where we will get to meet Ms. Will, 3rd grade teacher from our Warm Springs Intermediate 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 are your plans for this summer?"


Wait, that's not so hard, right?  Whether you are staying home, hanging out at the town pool, going to summer camp, or away with family, tell your classroom community what you plan to do this summer.  It's a Positive Action to have goals!

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  This summer I have a loooong list of plans!  Here are a few things I will be doing over summer break:
1)  Writing vlogs for next year's Positive Actions!
2)  Finishing my novel called "6780 Hott Lane"!
3)  Cleaning my messy house! 
4)  Watching many sunsets over the West Virginia mountains, and,
5)  Relaxing with friends and family!


Sunset from Hott Mountain

Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us YOUR summer plans!

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 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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