about the students in
Morgan County Schools, WV!
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.
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 is your favorite dessert?"
Wait, that's not so hard, right? But once you have decided what your favorite dessert is, I want you to also include WHY you like that that dessert.
I'll go first. Hi! My name is Mrs. Hott. My favorite dessert is warm CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES because (oh my goodness,...let's see...) my favorite dessert is warm chocolate chip cookies because I love to bake cookies. When I make them, I just love the way it makes the whole house smell good! It reminds me of every holiday when we make oodles of cookies to share with family.
But, want to know a secret? Sometimes, well, a lot actually...I manage to burn a batch of cookies! Really, I do! Want to see?
Pretty awesome, right? Now, it's YOUR turn! When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us YOUR favorite dessert and why!
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. (And, when you visit the Cougar Den or see Ms Sheima for Positive Actions, we have a surprise in your new folders to journal about your discoveries and feelings too!)
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 coming this year, you'll find a sweet new journal! 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, 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" with others at home, school, and our community. "Talking it out" starts with one student at a time...and that is.....