about the students in
Morgan County Schools!
And, where we will take a Positive moment each week to
"Talk It Out"
and discuss important student issues.
This is Mr. Lloyd Albert Timmons, Sr. He is 83 years old and lives in Morgan County. His advice for Morgan County students is to "keep up the good work!" That's encouragement!...a PAWsitive Action! Thank you, Mr. Timmons. He is also an artist from our community and surprised us with his gifts and talents! See here.... (watch the school halls for an original work from Mr. Timmons coming soon!)
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. (That's called "inclusion".)
So, for our first "Talk It Out," we will start with something easy...I want you all to carefully think and answer this really supper hard question. Are you ready?
"What is your favorite color?"
Wait, that's not so hard, right? But once you have decided what your favorite color is, I want you to also include WHY you like that color.
I'll go first. Hi! My name is Mrs. Hott. My favorite color is ORANGE because (oh my goodness, I LOVE orange...let's see...) my favorite color is orange because it reminds me of the sky at sunset. Behind my house, our sky lights up in many mixtures of yellow, red, and orange. Here is what it looks like:
|Orange sky behind Mrs. Hott's House|
Pretty awesome, right? Now, it's YOUR turn! When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us YOUR favorite color 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.
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 to you via the Cougar Den THIS week), we will have new journals. Here, we can write things 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, school counselor, 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.....