Monday, September 9, 2019

Talkin' Tuesdays on Sept. 10, 2019

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

Today is TALKIN TUESDAY where we see that our school family of teachers, staff, and administrators care 
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.

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Sept. 10, 2019!! Today, meet a super senior scholar who cares about YOU!  
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!)

Since Sunday was Grandparent's Day, this week we continue to recognize "senior"scholars because their wisdom helps us choose Positive Actions!  Have you ever heard of "The Golden Girls"?  Well, I am sure your parents have!  Today, we have an interview with one of the oldest people I could find!  It is an actress who is now 97 years old, Betty White!  

I was sooo surprised when I saw this because Betty White loves one of my favorite foods too.  I imagine it is also many of yours.......!!!!  Watch this:

Let's "Talk it out!"  
1) How old was Betty White in this video?
2) What is her best advice she gave to us?
3) Tell a friend what Betty White said about being POSITIVE!
4) What is her favorite food?  LOL!!!

YOUR student assets are what will help you succeed here at school and as you grow up.  When we learn more from grandparents and senior scholars, 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. (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.....

I LOVE the orange!

Students who talk it out can 
change the world!

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