Thursday, October 31, 2019

Community that CARES on Nov. 1, 2019....

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

Time for POSITIVE ACTIONS!
Today is FUN FRIDAY where we see that our community cares about the students in
Morgan County Schools!

NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH
Next week, join Morgan County Scholars over at WSIS and celebrate our veterans! Next week while Mrs. Hott is away with Dannypoo, Ms. Nikki will return with our Veteran's Day Placemat Activity. Watch last year's Veteran's Day Video:



I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, November 1, 2019! As many of our teams are entering playoffs this time of the year (Go Nationals! Our baseball team from Washington, DC, now competing in the World Series!), watch this special athlete who has a positive message to share.

Here is today's video vlog from Mrs. Hott and Ms. Sheima: 

Some days are hard; but with Positive Thoughts, Actions, and Feelings, YOU can make choices to help you and others have a Positive future!

Here are a few questions for you:  
1)  Think about someone in your family.  Tell your teacher one Positive Action that person did recently.
2)  Now, think about someone here in our school community.  What is one Positive Action you saw that you liked?  Next, be sure to tell that person "thanks!" for being Positive!
3)  And, think about someone from your neighborhood or community.  What Positive Action did you see that person do?  
(Share answers with each other.)


Remember, it is a Positive Action to follow the Golden Rule because changing the world starts with one student at a time...and that is.....
YOU!
Stand up, and let's sing the MoCo Kids' Creed!




Morgan County Scholars that CARE
and know SPORTSMANSHIP
can save the world!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

FAMILY for Oct. 31, 2019, Raise the Roof...

on student assets!  
Where ALL students are UNIQUE and WONDERFULLY MADE!

Today is Raising Student Assets Thursday!

NEwS FLASH ** NEWS FlASH ** NeWS FLaSH
Join Ms. Sheima and her "cuteness camera" who caught those Widmyer Wildcats sportin' those Unity Beads and sharing Positive Action words:  KINDNESS, ACCEPTANCE, and INCLUSION.  Check.it.out!
That was PAWsome!  Thank you Morgan County Scholars for celebrating UNITY Day EVERY Day!

NEXT!  Check out those "courageous Cougars by being drug free!"





I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Oct. 31, 2019! As we continue to improve our positive thoughts, actions and feelings, today we will take a look at raising student assets and a super important positive action word:


FAMILY

Tell your teacher what you think the word FAMILY means. (pause for answers) . Families are UNIQUE!  Just.like.us!  Some families have mom and dads together; some are not.  Some families have grandparents and children.  And, sometimes.... people who care about each other and are not related in any way, can become a family with positive actions, love and kindness. At our schools, we are a family too!
A family is sometimes:
"a group consisting of parents and children living together in a household"
A family means:
"having someone to love you unconditionally no matter what you do.  Family is loving and supporting one another even when it's not easy to do so."
Sometimes, even a sports team can feel like "family".

Family.  Taking time for someone you care about, related to them or not, even when you or they are busy.  What does "family" look like?  Watch this video:


"A call from a child in the middle of a busy day at work can be awkward. But calling your father between periods during a hockey game—well, it could be embarrassing especially if the request is for a bedtime nursery rhyme. Our father in this case obliges his young daughter. A moment made even more charming by the great song "Do You Believe In Magic" underscoring the fact that love isn't always convenient, but is appreciated forever. Love... Pass It On."

Each person student in this school is unique, right?  That means that each one of YOU have a unique FAMILY too.  Families come in all sizes and can include aunts, uncles, cousins, friends,...and neighbors!  In today's video, we see a dad making important time to talk to his daughter!

How did this dad show his daughter love and support?  
What about the team?  How did they show love and support?  (sometimes love can be positive teasing which shows support too)

Think about your FAMILY at home.  Some days are probably more positive than others, right?  What is just one positive action you can share about your family with a classmate? 

And remember, it is also important to know that here in Morgan County Schools, we are all part of a "family" where the most important family member is...


YOU!

The Morgan County Scholar FAMILY 
can change the world!


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

SPORTSMANSHIP for Value Vlog Vednesday/"Where in Morgan County Are PAWsitive Actions?"

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

Today is VALUE VIDEO "V"EDNESDAY!  

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Oct. 30, 2019!  On Wednesdays, we will be examining Value Video Vednesdays when we will take a look at positive values to help us grow into a caring community of students in Morgan County!

Today's video takes a look at a students who are positive when they practice SPORTSMANSHIP.  When we are using SPORTSMANSHIP, we are making positive choices to become students with good moral and ethical qualities, helping us to achieve personal excellence.  


Watch today's VALUE VIDEO VEDNESDAY, and talk about which students illustrate SPORTSMANSHIP; then, stay tuned for the "final 30" seconds and see if YOU know: 

"Where in Morgan County Are PAWsitive Actions?"


Did you know "Where in Morgan County?" Mrs Sheima and Mrs. Hott are today????  If you do, just...
* get a scrap of paper, (or ask for help if you need it)
* write down your name, your teacher, and your guess, then, (again, ask for help if you need it)
* take your answer to the Positive Action mailbox, or globe, at your school, or comment, or email
for a chance to win a Morgan County Partership free t-shirt!


Next, let's talk about the value video.  Were you surprised?  Why?

Discuss which student showed a Positive Thought?

Who shows a Positive Action?

What is the Positive Feeling you have when you see this video?

Now, think of a person who you know that has made an effort to show positive SPORTSMANSHIP. What did he/she do? 

Today, Mrs. Hott wants you to do a Positive Action too!

MoCo Scholars that show SPORTSMANSHIP
can change the world!!!
Go NATS!...let's all do the "baby shark"!

Monday, October 28, 2019

Talkin Tuesday, with Ms. Butts on Oct. 29, 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 in
Morgan County Schoola 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, October 29, 2019!! For each "Teacher Talkin' Tuesday" in Positive Actions, we will meet a new member of our school family community that cares about YOU!  

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. Butts, 4th grade classroom teacher from our Warm Springs Intermediate family: 


NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH
Join those Cougars over at Warm Springs Intermediate this week for RED RIBBON CAMPAIGN where we raise awareness of living a drug free life!  
Tuesday- Disney Day (wear your favorite Disney attire)
Wednesday- Cougar Colors (wear your blue and green)
Thursday- Fall Festival (wear your favorite fall colors or Halloween shirt)
Friday- Red Ribbon Day (wear RED)



ANNOUNCEMENT:  There will not be Positive Actions this week in the Cougar Den with Mrs. Hott.  She has to take Dannypoo to the Veteran's Hospital in Richmond for a medical test to get ready for his surgery coming up soon.  Mrs. Sheima WILL be at Widmyer for Positive Actions.  Also, Ms. Mandi and Ms. Rebecca WILL be at Warm Springs Middle this week too!

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 is your favorite book?"


Wait, that's not so hard, right?  But once you have decided what your favorite book is, I want you to also include WHY it is your favorite.

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite book is Wonder by R.J. Palacio.  I LOVE this book, because it is about a boy who always finds the positive in his, well,... not so positive situation.  Have you read it?  It looks like this:

Image result for image of the book Wonder 


Does that look familiar?  If not, maybe you have heard about the recent movie with Julia Roberts.  She plays the mom in the story, and when I saw the trailer at the movies, well, let's just say Mrs. Hott needed some tissues.  Take a look:

"You can't blend in when you were born to stand out."
I love that!  Each of you at WSIS are born to stand out too...you are WONDERfully made!  

Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us YOUR favorite book 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.

  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, our 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" too with others at home, school, and our community.  "Talking it out" starts with one student at a time...and that is.....


YOU!


MoCo Scholars who talk it out 
can change the world!

"You can't blend in 
when you were born to stand out."

Friday, October 25, 2019

MoTo Monday on Oct. 28, 2019

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

...where ALL students are UNIQUE and Wonderfully Made!
  
Mrs. Hott and Mrs. Sheima are SUPER excited to share Positive Actions with Morgan County students because today, and each Monday, is when we "motor-up" YOUR school week and get ready for more PAWsome days of learning and growing... 
"MOTO Monday!"    
or, "Motovation Monday" where we will see a vlog to get our week "motored-up" with positive thoughts, actions, and feelings!


Get your unique thumbs up and ready for a great week of learning!
Now, look at this:




Our PAWsitive Action "word of the week"is:  SPORTSMANSHIP
And in Spanish:  DEPORTIVIDAD
Try to say "DEPORTIVIDAD"! 

For Positive Actions, we are learning about wonderful words that build our Social and Emotional Wellness to help us all get along (at home, school, and in the community), raise our student assets, build confidence, and improve our academics! 

SPORTSMANSHIP is.....
...fair and generous positive behavior or treatment of others, especially in a sports event. Not far from here, the Nationals made it to the World Series! On team on in the stands, sports events can unite us and bring communities together, especially when your team makes it to playoffs, like the World Series. And, magically, we feel like we belong to a special group, even another FAMILY! 

This week, we will learn more about POSITIVE character values, SPORTSMANSHIP and FAMILY.  

Now, watch this cool video about "COCO" -- Despite his family's generational ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead (hint, for Halloween this week). After meeting a charming trickster named Hector, the two new friends become family and embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Positive Actions will appear in our schools this year and begins today on a journey together to discover that starting with positive thoughts, we can choose positive actions, and help us to gain positive feelings!  Take a look at our logo:






Get Ready for a POSITIVE school day...filled with super scholars who seek
SPORTSMANSHIP and FAMILY


Morgan County Scholars
can change the world!


On your feet, push in your chair, find a safe space, it's time to sing the 
Morgan County KIDS Creed!




Thursday, October 24, 2019

Community that Cares! about Bus Safety for Oct. 25, 2019

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

Time for POSITIVE ACTIONS!
Today is FUN FRIDAY where we see that our community cares about inclusion and diversity 
in Morgan County Schools!

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, October 25, 2019!! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU! Since this week is also National School Bus Safety Week, and we care about YOUR safety, we will close with a special feature about Positive Actions on our school busses!  Watch these 10 safety tips for ALL students riding the bus.

Here is today's video vlog: 


Remember, it is a Positive Action to follow the Golden Rule because changing the world starts with one student at a time...and that is.....
YOU!
Stand up, and let's sing the MoCo Kids' Creed!



Widmyer Wildcats and WSIS Cougars
will change the world with 
INCLUSION!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

DIVERSITY for Oct. 24, 2019, Raise the Roof....

on student assets!  

Where ALL students are UNIQUE and WONDERFULLY MADE!

Today is Raising Student Assets Thursday!

NEWS FLASH ** NEwS FLASH**NEWS FLASH
Thank you Morgan County Scholars!
Celebrating KINDNESS, ACCEPTANCE, and INCLUSION was a PAWsome day!  Mr. Howard filmed our "unity heart" from his drone and will be sending us some great files to share!  Check out some fun from WSIS:


I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, October 24, 2019! Today we will take a look at raising student assets and a super important positive action word:

DIVERSITY
Look at this:


Tell your teacher what you think the word "DIVERSITY" means.
* "to understand that each child is unique"
* "to recognize individual student differences"
* "to appreciate and give value to another persons treasures"

Diversity.  Watch today's video, and if you need help, please ask your teacher to read along for you...




Now, let's talk!  First, tell your teacher what happened in this video. Then, answer these questions:
1)  Who had a positive thought?

2)  Who did a positive action?

3)  Who has positive feelings at the end of this video?

4)  Why?

WSIS Cougars and Widmyer Wildcats 
can change the world with
DIVERSITY!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Value Vlog for UNITY DAY, Oct. 23, 2019, & "WHERE IN MORGAN COUNTY ARE PAWITIVE ACTIONS?"

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

Today is VALUE VIDEO "V"EDNESDAY!  

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Oct. 23, 2019!  On Wednesdays, we will be examining Value Video "V"ednesdays when we will take a look at positive values to help us grow into a caring school community of students in Morgan County, WV.  

Today's video takes a look at a students who can change the world with....
inclusion
acceptance, and
kindness.
Students are doing a Positive Action when.....
....they CARE how their words impact others,
....they are being KIND, because kindness is waaaaaay better than being mean,
....are UNITED against bullying.


Watch today's VALUE VIDEO VEDNESDAY, and talk about which students illustrate UNITY; then, stay tuned for the "final 30" seconds and see if YOU know: 

"Where in Morgan County Are PAWsitive Actions?"



Let's talk about it.
Discuss which student showed a Positive Thought?

Who shows a Positive Action?

What is the Positive Feeling you have when you see this video?

Now, think of a person who you know that has a Positive character and what that student or adult has done.  

Today, Mrs. Hott wants you to do a Positive Action too!

NEWS FLASH ** NEwS FLASH ** NEwS FLASH
HERE IS SOME NEWS WE'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!
For Weeks 5-8 at WSIS, and for our new Widmyer Scholars, watch and see out of the hundreds of entries, who was drawn from Ms. Sheima's Magic Hat to win a MoCo Partnership Pawsome program t-shirt!.........Watch this:


Widmyer Elementary Winners! 





Don't'cha LOVE our new PAWsome shirt with Positive Action Words from Unit 1, Building Self Concepts?  Check it out:




Finally.......  Did you know "Where in Morgan County?" Ms Sheima and Ms Angie are today????  If you do, just...
* get a scrap of paper, (or ask for help if you need it)
* write down your name, your teacher, and your guess, then, (again, ask for help if you need it)
* take your answer to the Positive Action mailbox, or globe, at your school, or comment, or email
for a chance to win a Morgan County Partership free t-shirt!


Students that are
KIND
CARE, and
UNITE
can change the world!

Monday, October 21, 2019

Talkin Tuesdays with Kim Khuen, BUS SAFETY Oct. 22, 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 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, October 22, 2019!! For each "Talkin' Tuesday" in Positive Actions, we will meet a new member of our school family community that cares about YOU!  Look at this:

Did you know that it is National School Bus Safety Week?  

For Talkin' Tuesday, we will meet a friend from our school staff who cares about YOU!  Kim Khuen, a Morgan County School Bus Driver, will take us aboard her bus and tell us all about school bust safety!  Watch this:

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.

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 is your favorite breakfast food?"
Wait, that's not so hard, right?  But once you have decided what your favorite breakfast food is, I want you to also include WHY it is your favorite.

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite breakfast food is Eggs Benedict.  I LOVE this breakfast food, because it is a tradition at our house to celebrate our wedding anniversary with an eggs benedict breakfast! Have you ever tried it?  Check this out:

Image result for image of eggs benedict 


Ok, so who is hungry now?  The only item missing here from my favorite breakfast food would be a pile of tator tots!  Who likes tator tots?!

Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us YOUR favorite holiday 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.

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, principal, 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" too with others at home, school, and our community.  "Talking it out" starts with one student at a time...and that is.....


YOU!


Morgan County Students who talk it out 
can change the world!
WATCH THIS:

Wear ORANGE tomorrow! 


Friday, October 18, 2019

MoTo Monday for Oct. 21, 2019

...where ALL students are UNIQUE and Wonderfully Made!
  
Mrs. Hott and Mrs. Sheima are SUPER excited to share Positive Actions with Morgan County students because today, and each Monday, is when we "motor-up" YOUR school week and get ready for more PAWsome days of learning and growing... 
"MOTO Monday!"    
or, "Motovation Monday" where we will see a vlog to get our week "motored-up" with positive thoughts, actions, and feelings!


Get your unique thumbs up and ready for a great week of learning!
Now, look at this:


Our PAWsitive Action "word of the week"is:  INCLUSION
And in Spanish:  INTEGRACIÓN
Try to say "INTEGRACIÃ’N"! 

For Positive Actions, we are learning about wonderful words that build our Social and Emotional Wellness to help us all get along (at home, school, and in the community), raise our student assets, build confidence, and improve our academics! 

INCLUSION is.....
...all people, regardless of their appearance, abilities, disabilities, or health care needs, have the right to be RESPECTED, VALUED, CHERISHED, AND TREASURED as an important member of their community!

This week, we will learn more about POSITIVE character values, INCLUSION and DIVERSITY.  And, since it is National School Bus Safety Week, we will meet a friend who may be YOUR bus driver! Later in the Positive Action Classrooms, Mrs. Hott and Mrs. Sheima will be celebrating UNITY day with an activity to bling up some ORANGE beads and "Tesoro Show-N-Tell" to discuss our unique treasures.

Now, watch this cool video about "Fluffy the Porcupine" with special guest reader, Ms. Nikki!






Positive Actions will appear in our schools this year and begins today on a journey together to discover that starting with positive thoughts, we can choose positive actions, and help us to gain positive feelings!  Take a look at our logo:






Get Ready for a POSITIVE school day...filled with super scholars who seek
INCLUSION and UNITY

Morgan County Scholars
can change the world with
INCLUSION!
WATCH THIS:

(IF TIME ALLOWS)On your feet, push in your chair, find a safe space, it's time to sing the 
Morgan County KIDS Creed!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Community that CARES with Fox's Pizza Den on Oct. 18,2019

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

Time for POSITIVE ACTIONS!
Today is FUN FRIDAY where we see that our community cares about the treasures in
Morgan County Schools

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, October 18, 2019!! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we will meet a new friend in our community that cares about YOU!  

Meet Lisa Johnson, Owner of Fox's Pizza Den in Berkeley Springs!!  Lisa is a TREASURE in Morgan County!  She has owned and operated her own business for 19 years!  And, she has always been with Fox's, a local franchise operation in our region of West Virginia.  

And guess who makes the fresh pizza dough every day????..... (Do you know?)  Her mom!  Watch this video and you will see Ms. Glenda making fresh dough and watch the flour fly!


Here is today's video vlog: 



Some days are hard; but with Positive Thoughts, Actions, and Feelings, YOU can make choices to help you and others have a Positive future!

Here are a few questions for you:  
1)  Think about someone in your family.  Tell your teacher one Positive Action that person did recently.
2)  Now, think about someone here in our school community.  What is one Positive Action you saw that you liked?  Next, be sure to tell that person "thanks!" for being Positive!
3)  And, think about someone from your neighborhood or community.  What Positive Action did you see that person do?  
(Share answers with each other.)

Remember, it is a Positive Action to follow the Golden Rule because changing the world starts with one student at a time...and that is.....
YOU!
Stand up, and let's sing the MoCo Kids' Creed!


Morgan County Students are TREASURES who can change the world!


REMINDER:  Next week in the Cougar Den, we will have a TESORO HUNT!  Bring one item to share that is something you cherish, watch 
inclusion, 
acceptance, and
kindness 
grow in Morgan County!

Watch this:

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

INTEGRITY for Oct. 17, 2019, Raise the Roof....

on student assets!  

Where ALL students are UNIQUE and WONDERFULLY MADE!

Today is Raising Student Assets Thursday!

NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH
THEY'RE HERE! Morgan County Partnership program t-shirt prizes for our "Where in Morgan County Are PAWsitive Actions?" Game have arrived!  Congratulations to our Round 1 winners: Isabel Williams, Rocco Anello, Destiny Schultz, and Maci Michael (not pictured). And, Widmyer scholars: stay tuned for your winners! Watch and play every Wednesday!


I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, October 17, 2019! As we continue our examine our student assets to help us achieve our dreams and individual academic success, today we will take a look at raising a super important positive action word:


INTEGRITY

Tell your teacher what you think the word "INTEGRITY" means.
* "following moral and ethical principles"
* "soundness of moral character"
* "honesty"
* "to do the right thing, even if no one is looking or watching you, just because it is a positive action"

Having integrity.  What does that look like?  Watch today's video...
Now, let's talk!  First, tell your teacher what happened in this video. Then, answer these questions:
1)  What person had a positive thought?

2)  Which person did a positive action?

3)  Who has positive feelings at the end of this video?

4)  Where you surprised?  Why?

5)  What are some examples of showing CHARACTER and INTEGRITY? 
(being honest; not cheating on tests; telling the truth; following the school expectations; not being a bully; helping students when they are sad; doing the right thing; playing and caring for everyone; and...<for example> if a students says to you "Don't talk or play with ____ !" YOU say, "No, that's not kind.  It will hurt their heart.  Let's have a positive character and be friends with everyone.")

Remember, when YOU do the RIGHT thing - even when no one is looking - THAT is integrity!  Let's all build a positive self concept with integrity because it shows that we treasure other students!  You are choosing Positive Actions, or...
inclusion, 
acceptance of all, and 
kindness, 
when you treat others as a treasure!

Mrs. Hott and Mrs. Sheima have a Positive Action assignment for each of YOU!  Today,  I want you to act with INTEGRITY!

Students that have INTEGRITY 
can change the world!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Value Vlog on CHARACTER for Oct. 16, 2019 & "WHERE IN MORGAN COUNTY ARE PAWSITIVE ACTIONS?"

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

Today is VALUE VIDEO "V"EDNESDAY!  

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Oct. 16, 2019!  On Wednesdays, we will be examining Value Video "V"ednesdays when we will take a look at positive values to help us grow into a caring school community of students in Morgan County, WV.  


NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH
THEY'RE HERE!!!!!
Our beautiful "Where in Morgan County Are PAWsitive Action?" t-shirts have arrived!!!  Be sure to play every Wednesday and enter YOUR guess where Mrs. Hott and Mrs. Sheima are in Morgan County!  Keep watching for the next set of winners!  Widmyer too!  We will be filming a special drawing just.for.you! LOOK!

Today's video takes a look at a student with a positive CHARACTER.  It is a Positive Action to treat yourself and others as a treasure, even when no one else is looking, (and also anytime your teacher is absent and you have a sub); because it's the right thing to do!

When we work on our character development, we are making positive choices to become student with good moral and ethical qualities, that offer benefit to a better community here at school and home.  


Watch today's VALUE VIDEO VEDNESDAY, and talk about which students illustrate CHARACTER; then, stay tuned for the "final 30" seconds and see if YOU know: 

"Where in Morgan County Are PAWsitive Actions?"

Let's talk about it.

First of all, what is the Negative Action we see in this video? 

Ok, so...Mrs. Hott wants to discuss something important now.  After the student pushes the other's books on the hallway floor, that student then laughs and walks down the hall.  This makes me feel so sad at that moment.  Why do you think he laughs?


This video makes me upset when I see that negative action, knocking down his books AND when I see that student laughing.  He does NOT have a Positive CHARACTER.  Do you know that anytime we act this way, we are also negative too?  Maybe we have not pushed another student's books out of his hands in the hall; but, if we have EVER done something like.... 
*snickered at someone's else when they are embarrassed; 
*excluded a student from something you are doing; 
*encouraged others not to play with her/him;
*told someone "Let's not talk to (so and so...)"' 
*called someone an inappropriate name; 
*refused to sit next to "her" or "him"; 
*refused to "share" with a certain student; or 
*ever laughed at someone who is hurt
YOU are not showing that you CARE and this is Negative CHARACTER.

Share if you have ever felt like the boy whose books get knocked down in front of all those kids.  What happened?  As you are remembering this and if you find yourself in a situation when a student is disrespecting you, Mrs. Hott wants you to say to yourself, "I am unique and wonderfully made!"  Walk away.  Seek other students sharing Positive Character!  

Discuss which student showed a Positive Thought?

Who shows a Positive Action?

What is the Positive Feeling you have when you see this video?

Now, think of a person who you know that has a Positive character and what that student or adult has done.  

Today, Mrs. Hott wants you to do a Positive Action too!


Finally.......  Did you know "Where in Morgan County?" Ms Sheima and Ms Angie are today????  If you do, just...
* get a scrap of paper, (or ask for help if you need it)
* write down your name, your teacher, and your guess, then, (again, ask for help if you need it)
* take your answer to the Positive Action mailbox, or globe, at your school, or comment, or email
for a chance to win a Morgan County Partership free t-shirt!

Students that show Positive CHARACTER
can change the world!