Saturday, February 29, 2020

MoTo Monday on March 2, 2020, CHALLENGE

...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!  
Today is March 2, 2020!
NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH
Today is....Read Across America! Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!

Watch Piper meet a CHALLENGE in this video:



THAT WAS PAWSOME!
"Woohoo!" It's time to talk about our Intellectual Wellness!  Words that are healthy for our brains!  Remember to NEVER use harmful substances because your brain is still developing and Mrs. Hott wants YOU to be healthy! You each have unique brains, capable of thinking beautiful Positive thoughts, leading to actions or DECISIONS, and finally feelings!  In order to help our brains be healthy and well, we will be talking about a PAWsome word this week, CHALLENGE!

Our PAWsitive Action "word of the week"is: challenge
And in Spanish:  desafio
Try to say "desafio"! 
(TRY THIS LINK FOR THE SPANISH PRONOUNCIATION, and click the speaker icon to hear in Spanish): 

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! 

CHALLENGE

It means is "something that puts you to the test - like running your first marathon, learning a new language, riding a bike or reading Harry Potter. "             
  1. We will learn more about POSITIVE character values, physical and intellectual wellness for our body and brain.  On the vlogcast this week, we will watch Kristen Ambrose tell us about her Positive Actions, see a friend not give up on his challenge, hear Kid President help us all disagree, and finally meet Susan Caperton from the Morgan County Back Packs.  

Positive Actions 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 with PHYSICAL, INTELLECTUAL, & EMOTIONAL WELLNESS


On your feet, push in your chair, find a safe space, it's time to sing the 
Positive Action Theme Song!




Morgan County Scholars with a
CHALLEGE
can change the world!

COMING SOON....MEMORY
Can YOU memorize a poem? 
March 10 
Show Mrs. Hott and Mrs. Sheima! 
WSIS students:  Sign up by the Cougar Den and we will film you for the Daily PAWsitive Action Community Vlogcast. Memory exercise helps improve our academic achievement and is fun to share with others! 

Coming March 8, 2020
International Women's Day
Celebrating Everyone's Uniqueness




Thursday, February 27, 2020

Community that CARES on Feb. 28, 2020, Morgan County Commissioners Bicentennial Birthday Sing-a-long

...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!

We are so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Feb. 28, 2020! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we celebrate the PAWsome community where we live and meet new friends who care about YOU!


Our community has some super amazing folks who are excellent PAWsitive Partners and Role Models!  Today, return to the Morgan County Courthouse with our County Commissioners:  Joel Tuttle, Ken Reed, and Sean Forney!  See:

These guys care about the future of Morgan County and they care about YOU too!  They each have unique KNOWLEDGE about our home to help us have a safe and loving community.  We are ALL celebrating the Bicentennial, or 200th Birthday of Morgan County, all year.  This week, we learned a new song to make classroom music videos and "dropped some knowledge" about Daniel Morgan, remember? Lets join our friends at the Court House and sing "Happy Birthday Morgan County!"
 Check it out:





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.)

NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH
Here is a tiny review of WSIS' INCLUSION 
Activity from Week 25! 

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 with
KNOWLEDGE
can change the world!

Here are some fun activities coming next week at Widmyer Elementary!  
Join us!

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

KINDNESS Music Video, Feb. 27, 2020, Raise the Roof.....

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

Today is Raising Student Assets Thursday!

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Feb. 28th! 

As our Positive Action Classrooms in grades K-5 are making their own Music Videos this week about Morgan County, today we will take a look at another class who made their own Music Video too!  It is all about.....

KINDNESS

What knowledge do YOU have about kindness?  Tell your teacher what you think the word "KINDNESS" means. 
"a quality of being friendly, generous, considerate"

KINDNESS.  What does "KINDNESS" look like? Have you seen any kindness yet today?   Watch this video:





Now, it's YOUR turn.  Here is your "kindness" positive action for today:
First, take a sheet of paper from your desk or Positive Action folder.
Next, trace your hand.
Write the words "KINDNESS MATTERS" in your hand picture.
Decorate, color, make YOUR Kind hand unique...just like YOU!
Finally, your Positive Action today is to give a "kind hand" to someone who needs it!  Think of 
someone YOU can make smile today by sharing KINDNESS.
Give them YOUR kindness matters hand!

And remember, it is also important to know that here at Warm Springs Intermediate School, we are all part of a "cougar community" where positive actions start with...


Where ALL students are UNIQUE and WONDERFULLY MADE!

Today is Raising Student Assets Thursday!

We are so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Feb. 27, 2020! 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(s) that fuels our INTELLECTUAL wellness:

KNOWLEDGE


Good job!  Remember this:

Morgan County Scholars with
KNOWLEDGE
can change the world!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Value Vlog Vednesday, KNOWleDGE, for Feb. 26, 20

...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, February 26, 2020!  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 Schools.  

Today we have another music video!  It takes a look at Morgan County students celebrating that 
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER 
with BOOKS!  Next, see a piece of Morgan County history. Watch today's VALUE VIDEO VEDNESDAY! 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 Partnership free t-shirt!

NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH
LOOK!  Let's be PAWsitive Partners to others for 2020 by doing Positive Actions.  Here are some great ideas:

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

Morgan County Scholar with  
KNOWLEDGE
can change the world!

Monday, February 24, 2020

Talkin Tuesday with MCAfter3 on Feb. 25, 2020

...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.

We are so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Feb. 25, 2020! For each "Teacher Talkin' Tuesday" in Positive Actions, we will meet a new member of our school family community that cares about YOU!  

NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH
Congratulations to Lilly Clark!  Her creation was selected by the Morgan County Partnership to be the new logo for MCAfter3!  Isn't it PAWsome!!! Lilly used her INTELLECTUAL WELLNESS to create and design a symbol for this really cool after school program.  See?  From sports, Rubik's cube, and homework help!...it also looks like she "captured" all the fun in a camera lens!  So, look for more features from our MCAfter3 Positive Action Cast and Crew!


Today's vlogcast was filmed by our MCAfter3 Positive Action Cast and Crew where we will meet friends from our school community who are doing Positive Actions every day!

Check it out:



That was fun!

YOUR student assets are what will help you succeed here at school and as you grow up.  When we learn more about each other, 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 music video?"

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  My favorite music video is "For Good" from my favorite show....listen...

Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us about YOUR favorite music video?  Maybe after this week, it will be a music video with YOU in it!

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?  

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 Scholars who
TALK IT OUT
can change the world!





MoTo Monday for Feb. 24, 2020

...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!  
Today is Feb. 24, 2020!


This week, we are making MUSIC VIDEOS!  So, for today, let's watch New York City's Public School #22 in a beautiful music video followed by a surprise creation from our Morgan County 4th graders.  Are you ready?  Because today, we feature the world premiere of (drum roll please.......... go ahead and clap your knees)
MS. BUTTS FAMILY




THAT WAS PAWSOME!  
DID YOU SEE? IT WAS AN ORIGINAL CREATION?!?

"Woohoo!" It's time to talk about our Intellectual Wellness!  Words that are healthy for our brains!  You each have unique brains, capable of thinking beautiful Positive thoughts, leading to actions or DECISIONS, and finally feelings!  In order to help our brains be healthy and well, we will be talking about a PAWsome word this week, KNOWLEDGE!

Our PAWsitive Action "word of the week"is: knowledge
And in Spanish:  conocimiento
Try to say "conocimiento"! 
(TRY THIS LINK FOR THE SPANISH PRONOUNCIATION, and click the speaker icon to hear in Spanish): 


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! 

KNOWLEDGE

It means a "to be familiar, aware, or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills.  Knowledge is acquired through education, school, experiences, discovering, perceiving, and learning. "

We will learn more about POSITIVE character values, physical and intellectual wellness for our body and brain.  This week, we will see several MUSIC VIDEOS and even create one in your classroom!  On the vlogcast this week, we will see Lilly's new MCAfter3 logo coming to special features, we will meet Faith from WSIS MCAfter3's Positive Action Cast & Crew, sing about how KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, watch a music video on  kindness, and finally, sing-a-long with some friends for the  
Morgan County Bicentennial.

Positive Actions 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 with PHYSICAL, INTELLECTUAL, & EMOTIONAL WELLNESS


On your feet, push in your chair, find a safe space, it's time to sing the 
Positive Action Theme Song!




Morgan County Scholars with
KNOWLEDGE
can change the world!

COMING SOON....MEMORY
Can YOU memorize a poem? 
March 10 
Show Mrs. Hott and Mrs. Sheima! 
WSIS students:  Sign up by the Cougar Den and we will film you for the Daily PAWsitive Action Community Vlogcast. Memory exercise helps improve our academic achievement and is fun to share with others! 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Community that CARES on Feb. 21 with KIM MASON

...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!

We are so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Feb. 21, 2020! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we celebrate the PAWsome community where we live and meet a new friend who cares about YOU!

Our community has some super amazing folks who are excellent ROLE MODELS and PAWsitive Partners!  Today, we meet a special lady who helps students at Berkeley Springs High School!  Ever wonder how all that food gets to the Back Pack program?  Are you "curious"?  Well, our special guest today brings her friends together to prepare and pack oodles and oodles of yummy nutritional meals for our Morgan County Scholars!  Not only does she help with Back Packs, but she also is a BSHS faculty, AND her family owns the adorable new restaurant, Charlotte's!  Meet Mrs. Kim Mason and her friends at BSHS! "EVERYONE MATTERS!"
Check it out:




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 with
INCLUSION
can change the world!




Wednesday, February 19, 2020

INCLUSION on Feb. 20, 2020...Raise the Roof....

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

Today is Raising Student Assets Thursday!

We are so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Feb. 20, 2020! 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(s) that fuels our INTELLECTUAL wellness:

INCLUSION

Watch this video, and remember that your INCLUSION of others reflect your character, your efforts to make other feel valuable, your actions to INCLUDE everyone no matter their color, size, abilities or differences, help to make our school community beautiful too!  So be INCLUSIVE and KIND to everyone!  
Now, watch this:



Let's talk about it:
1) Who did you notice illustrating a POSITIVE example?
2) What POSITIVE actions happened in this video?
3) What POSITIVE actions did you see that was INSPIRING to you?
4) Who INSPIRES you to be a POSITIVE student?

Good job!  Remember this:

Morgan County Scholars with
INCLUSION
can change the world!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

INCLUSION on Value Vlog Vednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, and "Where in MoCo 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, February 19, 2020!  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 Schools.  

NEWS FLASH ** NEwS FLASH ** NEwS FLASH
LOOK!  MCAfter3 rises to the MEMORY Challenge! Check out students selecting poems and memorizing verses, a "brain training" exercise, and stay tuned to hear more exciting "Poetry Out Loud" coming in March, like our new friend Emma Christie from BSHS.


Today's video takes a look at moving song that tells us that "Everyone Matters!" And, we see a special spot in Morgan County where a former President visited.  Watch today's VALUE VIDEO VEDNESDAY! 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.  Were you surprised?  Why?

Discuss who showed a Positive Thought?

Who shows a Positive Action?

What is the Positive Feeling? It feels positive to be included!
*************************************************
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 Partnership free t-shirt!

NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH
LOOK!  Let's be PAWsitive Partners to others for 2020 by doing Positive Actions.  Here are some great ideas:

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

Morgan County Scholar with  
INCLUSION
can change the world!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Talkin' Tuesday on Feb. 18, 2020 with BSHS Freshman, EMMA CHRIST

...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.

We are so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Feb. 18, 2020! For each "Teacher Talkin' Tuesday" in Positive Actions, we will meet a new member of our school family community that cares about YOU!  

This week in Positive Action, we hear about INCLUSION and continue to discover words for healthy brains to help us reach academic success!

Today, BSHS freshman, Emma Christie, shares poetry she memorized for the "Poetry Out Loud" competition this year. Listen to her beautiful expression and watch her utilize her INTELLECTUAL WELLNESS. What can YOU memorize? It's a great brain exercise! We have an intellectual challenge for YOU! Memorize a poem of your choice, sign up with Mrs. Hott, and film your poem too!

Watch this:




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:
"How do YOU include others?"

Think about it.  "Everyone matters!"  What do you do to help others know they matter?  How do you include others?

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  I include others with these Positive Actions:
1) I smile at everyone.
2) I ask others if they want to join me on the playground or at recess.
3) I talk to all classmates and ask them questions.
4) I am kind to everyone.


Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us how YOU include others?  Do you have any new ideas to share?

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?  

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 Scholars who
TALK IT OUT
can change the world!



Friday, February 14, 2020

Community that CARES! on Feb. 14, 202

...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!

We are so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Feb. 14, 2020! Each Fun Friday in Positive Actions, we celebrate the PAWsome community where we live and meet new friends who cares about YOU!


Listen to our super sweet host introduce this week's PAWsitive Action word then stay tuned for a Valentine's Day special feature Read-A-Long!  How will YOU be CREATIVE today too? Check it out:





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 with
CREATIVITY
can change the world!





Wednesday, February 12, 2020

SAFETY on Feb. 13, 2020! Raise the roof....

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

Today is Raising Student Assets Thursday!

I am so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Feb. 13th! 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(s):

SAFETY

Tell your teacher what you think the word "SAFETY" means. 
"the condition of being protected, or unlikely to cause danger or harm"

SAFETY.  What does "SAFETY" look like?  When students feel safe at home, school, and in his or her neighborhood, it raises our student assets - allowing us to concentrate on becoming great students!  Watch this video:


Think about a time when you felt safe.  Share with a friend or your teacher, what happened when you felt safe.

Next, talk about ways we stay SAFE at school.
(following expectations, etc.)

Now, (and this may be a really hard question), have you ever not felt safe?  Share with a friend or your teacher if you ever felt unsafe at home,...
at school, or....
in your community/neighborhood.
(allow time for discussion)

What do you think is important to remember if/when you ever feel not safe?  YOU are never alone!

And, you ALWAYS can find help.  

What are some ways we can ask for help when we do not feel safe?
(talk to a friend, tell an adult, a teacher, call 911....)

Positive Action wants all students to know that our community is here to help, ALWAYS, because we care! 

And remember, it is also important to know that here at Warm Springs Intermediate School, we are all part of a "cougar community" where positive actions start with...
YOU!

Morgan County Scholars
that feel SAFE 
can change the world!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

FORGIVENESS on Feb. 12, 2020 & "Where in MoCo 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, February 12, 2020!  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 cougar community of students in Morgan County Schools.  

Today's video takes a look at adults who are positive when they show FORGIVENESS.  When we recognize and encourage FORGIVENESS in our world, we are making positive choices to become students with good moral and ethical qualities, helping us to achieve personal excellence.  And, we also have positive feelings when we are receiving FORGIVENESS too.  When we forgive others, we are better able to solve problems and work towards positive goals.

First, lets see if we know what it means to forgive.  Who knows?
Forgiveness is to "stop feeling angry or resentful toward someone for an offense, flaw, or mistake they may, or may not, have done to you."

Watch today's VALUE VIDEO VEDNESDAY! 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.  Were you surprised?  Why?

Discuss who showed a Positive Thought?

Who shows a Positive Action?

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

Tell your teacher and classmates a time when you FORGAVE someone.  What did that person do that needed your forgiveness.

Next, we ALL have needed to be forgiven too!  What is something YOU may have done that needed to be forgiven. Now, think of a person who you know that has made an effort to FORGIVE you. 

Have YOU ever done a negative action that required forgiveness from someone else? Buddy up and talk about times you experienced forgiveness; both from others and for others.
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 Partnership free t-shirt!

NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH ** NEWS FLASH
LOOK!  Let's be PAWsitive Partners to others for 2020 by doing Positive Actions.  Here are some great ideas:

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

WSIS Cougars who 
FORGIVE
can change the world!

Monday, February 10, 2020

Talkin' Tuesdays w/Ms. Ruggerio on Feb. 11, 2020

...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.

We are so excited to be back for Positive Actions today, Feb. 11, 2020! 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, 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 from Mrs. Hott and Mrs. Sheima, where we will get to meet a super PAWsome ART teacher from Warm Springs Intermediate School!  Ms. Ruggiero recently had a speical visitor who helped students to self regulate with YOGA!Watch this:




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:
"How do YOU self-regulate?"

Think about it.  When you feel upset or angry, what do YOU do to help you calm down?  In Ms. Ruggerio's classroom, students learned that YOGA can help them relax.  What about you?

I'll go first.  Hi!  My name is Mrs. Hott.  When I am upset or angry, I to this:


COUNT TO 10!  

Let's try it:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10!

Wow!....I feel better already!

Pretty awesome, right?  Now, it's YOUR turn!  When you are ready to share, raise your hand then tell us what YOU do to self-regulate, calm down, and choose positive behavior???!

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?  

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 Scholars who
TALK IT OUT
can change the world!



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