January is Kindness Month

January is Kindness Month


All of the month of January, we will celebrate Kindness.  I am teaching Character Education in K-5 classrooms, and Kindness is one of our character education words we are studying.

Our Kindness Pledge:

“I pledge to myself on this day

To try and be kind in every way.

I pledge to use my words to speak in a kind way.

I pledge to help others as I go through the day.”

Our Theme for the month:

“Ride the Kindness Wave

Kindness week is January 25-29.  We will dress up in beach clothes and apparel this week.  There will be a poster contest for grades K-5 which incorporates our kindness theme.

About Jennifer D. Woody

Hello! I am the part-time school counselor at Echo Lake this year along with full-time counselor, Julie Williams. I am from East Tennesse. I have my undergraduate degree in psychology from Mars Hill University (near Asheville, NC) and my graduate degree in counseling education from VCU. I have been in Richmond since 1999 and I have seven years experience as a school counselor. I spent one year at Longan Elementary and six years at Johnson Elementary both in Henrico County. I have three children and have been a stay-at-home mom for the past five years. My children are all elementary age; 3rd grade, 1st grade and Kindergarten and now is the time to return to what I love doing by easing in as a part-time counselor. I look forward to getting to know staff, students, and Echo Lake families. This is a wonderful school and community! I am at Echo Lake part-time. I am here full day on Tuesdays and Thursdays and half day on Fridays. I have started classroom guidance lessons in Kindergarten and Ist grade classes. We are learning how to be good students by listening carefully, always working hard and paying attention. I am the contact person for the International Baccalaureate Program at Moody Middle School for rising 5th graders. I am here for all students. I can see individual students from parent and teacher referral. I am happy to work with your child(ren).

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