We are beginning a new school wide emotional self awareness program at Springfield Park.  It is called the ZONES OF REGULATION.  It asks students “WHICH ZONE ARE YOU IN?”

  • Blue Zone-feeling sad, sick, tired, sleepy, bored
  • Yellow Zone-feeling nervous, anxious, silly, excited, talkative
  • Red Zone-mad, angry, frustrated
  • Green Zone-happy, content, calm, “good to go”, ready to learn

Students are being taught in classroom lessons about the zones and what they are.  They are learning that the GREEN ZONE is the zone we want you to be in at school: in the classrooms, hallways, art, music, PE, library and guidance times.  It is okay to be in the other zones, but be aware of it and modify your feelings to be in the green zone.  We will be teaching strategies to help students regulate back into the green zone.  The zones will be touched on several times throughout the school year.

Below is a picture of our bulletin board to help students at school.

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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