“Throw Kindness like Confetti!” Kindness Week-Jan. 29th-Feb. 2nd

“Throw Kindness like Confetti!” Kindness Week-Jan. 29th-Feb. 2nd

We are excited to celebrate Kindness all month long!  In addition to Kindness month in January, we are celebrating Kindness Week, January 29th-February 2nd.  Studies have indicated that promoting kindness in youth promotes self-confidence, optimism, leadership and increased happiness.  To celebrate kindness week, we are having a classroom confetti decorating activity to be displayed in the main hallway highlighting our motto this month “Throw Kindness like Confetti!” In addition to the confetti piece, large sheets of paper will be displayed in each of the hallways with post-it notes for students to write down an act of kindness they witnessed.  Also, each day of the week help your child show an act of kindness.  Classroom teachers will be watching students who show the act of kindness during the day and will send me names.  Those names will be put in for a prize drawing at the end of the week.  You never know who is watching! J Below is the schedule:

Monday, January 23rd Give a High Five Day
Tuesday, January 24th Give a Compliment Day
Wednesday, January 25th Say “Thank You” to Someone
Thursday, January 26th Help a Friend or Teacher Day
Friday, January 27th Give Someone a Hug Day


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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