January is Kindness month and “Kindness Makes Us Bloom”

January is Kindness month and “Kindness Makes Us Bloom”


Kindness Makes us Bloom is our theme this month as we learn to spread kindness throughout our school with Random Acts of Kindness (RAK).  We are learning about kindness is our classrooms and students are earning hearts from staff when caught showing a “RAK” for someone in the school.  I am hoping to fill in our Kindness Tree with thousands of hearts with all of our student names.

Great Kindness Challenge Week is Jan 27-31 and we will celebrate with Kindness Bingo, each day of the week will be a dress up day along with a kindness act that 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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