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Melissa Henry » ABOUT ME


University of Alabama at Birmingham, B.S. in Special Education (1998)
Radford University, M.S. in School Counseling (2008)
I am the school counselor at Loudon Elementary School. I have been a professional educator in Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee. During that time I have taught special education in elementary and middle schools and elementary school counseling. The 2022-2023 school year is my 25th year in education.
The most memorable moments of my elementary school years were when I was in fourth grade. At the beginning of each day, we would write in our journals. Most days we were given a topic to write on, but on Fridays we were allowed to write anything we wanted to. I enjoyed using my imagination to write. I hope that all students at LES feel unique in their abilities to be creative from time to time.
On a personal note, I have been married to my husband Tim for 21 years. We have two children - McKenna and Peyton. I enjoy singing, reading and spending time with my family.
Pandas are my very favorite animal!




National Online Safety


National Online Safety has put together some fantastic resources for parents about social media apps, online games, and trending issues so they can have informed discussions with their children.

All resources, plus much more, can be accessed from the National Online Safety website: https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resourc…/wake-up-wednesday/
You can register for free and get a weekly update.

You can download some of the resources from a Google Drive folder: http://bit.ly/2v8rsEX (additional resources available from National Online Safety website, )

Visit the National Online Safety Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NationalOnlineSafety/

K-2 Social Emotional Learning Challenge

Tell your favorite stuffed animal about 3 feelings you  have felt this week.

Draw a picture of your “happy place” while you sit somewhere calm. 

While you watch a T.V. show, notice how all the characters feel. 

Call a loved one and ask them to tell you about a time they felt a big emotion.

Write 2-4 sentences about what being kind means. Include a picture!

Make a picture for your neighbor and then deliver it to their mailbox with a trusted adult.

Play “Mother May I” with your family. Practice being a good sport.

Make 3 masks of 3 different emotions! Use household items with permission from your family!

Make up an appropriate joke that would make your family laugh.

Hug a stuffed animal as tight as you can for 30 seconds. Then notice how you feel.

Have two of your toys act out how to solve a problem in a safe, healthy way.

Draw a rainbow and then practice rainbow breathing(trace each color with your finger while you breathe).

Go for a walk and quietly think of all the things you are thankful for right now.

Create a book about how kindness can change the world!

Find music that makes you feel 4 different emotions. 

Play another round of Emotions Charades with your family or over video.

Draw about a time you felt proud of yourself. Tell your family about it.

Color a coloring sheet. Use mindfulness by staying in the lines as best you can.

Lay on the floor quietly with your eyes closed and listen while you breathe slowly.

Create a paper chain of all the things that make you awesome. 

Additional Resources:

Sesame Street(Many SEL resources, activities, and videos)


Breath, Think, Do App

Go Noodle FLOW on Youtube(Calming Techniques in video form)


College Application and Exploration Week

College Application and Exploration Week: Scheduled for September 16-20, 2019, the goal of this event is to build excitement and knowledge around the college-going process at all grade levels.
During Classroom Guidance this week and next, we will be exploring college and career opportunities. Kindergarten and first graders explore careers and color the UT rock with what they want to be when they grow up. Second and Third graders explore college and careers and discuss character traits for a good college student. Fourth graders explore college and career and fill out My College Application. Fifth graders explore college and career and write a persuasive college entrance letter. Third through fifth grade students should receive a Human Bingo Card at the end of class. Prizes will be given for students who turn in their Bingo Card to Mrs. Henry.