2019 - 2020 Book of the Month

September 2019

Dear Forest Lake Families,

The book that we have chosen as our September book of the month is Try a Little Kindness, by Henry Cole.

It's fun to be kind! Our funny animal friends show us how to be kind to each other. Be a great ally. Hold the door for a friend. Try a little kindness today, and you will feel so much, much better.

This year we are looking forward to tying our Book of the Month program to character traits that we would like for our students to exhibit in school each day. During the month of September, we will be focusing on kindness both inside and outside of our classrooms. Staff members will be on the lookout for students who show kindness.

In our busy, technology-filled lives, it is important that we remember that kindness truly makes a difference in our lives and the lives of others. Our children learn from our words and actions. This book shows many simple ways that we can show kindness in our everyday lives. Spend some time as a family talking about the acts of kindness everyone has noticed each day. Show your children that kindness is important to you.

If you'd like to hear me reading the story, use the link below:


Happy Reading!

Jessica Zimmer


Forest Lake Elementary School