October - Tolerance

October 2019

Dear Forest Lake Families,

The book that we have chosen as our October book of the month is I Need a Hug, by Aaron Blabey.

'I need a hug. Will you cuddle me, Lou?' 'What? With those spikes? Get away from me! Shoo!' All this little porcupine wants is a hug. But with such prickly spikes, will she ever get the cuddle she craves?

During the month of October, we will continue to identify students who are Bucket Fillers. We will focus on learning about of tolerance inside and outside of our classrooms. Staff members will be on the lookout for students who exhibit tolerance and kindness towards their peers.

Our children are our greatest resource and we want them to be successful in their lives. In the information age, having social skills and the ability to collaborate with others will help our children to stay competitive in the workforce. Learning to accept others and to interact positively will create a strong foundation for them. If you would like some resources to help you to build these skills at home, please see the links at the bottom of this letter.

If you'd like to hear this month's surprise guest reader reading the story, use the link below:


Happy Reading!

Jessica Zimmer, Principal

Forest Lake Elementary School




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