Sunday, February 12, 2012

This week I read a book to the children entitled, How Full is Your Bucket? for Kids.
The children are learning that words we use with others can "add drops" to their bucket or make their bucket "drip".  When I asked the children why they thought one of the illustrations showed everyone with an invisible bucket over their head, one very astute little boy said, "Because we all have feelings."  BINGO!

Now that the children are learning to read and write, I will have a little form they can fill out when somebody "fills their bucket".  (We will not fill it out for those who make our buckets drip - we want to accentuate the positive!  I have a bucket in the classroom where the children will drop their "drops", and at the end of the day, I will read them aloud.  We will be working on learning our lifeskill of Caring along with practicing writing!

I came across a post in another teacher's blog about charts she made with her class.  I think I am going to do something similar in my class with Bucket Fillers:


  1. We do bucket filling too. We fill our bucket with helpful hearts (heart shaped craft beads). At the end of the year, each kiddo makes a bracelet with the beads.

    When we add them, the child has to go to the child they are adding it for and say " I am going to add you a helpful heart for ______________". The child that it is been added for answers by saying, "Thank you for noticing that."

    It is amazing and so sweet. =)

    Visit me when you can and you can read about some of Our School Family jobs like the Encourager and Cheerleader.

    Heather's Heart

    1. Heather, thank's for writing! I will definitely check out your blog! I love the ideas about the beads and for saying thank you. I may have to incorporate those ideas.


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