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!