Friday, October 23, 2015

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

This week we learned all about what it means to "fill someone's bucket"! I was in all 3rd- 5th grade classrooms, a couple 2nd grade classrooms, and one PK class to teach them the difference between being a "bucket filler" and a "bucket dipper". We read the story, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud. It is an excellent story that teaches kids that we should be "filling each others buckets" by being kind to one another, giving each other compliments, helping people, smiling at each other in passing, telling your family you appreciate and love them, etc. Each day, every single person should be filling someone's bucket.

We also learned about being a "bucket dipper". This means you are trying to take from people's buckets by doing things such as making them feel bad, being mean, not following the rules, calling people bad names, etc. If you dip into someone's bucket, you may think this will help you to fill your own bucket, but this will never work and will only make you feel worse.

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After we read the story, students were each given a word or phrase that they needed to categorize into the "bucket fillers" or "bucket dippers" side of our board. They did a great job with this and this gave them many examples to use for the next part of their assignment. Once we did that, they had many ideas to write down on the worksheet they were given. You should have seen these come home, so check them out and continue the conversation with them. Talk about how you can all fill each other's buckets within your family.


Next week is Red Ribbon Week! Look for your child to come home with a letter from Mrs. Rosales and I that explains what each of the themes are for each day of the week next week! It will be a fun week and I will also be in all K- 2nd grade classrooms to talk about Red Ribbon Week and saying no to drugs. 

Have a great weekend and I hope you can try to stay dry! :-) 

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