Calling all teachers and parents! Attention please! If you haven't heard of a Bucket Filler...look it up now. It is absolutely genius and teaches children about kindness and respect. During the first week of school, I read Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud. It is a super cute book that explains how everybody has an invisible bucket. By saying/doing kind things you are considered a Bucket Filler and by saying/doing mean things you are a Bucket Dipper.
After reading the story, we made an Anchor Chart that listed all the ways we could fill someones bucket at home and at school. Then we practiced writing special notes to our peers to fill their buckets (pairing each student with their shoulder partner ensured that nobody was left out). I plan on referring back to being a Bucket Filler throughout the school year to promote a positive classroom environment. Each child also has a bucket and in their spare time I encourage all of my students to practice this feel good program.