When I worked at Camp Allen Elementary,
the staff had a Bucket Filling Program. We read the adult book How Full
is Your Bucket and had several professional development activities about
While shopping in Barnes and Nobel I ran
across this book...
I instantly knew it was a program that I needed to
implement in my classroom. Basically is says that we all carry an
invisible bucket that contains our feelings. When our bucket is full, we
feel great. When our bucket is empty, we feel sad. A bucket filler is
someone who says or does nice things for other people. By doing this,
they are filling other people's buckets and filling their own bucket at
the same time. On the other hand, a bucket dipper says or does things to
cause other people to feel bad. A bucket dipper empties their bucket
when they say and do mean things.
I've also purchased two more books to go
with the program and collected lessons from the Bucket Filling website
to teach to my students.
Bucket Filling Resources
Fillers 101 Website
Bucket Filling Poster