If you didn't start out your year (all grade levels) discussing bucket filling, go back... it's not too late! For great anchor chart activity to go with the book: Have You Filled a Bucket Today? Teach your students compassion and empathy.
Primary teachers love the book "Have You Filled a Bucket Today?"--and for good reason! Learn more ways to use this community-building book in your classroom to teach your students how to be bucket fillers instead of bucket dippers.
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud is a great book to teach young children about caring for others. How our actions and words hurt people around us. The book uses colorful illustration to teach an important lesson, thinking about others. The book describes everyone has an invisible bucket, you might not see it but it is there. The bucket’s purpose is to hold your good thoughts that make you warm and fuzzy.
Intentionally set up a classroom culture based on kindness and empathy by teaching about "bucket filling". Read about how I use Have You Filled a Bucket Today? to establish a classroom tone build around kindness. www.building-brilliance.com
After reading the book "Have You Filled a Bucket Today" each child made their own bucket out of a paper cup, colored paper, and pipe cleaner. Every time they do something to fill someone else's "bucket" they add pom poms to their bucket and when their bucket is full they get a bucket filler award and a home work pass!
If you’ve ever had (or possibly you currently do have) a student who struggled with phonics even after receiving daily, systematic instruction, it’s most likely because they have not yet developed their phonemic awareness abilities. Read more