This month (September) we are reading Have You Filled A Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids by Carol McCloud. Have You Filled A Bucket Today? uses the image of a bucket to represent our need to be filled with positive, caring words every day. When we are kind to each other, we create warm fuzzies that fill our friends’ and classmates’ buckets.
This book also discusses bucket dippers, whose negative behavior removes warm fuzzies from other people’s buckets and makes them feel sad. The lesson’s goal is to help students intentionally choose to fill their classmates’ buckets with kindness in order to treat each other with respect.
At Home Work: Take the time to complete a Fuzzy Gram or write a note telling someone a warm fuzzy with your child at home. Reinforce with them what it means to fill a bucket with a kind thought,