In our classroom, we will work hard to be "bucket fillers", not "bucket dippers"! But what are "bucket fillers" and "bucket dippers"? We're going to read the book Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids.
This book tells the story of how everyone, all over the world, carries an invisible bucket with them. The way that we treat others can fill their buckets when we are kind, or we can dip from their buckets when we use unkind words and actions. Other people can fill or dip from our buckets too. In the first few days of school, we will spend time learning how we can fill other peoples' buckets and learning how to avoid dipping from them! In our classroom, each student has a bucket on our Bucket Filler bulletin board. Everyone is encouraged to put a 'drop' in the bucket of a classmate by writing kind words and compliments to each other. At the end of the week, we empty the buckets and read the nice things our friends left for us when they filled our buckets.