We had our first visit from our ABC Reader on Friday. Students heard the book Have You Filled a bucket Today? A guide to Daily Happiness for Kids, by Carol McCloud. The class discussed how kind words and actions create “warm fuzzies” that fill our buckets. Also, we talked about how negative behavior can make others feel poorly and remove “warm fuzzies” from buckets. The goal of the lesson is for students to intentionally choose to fill their classmates buckets by being kind and respectful. It is similar to the lesson from one of our earlier stories to treat others the way you would want to be treated. Discuss the three concepts from the story with your child.
- Be a bucket filler -- When you fill someone else’s bucket with a smile, kind word, or hug, you also fill your own. Your bucket can never be too full.
- No bucket dipping -- Try not to say or do hurtful things that will dip into someone else’s bucket. If you know someone who dips into other’s buckets often, that’s a good clue that their bucket is not full. If you make a mistake and dip into someone’s bucket offer a sincere apology.
- Keep your lid on -- Keeping your lid on means learning not to listen to or believe the mean or hurtful things that are said to you. This helps keep you from letting your bucket become empty.