To build relationships and community, our staff a few years ago read How Full is Your Bucket by Tom Rath. I found this a fantastic book and was motivated to put drops into my colleagues' buckets to fill them!

Three summers ago, I was walking through Barnes and Noble and found this great book sticking out from a shelf called, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? written by Carol McCloud. Oh, how I love when a book is askew on the shelf pulling me towards it with such gravity! 

I read it to and immediately knew it belonged in my classroom. To support our Woodland Wisdom Character Development Philosophy I use this book as an introduction to life, really.  I read it to the parents of my students on Curriculum Night and encourage everyone to share it with family, friends, and students EVERYWHERE!

As I researched the website and read my Weekly Newsletter from Bucket Fillers,  I was convinced that we need this attitude in our lives and oh, wouldn't the world be a better place if we followed this philosophy daily.  The purpose of this book, in my opinion, is to meet certain life long goals with the best of attitudes toward one another:

 ~To teach children how to reach out and express love, respect and appreciation to others
~To help children become other-centered rather than self-centered To help children express their feelings (good and bad) in a healthy manner  
~To help children understand where feelings originate and how to protect their feelings from being hurt
~To establish a framwork for more constructive words and actions and less bullying
~To teach children how to reach out and express love, respect and appreciation to others
~To create more positive home and school environments

Concepts Learned
Bucket Filling (showing love and respect for others)
Bucket Dipping (bullying)

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Thank you, Mrs. Walker for your webpage to guide me with mine!  
*Permisson granted to publish bucket pictures on my website by Carol McCloud* Thanks again, Carol!  You filled my bucket!