karonadrummond

Because We Love Children

We Can All Be Bucket Fillers

on August 10, 2013

 

“All day long, everyone in the whole wide world walks around carrying an invisible bucket.” That is how this wonderful book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today?, begins This bucket, according to author Carol McCloud, contains good thoughts and feelings about ourselves.

How do we keep our buckets full? By filling other people’s buckets. How do we fill other people’s buckets? By our kind words and deeds. What if someone tries to dip into our bucket by being unkind to us? We close the lids of our buckets to the unkind individual.

I stumbled upon this beautiful concept picture book while shopping for school supplies at Mardel. I bought the book right then and there. I shared Have You Filled a Bucket Today? with my family, fellow teachers, and the director of the school where I teach. We are going to spend this school year learning how to be “bucket fillers”.

There are other related books, and free activities at the bucket fillers website: www.bucketfillers101.com  .

Also, take a look at Pinterest. Check out the way other moms and teachers have implemented bucket filling into their homes and classrooms.

Now go forth and be bucket fillers! 🙂

Karona Drummond

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2 responses to “We Can All Be Bucket Fillers

  1. darlene says:

    Karona, This is a great post. Thanks.

  2. Reblogged this on Darlene Beck-Jacobson and commented:
    Being a Bucket Filler is a great goal for the upcoming school year.

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