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The Bucket Filling program is used to promote positive behavior in the classroom. Bucket filling is an easy to understand concept: Everyone carries an invisible bucket that holds our good thoughts, feelings, and actions. When our bucket is full, we feel happy. When our buckets are empty, we feel sad.


The children quickly understand that they can fill buckets when they do and say things that are kind, considerate, caring, and respectful. They also learn that when they are mean, inconsiderate, uncaring, or disrespectful, they dip into buckets and remove those good feelings. 


Bucket filling will be focused on in depth in the beginning of the school year and referenced in our classroom throughout the year. Below please find information regarding this wonderful book and program. 




How do you fill a bucket?

o    Showing respect by always treating others the way that you would want to be treated

o    Helping others when they are sad, hurt, or need assistance

o    Including each other

o    If someone is lonely ask them to play

o    Saying hello

o    Introducing yourself

o    Show appreciation

o    Sticking up for each other

o    Be kind and caring

o    Smile

o    Say hello

o    Ask someone: "How are you doing?" or "How is your day going?"

o    And so many more ways...


What is dipping?

o    Calling people names

o    Making fun of someone

o    leaving someone out

o    teasing

o    bullying

o    hurting someone's feelings

o    hitting, punching, kicking, pushing, or pinching

o    Not showing respect for others and things around you




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