Fill My Bucket - Information on Bucketfilling
"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up!" Mark Twain
Students in Kindergarten and First Grade are taught the art of "Bucketfilling" based on the award-winning book "Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids" written by Carol McCloud
**Some students may not receive this lesson if the school year time frame does not allow.
Adapted from Carol McCloud's book introduction: "..it is helpful to think of every baby as being born with an invisible bucket. The bucket represents child's mental and emotional health. you can't see the bucket, but it's there. It is primarily the parents' or other caregivers' responsibility to fill a child's bucket. When you hold, caress, nurture, touch, sing, play and provide loving attention, safety and care, you fill your child's bucket. However, in addition to being loved, children must also be taught how to love others. children who learn how to express kindness and love lead happier lives. When you love and care about others and show that love with what you say and do, you feel good and you fill your own bucket too. This book was written to teacher young children how to be bucket fillers."