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Mrs. DeWitt from Arkadelphia AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Changing Our Community One Bucket at a Time

My students need 30 copies of Have You Filled a Bucket Today to extend bucket filling into their homes and our community.

  • $363 goal

This project expired on September 11, 2010.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In a world where putdowns are sport and bad feelings pass from person to person like a handshake, it is a challenge for students to establish and maintain a sense of personal worth and a positive self-image. It is time for a change!

My students are 2nd and 3rd graders and attend public school in Arkansas.

Over 70% are from low-income families. They have the same basic desires as all be loved, respected and appreciated by others. They have the ability to change the world by spreading a message of love and respect. They are up for the challenge!

My Project

The book, "Have You Filled a Bucket Today?" explains to children that we all carry an invisible bucket in which we keep our feelings about ourselves. When our bucket is full, we are happy; when our bucket is empty, we are sad. It teaches children how they can fill their bucket by loving others, helping others and being a friend to others. This is a life long message and one that can easily spill out into students' homes and community. Implementation into classrooms guarantees a safe, positive, respectful and nurturing environment school-wide. Extending bucket-filling into the home and community will create more positive home and community environments as parents participate in bucket-filling activities. Each classroom will receive a "bucket-bag", which will contain a notebook and a copy of "Have You Filled a Bucket Today?" Each student will have a weekend to take the bag home. Families will read the book, think of bucket-filling ideas, act on their ideas and record their experiences.

This project will teach children how to reach out to others with love, respect and appreciation.

Students will become other-centered rather then self-centered. Extending this concept into their homes and community ensures that countless others will hear the bucket-filling message and will be encouraged to fill buckets in their homes and neighborhoods. Our community will be forever changed by 8 and 9 year old children, a book, and selfless service to others.

Mrs. DeWitt
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 330 students.

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Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids Carol McCloud, David Messing (Illustrator), Foreword by Merrill Lundgren • Barnes and Noble $8.95 30 $268.50

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