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