This year we are continuing our outstanding character development program called Bucket Fillers. Bucket filling is an easy-to-understand concept:
Everyone carries an invisible bucket that holds our good thoughts and feelings.
When our buckets are full, we feel happy and when our buckets are empty, we feel sad. 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 behave unkindly, inconsiderate, uncaring, or disrespectful, they dip into buckets and remove those good feelings.
During the school year students are reminded to make an effort to be a bucket filler at home, at school, and everywhere they go. To encourage this behavior, different students are spotlighted each week on Fridays for being “Bucket Fillers.” These important life skills are taught in classrooms weekly by the school counselor.