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If you are cruising around the teacher blogosphere you are sure to come across "Bucket Fillers." This will be the first year that I am using it in my classroom, but I love the concept.
- Provide each student with a class list and columns to make check marks to track the buckets they have filled.
- Present mini-lessons modeling how to properly write a complimentary note to someone.
- Provide materials in our writing center to encourage my friends to write compliments.
Below are some bucket-filler displays to inspire you and some links for additional information on how others are using and managing this program.
- Rachelle from What the Teacher Wants has a post dedicated to bucket filling with some cute resources she has shared for free.
- Miss Powell explains the program very well on her site.
- Beth Newingham does it a bit differently. In her classroom, students fill their own buckets through acts of kindness towards others. She has a thorough write-up on her blog.
This is actually a small display which got me thinking that some sort of spice rack might be a good option for some of you.
This is a cute way to hang the buckets.
My mission du jour is to find this for my classroom. It matches my color scheme. I love how you can see who needs filling and hopefully this will encourage my friends to take care of each other and the size is perfect. It's from Flip Flop Teacher.
Ribbon on a bucket handle=fabulous!
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