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Bucket Fillers

Bucket Fillers
We are Bucket Fillers! At West Side, Ms. Baratta’s 5th graders listened to the book Have You Filled A Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud. As part of building class community and SEL (Social Emotional Learning), School Psychologist, Ms. Latham and Ms. Baratta had a discussion with the students about how we all have invisible buckets and that we can be a bucket "filler" for others by thinking positive thoughts, being caring and saying nice things to others. Ms. Baratta shared, “We discussed that we do not fill our own buckets by dipping into someone else's, rather how we feel good when we fill someone's bucket each day.” Students thought about what some of the obstacles may be that may prevent them from filling someone's bucket. In the activity, they illustrated a colorful bucket, further demonstrating how to choose to be a bucket filler.
These heart-warming bucket illustrations are a great reminder to all of us during this season of Thanksgiving…