To wrap up the Bully Prevention unit, fourth graders are partaking in a bucket filling challenge, based upon the book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids, by Carol McCloud and David Messing. They have learned that people, as well as animals, have invisible buckets that hold good thoughts and feelings about themselves. Over the next few weeks, they will be practicing being bucket fillers by showing kindness to others and learning that this is also a great way to fill their own buckets too! This is opposed to being bucket dippers, or bullies, who dip into others’ buckets in order to make themselves feel better (which never works).
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