How Full is Your Bucket? An Elementary Curriculum Unit to Promote Positive Relationships and a Supportive School Culture EVERYTHING WE SAY OR DO CAN: Build someone up – A Bucket-Filler OR Bring someone down – A Bucket- Dipper IF WE HAVE FULL BUCKETS, WE ARE MORE LIKELY TO … Be Enthusiastic Learners Have Healthy Friendships Say “NO” to Destructive Tendencies STAND UP IF: • You have noticed someone being left out of a game when they want to play. • You have seen or heard kids being teased. • You have heard someone making fun of a student. • You have seen someone write or draw mean things about someone. How did you feel when you saw these things? LET’S MAKE A LIST OF WAYS TO FILL SOMEONE’S BUCKET • Inviting someone who is alone to join your game • Avoiding saying unkind things • Stopping bullies from hurting others • Helping someone who is having a hard time • Telling someone that you care about them • Smiling at someone who looks sad or lonely LET’S READ: HOW FULL IS YOUR BUCKET? FOR KIDS When you think of others and you are helpful, you are a Bucket-Filler! When you only think of yourself and you are hurtful, you are a Bucket-Dipper. Listen for examples of Bucket-Fillers and Bucket-Dippers from the story as we read … WE CAN: • Build People Up • Fill Their Buckets OR • Bring People Down • Dip From Their Buckets EVERY POSITIVE: Comment Compliment Praise Success Accomplishment Is a drop in the bucket, like a drop of water. Each drop fills the bucket. Each drop fills us with happiness. UNFORTUNATELY … When holes are poked in our bucket with … • Unkind Words • Rude Comments Subhead Text Here • Fighting • Bullying Our drops of happiness drain out. It takes many DROPS of Video kindness to fill Title someone’s bucketVideo of Description self-esteem. It only takes one hurtful comment … TO DRAIN THE ENTIRE Video Title BUCKET. DON’T POKE HOLES in anyone’s bucket … Make a positive difference in the lives of your friends and classmates, your teachers, Video Title your parents, your bus driver… Video Description Be a BUCKET-FILLER! START PRACTICING Video Title TODAY with everyone you meet! WAYS TO FILL YOUR PARENTS’ BUCKETS By By By By WAYS TO FILL YOUR FRIENDS’ BUCKETS By By By By WAYS TO FILL YOUR TEACHER’S BUCKET By By By By WAYS TO FILL YOUR FAMILY’S BUCKET By By By By WAYS TO FILL THE LUNCH LADIES’ BUCKETS By By By By WAYS TO FILL THE BUS DRIVER’S BUCKET By By By By WAYS TO DIP FROM PEOPLE’S BUCKETS By By By By HOMEWORK … Go out and fill someone’s bucket. • Say or do something kind for someone else today. (Be prepared to tell me what you did tomorrow.) • Choose someone difficult for you to treat kindly. • Please be sincere. • People can tell when you are giving false praise. LOOK FOR THE GOOD IN EVERYONE! (What if everyone did this all the time?) MY PROMISE TO MY FRIENDS, TEACHERS, PARENTS … I AM A BUCKET-FILLER.