For this reason, I decided to implement the "bucket filler" behavior management/character education technique in my classroom. What is a bucket filler, you ask? Check out the book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today?, on You Tube. A bucket filler is a loving, caring person who says or does nice things that make others feel special. A bucket dipper, on the other hand, is someone who makes fun of someone else, says or does mean things, or ignores someone. I downloaded the cutest bucket filler posters from TPT, made a white envelope for each child (in place of buckets...I'm too cheap!), and I made the bucket filler slips below for my children to use to give one another compliments:
I am going to try my doggone best to be more of a filler and less of a dipper! How about you?