After reading the story 'Have You Filled a Bucket Today?', the intention is to introduce a bucket filling gesture.
If the teacher spies someone doing the right thing, or something positive, it is said that the teachers 'bucket was filled'. Therefore, the teacher can pass on a slip for the student to fill out for a peer.
The intention is a bit of a 'pass it forward' idea.
*** I had a classroom display of buckets, with labels done by the students. Once someone had filled out a slip, they got to go and put it in someones bucket.
You might need to guide students to who they compliment, as I found that some students were missing out :(
They LOVED the concept though.