Chrysanthemum Activities: "Bucket Filling" With Chrysanthemum

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PreK - 2nd, Homeschool
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Do you read Kevin Henkes’ story “Chrysanthemum”? It’s one of my favorite back to school books and perfect as an introduction to “bucket filling” and using kind words.

My school is a “bucket filler” school, so I thought it would be beneficial to tie Chrysanthemum into this interesting concept.

After reading the story, children can transition to making a list of “bucket dipping” moments in the story, as well as “bucket filling” times on the 2 worksheets.

I’ve also included color copies so you can do this as a whole group activity as well.

The packet also includes several posters: “We are a bucket-filling classroom”, “Easily Fill A Bucket By . . .” plus a “Please Don’t Be A Dipper”.

The “Chrysanthemum’s ABCs of Bucket Filling” worksheets help build vocabulary while practicing letter sounds.

These can be done individually, or use the colorful ones with a whole group.

I’ve included answer keys with lots of alliterative options: “Aa: aid, applaud, ask, award, advise, affirm, acknowledge…”

Finally, students can use the little Chrysanthemum bucket cards to encourage each other.

There’s a set in color so that you can leave your students a compliment or note as well.

I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your students enjoy practicing kindness with Chrysanthemum.

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