Fill Your Bucket Writing Center: Encourage your students to become better writers and improve your students' behavior at the same time.
Have you read the book, “Have you Filled a Bucket Today?” by Carol McCloud? I highly recommend you read it if you haven’t already. You can easily incorporate this book into a lesson about metaphors and your behavior plan.
Use the forms included with this packet to fill other people’s buckets.
BLANK FORM: This would be perfect for a pen pal type of activity. Each week, let students draw a name out of the hat, and write a note to fill their classmate’s bucket.
FORMS WITH PICTURES: Classroom teachers are often shown appreciation during the holidays by parents. There are many people like crossing guards, reading specialists, librarians, P.E. teachers, and custodians who help our students, too. These staff members are often overlooked. Why not use these forms to fill their buckets? You could set this up as a writing center. Staple the notes together in a book and put it in their mailbox for a nice little surprise.
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Behavior and Classroom Management