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This activity is perfect for any time of the year. Read aloud: Have You Filled A Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids, Written by Carol McCloud and Illustrated by David Messing.
This book encourages positive behavior. Children see how rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love. Filling and dipping are the metaphors (comparisons) used for understanding the impact of words and actions on the healthy well-being of others AND ourselves.
This item includes:
A Leo Buscaglia quote (for discussion and analysis) about the importance of being kind
Directions for teaching
A classroom poster (for daily display)
A cover for student materials
A student comprehension guide addressing a greater depth of knowledge
A brainstorming activity
An illustration page with specific student directions
Comment cards to be shared by students (to be copied for use all year long!)
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