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Have You Filled A Bucket Today Companion

Speech Time Fun
Grade Levels
PreK - 6th
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27 pages
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Speech Time Fun


Schools everywhere are falling in love with the story Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud - and for good reason! This activity pack is geared especially toward the speech room working with elementary-aged students so that you can teach social skills and speech and language skills at once!


What awesome resources are included?
★ Opposites Matching Cards: There are several opposites mentioned in the story. There are also several words used that have an opposite. Use the matching cards to review the story vocabulary through drilling, review, and memory matching games.

★ Comprehension Questions: Use the question cards with the board game provided to review the story and to work on recall, answering questions, and comprehension.

★ Verb Tenses Sentence Game: Each card contains a verb from the story in either the past, the present, or the future tense. As a student selects a card from a pile, they must determine the tense of the verb used. Once they respond accurately, they can hold onto the card. If they pick the “happy” card, then they get an extra turn. If they pick a “sad” card, then they lose a turn. The student with the most cards at the end is the winner.

★ Bucket Filler vs. Bucket Dipper: Practice social skills and understanding of the story by sorting the actions on the cards into the correct category.

★ Bucket Following Directions: Print and laminate the page with the bucket for each student. Print the “object” card page and laminate. You can print a copy for each student or have them share (great for social skills). Use each direction card to provide instructions for students. The concepts included are on, over, under, next to, top, and bottom.

★ Writing Activity: Pretend to write a note to your teacher. What can you say so you can fill a bucket? What do you need to write a letter?


What are other customers saying about this product?
"I have used this with my elementary school students as well as my EI kids! Great package. Especially since Filling the Bucket is the School Theme this year in order to promote good behavior and respect for others!"

"Our School Counselor has been using this book as the basis for an ongoing project throughout the year. Now I'll be able to reinforce her lessons in the Speech room. Thanks!"

"I like the letter to the teacher follow up activity!!"


Want other storybook companions? Check these out:
Goodnight Moon Storybook Companion
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Companion
The Paper Bag Princess Storybook Companion


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