Counseling Wisdom brings you #5 in a collection of character education paper folding booklets. Topic is Kindness, presented in December with an elf/Christmas theme. Bonus with this packet is I have designed a writing center activity based upon the book HAVE YOU FILLED A BUCKET TODAY? Students will learn to write a 2 sentence compliment based on the words, deeds or actions of the person they are complimenting. I have noticed that many of my students do not know how to give compliments other than saying something nice about how a person looks!
Students will have the opportunity to practice their skills during the month by composing "Bucket Greetings" for their friends at school at the Bucket Filling Center. Center materials include themed bucket note slips, examples of 2 sentence compliments referencing kind words, deeds, and actions. Six posters are included that provide guidance on writing compliments, and a kindness quote. Additionally, there is a coloring page for younger students with traceable letters for: You are kind.
The paper folding booklet has pictures to color and spaces to write kind words, deeds, and actions. We brainstorm as a whole class to prepare our lists. These lists in their booklet then become a resource for students when they are writing bucket slips. It is a great activity during a month where students may get caught up in their own wants and desires!