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Negative world – Movies, Video Games, Television Shows, etc. Bullying Comprehension Brings out the positive in every child Positive Atmosphere
Early Childhood Character Development Program -1960 by Dr. Donald O. Clifton Kindness and Respect – Taught, Practiced, & Valued Encourage the positives and try to relinquish the negatives Imaginary “buckets” – represent mental and emotional self
Actions or words Saying or doing something kind A smile Helping without being asked Showing respect to others Anything positive
Making someone feel negative about themselves Taking joy and happiness from someone else to try to fill your bucket Actually your dipping from your bucket, too.
Making fun of someone Doing unkind things Refusing to help Disrespectful Showing disrespect Bullying
How it helps: With Discipline Helps children understand each other’s feelings Makes them aware of their actions Makes a positive environment Materials: Books for children to read about bucket filling Board with ways to be bucket fillers Use Plastic cups to represent child’s bucket and let children fill them with pom-poms or notes when they do something positive
As a teacher, I noticed that a girl in my class, Rachel, does not play with children on the playground, nobody ever asks her to play. One day I had duty and noticed another girl in my class, Sarah, inviting Rachel to play with her. After recess I let Sarah know that she was being a bucket filler and made Rachel feel special and loved. I let Sarah put pom-poms in Rachel’s plastic cup when we get back into the room to represent bucket filling.
At school one day I noticed that a couple of children were picking on Adam because he got glasses. I explain to the class that they are dipping from Adam’s bucket. I tell them we need to be bucket fillers and not bucket dippers. We talk about ways we can be bucket fillers.
Send out a newsletter Have a bucket filling conference at school Keep up with the bucket filling every week Make the newsletter informational about bucket filling (Websites) Make the conference fun, yet informational Send a letter home at the end of the week telling parents what they did to fill buckets
Implement it into your own lives. You will notice a big difference on what you say! Think before you speak!
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