10.01.2013

Bucket Filling from A to Z Giveaway

Happy October.

Today I'm excited because Carol McCloud and co-author Caryn Butzke have 
a new kid on the block:


I traveled through the ABCs with my Kindergarten kiddos in Peace Class yesterday and they loved it. We started out by singing The Alphabet Song, first my puppet Boris sang it for them in Spanish, then they sang it for him in English. 
AdOrAbLe! 
We reviewed what they understand about filling and dipping, then we read this treasure page by page, paying particular attention to the 
brilliant, colorful illustrations.

We played I-Spy and looked for pictures of kids with a dipping ladle so that we could discuss how to change those behaviors from dipping to filling.

We finished by singing my Fill A Bucket song.



I keep this bucket bag in my office so that when friends need to reflect on their behavior we can do it together ... there's a little mirror inside so they can see that they are a Bucket Filler.


Oh, and see how my friend and expert Bucket Filler Carol McCloud signed this book? Well, it's for one lucky Corner visitor. Just leave a comment telling us what fills your bucket and you'll have an entry in my Bucket Book Giveaway. 

How about we leave the giveaway opened through Friday night, October 4, 2103, at 10 pm central. The Gruener Generator will choose one winner from all of the comments and we'll announce if it's you on Saturday morning.

This giveaway is now closed.

How will you fill a bucket today?




22 comments:

  1. Looking forward to reading it!! I just might have something sweet for you today to help fill your bucket and your tummy!

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  2. Today I am working with a child with autism--I will be filling his bucket by helping him learn to adjust to the cafeteria and bus. Knowing that I am helping him deal with these stimulating environments fill my own bucket. Today we filled our teachers mailboxes/buckets with Hershey kisses with the note here's a hug---all this common core has them stressed out.

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  3. Today I am filling the buckets of my teachers--they are feeling stress/pressure with all the common core changes. In their mailboxes, I put Hershey kisses on a little card with the note--here's a hug for you.

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  4. Today is my last day as a long term School Counselor substitute and throughout the day, I am learning of all the buckets I have filled throughout my time here... which is filling my bucket to the brim!

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  5. Getting hugs from my students always fills my bucket! I try to fill theirs by making them smile throughout the day either through silliness or compliments or anything I can think of! :)

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  6. Hugs from my sweet students fill my bucket!! I've been in classrooms the last two weeks introducing them to Bucket Filling :-) They are enjoying the lessons, and taking them to heart, which also fills my bucket!! Thanks for everything you do Barbara!!!

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  7. My students will be thrilled to know that there is a new bucket filling book! It fills my bucket to see how my class is working on including our three new students. It is so great to see how welcome they feel at their new school!!

    Kate
    EduKate and Inspire

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  8. I love to see my students working together and that totally fills my bucket! Great book!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  9. I fill my student's bucket's by smiling at them in the hallway and doing finger waves as they walk by me. I also filled student's buckets by having lunch bunches with them in my office. They love eating with me and a few friends.

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  10. I help fill student's buckets by doing small lunch bunches in my office with just a few friends. I also smile and do finger waves to all my friends in the hallway as they walk by my office.

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  11. When the Kinders run up to me and hug me! That fills my bucket. :)

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  12. Sweet smiles, kind words, and catching "bucket fillers in action" fills my bucket! Excited to see a new bucket filling book!

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  13. My bucket was filled going to the pumpkin patch field trip yesterday!

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  14. My bucket gets filled by sweet student hugs and by seeing students stick up for each other and care for one another. ALL of my students love this book and I love it, too! The concept is simple yet it makes a huge difference in the classroom community.

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  15. It fills my bucket with my students can't wait for me to come to guidance or they leave me a sweet note or picture! It is so fun to be with my precious little bucket fillers. My son's teacher has taught his class about bucket filling and dipping. Love it!

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  16. It fills my bucket when my elem. kiddos make me feel like a rock star! Hugs, high fives and smiles make my day! Life doesn't get any better than this!

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  17. It fills my bucket with I see my first graders take ownership of the qualities of character even when they don't think I'm watching. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  18. I have had a few of my 4th grade students helping me in some of the younger grades where we have friends who have special needs within the classroom. It fills my bucket to see these older kids be fantastic role models for the younger students! :-)

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  19. Watching my fourth grade students read to their first grade Buddies fills my bucket.
    jkmatuch@aol.com

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  20. It would fill my bucket to win this book!

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  21. Smiles, little waves, and when the elementary students work together! That fills my bucket :-)

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