Have You Filled A Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud is a really cute book that teaches children what it means to fill a bucket. To fill someones bucket means to be nice to them and then when you are mean to them you can take away from the bucket. I think this is a GREAT book to have in the classroom because it tells children in a fun way that we need to be nice to people. It also teaches children that we don't want to be mean to others. I believe that giving children the visual of a bucket that they can think about throughout the day is a great way to get them to fully grasp this concept of being nice and "filling a bucket"! If I were to use this book in my classroom I would either have the children sort through different actions and split them up into "filling a bucket" or "being a bucket dipper". I also think it would be cute to have little paper buckets tapped on the students desks throughout the week and each time I see them do something nice or bad I would either slip a little star in the bucket or take some away! I think this book is going to the top of my list of books that will for sure be in my classroom!
Reading Level: K
Lexile Level: 710L