Bucketfillers: All Year Bucket filling is an easy-to-understand concept.
Everyone carries an invisible bucket that holds our good thoughts and feelings. When our buckets are full, we feel happy and when our buckets are empty, we feel sad. Children quickly understand that they can fill buckets when they do and say things that are kind, considerate, caring, and respectful. They also learn that when they are mean, inconsiderate, uncaring, or disrespectful, they dip into buckets and remove those good feelings. Even the youngest child understands that actions and words can either fill a bucket or dip into it.
Emmons Lake encourages students to be Bucketfillers by being kind, considerate and helpful to those around them. When an adult recognizes a Bucketfilling act, the child’s name will be placed on a paper bucket and deposited in the office. One name is chosen from each grade level EVERY DAY for the honor of using the grade level bucket chair.