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Bucket Filling Fairy Makes a Stop Granby Elementary School

Students at Granby Elementary School have made friends with a BFF – a Bucket Filling Fairy.

Junior Gomez-Fuentes gives the Bucket Filling Fairy a high-five after he gave an example of how to fill someone’s bucket at Granby Elementary School. Junior and all of the students at Granby Elementary participated in a humorous and interactive play called ‘Have You Filled A Bucket Today.’ Actors and educators from Peaceful Schools brought the character education play to the school to illustrate the impact of kindness and respect and help students understand the difference between bucket filling and bucket dipping.
Junior Gomez-Fuentes gives the Bucket Filling Fairy a high-five after he gave an example of how to fill someone’s bucket at Granby Elementary School. Junior and all of the students at Granby Elementary participated in a humorous and interactive play called ‘Have You Filled A Bucket Today.’ Actors and educators from Peaceful Schools brought the character education play to the school to illustrate the impact of kindness and respect and help students understand the difference between bucket filling and bucket dipping.

A BFF and a color cast of characters made a stop at the school last week to perform the character-building play ‘Have You Filled a Bucket Today.’

The play is based on Carol McCloud’s award-winning book Have You Filled a Bucket Today, which introduces young readers to the concepts of bucket-filling and bucket-dipping.

The play, like the book, is a modern twist to the golden rule – Treat others the way you want to be treated, using the idea of invisible buckets to reinforce how saying and doing nice things creates happiness and ‘fills’ a person’s bucket while saying or doing hurtful things can ‘dip’ into a person’s bucket and leave a person feeling sad.

The Bucket Filling Fairy and her castmates show their excitement for all of the bucket fillers at Granby Elementary School during their performance of the ‘Have You Filled a Bucket Today’ play. A modern twist to the golden rule, actors brought to life the impact that kindness and respect can have on others.
The Bucket Filling Fairy and her castmates show their excitement for all of the bucket fillers at Granby Elementary School during their performance of the ‘Have You Filled a Bucket Today’ play. A modern twist to the golden rule, actors brought to life the impact that kindness and respect can have on others.

The play’s characters acted out a variety of skits to illustrate the difference between bucket filling and bucket dipping at school, at home, in cyberspace and on the school bus.

Through humor and audience interaction with a rhyming and high-energy BFF, the students became empowered to fill buckets and pay kindness and respect forward to others.

1 Comment

  1. As a teacher of K-1 students who are severely intellectually challenged, and in a South Florida School System, I actually use the bucket-filling concept in my classroom as a part of our school-wide social/emotional development program that our guidance counselor oversees. I believe it’s a wonderful concept, and my students bought into it. I must get more information from my guidance counselor about how she came by this wonderful program.

    Hermie

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