As part of our Positive Behaviour for Learning focus this
week – “I am aware my actions impact on others and make my actions positive”,
we have been reading the picture book by Carol McCloud “Have you filled a
This heart-warming book encourages positive behaviour by
using the concept of an invisible bucket to show children how easy and
rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love by "filling
buckets”. The book talks about "bucket dipping" as negative behaviours,
not a permanent label. It also explains that it's possible to fill or dip into
our own buckets as a result of our own behaviours.
There are three rules to being bucket fillers –
Rule One: Be a bucket filler.
Rule Two: Don’t dip.
Rule Three: Use your lid.
Next week, we explore the sequel “Growing up with a bucket
full of happiness” to discuss the importance of using your lid to protect your
good feelings and thoughts.
“Have you filled a bucket today?” is a wonderful addition to
any home library. If you have not read it, please follow the link to hear Miss Bonney reading this picture book for your enjoyment and discussion.