Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Value of Bucket Filling

For the past several years I've used the popular Bucket Filler books by Carol McCloud in my classroom.

If you've not taken a peek at this series it is a MUST do.  At the start of every school year I begin the bucket filler program. I have this bulletin board display of personalized buckets for classmates to add positive bucket filler thoughts.

Here's my Bucket Filler Bulletin Board. I personalized each bucket with student's names and taped them to party favor treat boxes.  

In addition, I found an adorable Bucket Filler song online written by Ken Beere.

Be sure to grab a copy of the song lyrics I typed up.  

Be sure to view the video skits done by Fairmont Elementary School too. The videos are a GREAT way to get Bucket Fillers off to a great start in your classroom!

Video 1

Video 2

Video 3


  1. I love this! I may have to become a bucket filler :)
    Thanks for linking up!

    Sunny Days In Second Grade

  2. Thank you so much for linking this up! We do Bucket Filling at my school and I love that you have seasonal ones.

  3. I love Bucket Fillers. I read 5 each week. The kids love getting them!

  4. This post is such a great resource- thanks for sharing!

    3rd Grade Thoughts

  5. Bucket filling song? Awesome! My class fills buckets and it makes such a difference in classroom management. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love yours!

    Mrs. T
    Teaching Mrs.T

    1. I love your videos! I plan on filling buckets with my first graders this year and I will use the videos. Thank you for sharing.


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