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Crafting Connections: Anchors Away Monday {9.1.14} A Bucket Filling Classroom

If you didn't start out your year (all grade levels) discussing bucket filling, go back. it's not too late! For great anchor chart activity to go with the book: Have You Filled a Bucket Today? Teach your students compassion and empathy.

Creating a Culture of Kindness in Your Classroom. The best way to promote kindness and caring behaviors in our classrooms is to model them. When we show our students what it LOOKS like and SOUNDS like to be kind, there is a far greater chance they will repeat those modeled behaviors. It is so important to remember that children watch their teachers all the time and listen to everything they say (especially when it’s not in a lecture).

Creating a Culture of Kindness in Your Classroom: Teaching kindness to kids is more important than ever before. With just a little investment of time, our classrooms, schools — and even the world — can become a much kinder place!

"Bucket Filling from A to Z" Poster 16 #bucketfilling:

Post these on the classroom wall to give students ideas on how to be bucket fillers. There are many ways to create positive relationships.

I create sub rules by writing an anchor chart letter to my class if and when I'm going to be absent sets the tone for the class, and lets the substitute teacher know exactly what I expect.

Management Monday - Sub Rules

Don't like calling out the one kid, but I like the chart. True Life I'm a Teacher - Management Monday - Sub Rules Anchor Chart

Have you Filled A Bucket Today? This is a FREE resource to use as a supplemental activity for this amazing book!

Teach Your Child to Read - Have you Filled A Bucket Today? This is a FREE resource to use as a supplemental activity for this amazing book! - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future.

TheHappyTeacher: KETCHUP folder

KETCHUP folder: When students are absent, place a "ketchup folder" on their desk and slide their missed assignments inside the folder throughout the day. Fun and creative way of getting missed work to students who were absent

Core APPS for students

Core Student Apps Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Background on the Bucket-Filler Concept

Kindergartners Retell Stories With Photo Story

Not only will it fit into my tiny classroom, but it is Kindergarten appropriate. Instead of writing out what the child did to fill a bucket, he or she just adds a pom-pom. This is a great way to start "Bucket Filling" at a young age.