Thursday, September 5, 2013

Bucket Fillers/Dippers - Building a Positive Classroom Environment

This week at school we read "How to Fill a Bucket" (see post on book suggestions for September) and completed some great activities.  We started off in writing learning about brainstorming by thinking of ways we can be bucket fillers and bucket dippers.  I drew two buckets - one with a sad face and one with a happy face.  My students did an amazing job brainstorming ideas for each of the buckets!  We did the bucket dippers first so we could turn all of those ideas into positive ideas to be bucket fillers!


From there we moved onto the bucket activity.  Students wrote about a way to be a bucket filler and a bucket dipper.  They then coloured a bucket and put their name on it.  This helped to consolidate their learning from the text.  It also gave me some insight into their writing strengths/needs!  I used this activity to create a fun bulletin board for our school curriculum night!  See below.  There is also a picture of our walt goal (We are learning to...).  The WALT posters and bucket activities can be downloaded as a freebie, just click on the tab at the top of the blog!  Can be used for Grades 1-3, all I ask is that you rate the activity! :)

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