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The Teacher is Talking: Be a Bucket Filler!

By Leslie Lindsay My daughter’s elementary school has this saying, “be a bucket filler!”  It’s sort of cute and catchy, but what does it mean?  Well, never fear for I have the answer.  “Be a bucket filler” simply means, do something every day that fills another individual with something warm, helpful, and thoughtful. Seems this bucket filling philosophy has something to do with a book (you got me there).  The book was originally written for a an antibullying campaign, but the message is such that anyone can benefit any time, anywhere, bully or not. Written by Carol McCloud, “the Bucket Lady,” who is an early childhood specialist, educator, and popular international speaker.  She is the president of Bucket Fillers, Inc., an educational organization in Brighton, Michigan, where her “team mission is to create bucketfilling schools, families, and communities, where everyone is respected, honored, and valued,” (from Amazon.com).    She has several books you may like, those for children and some for adults, yet they all share this some idea that if we work together, we can make the community a …