Today, Ms. Arboe taught us an excellent Social Skills lesson on bullying. She read us the story "Have You Filled a Bucket Today?" by Carol McCloud. This story talks about how everyone has an imaginary bucket. When people say or do nice things, they fill your bucket. When people say or do things that are not so nice, our buckets get emptied. It is a great story!
Following the story, we participated in an activity. Ms. Arboe drew a picture of a Kindergarten friend named Sam. Whenever something not nice was said to or about Sam, we had to crumple up the paper that he was drawn on.
Being all crumpled up did not make Same feel good. His bucket was empty.
Then we had to think of nice things to say to or about Sam so we could help to flatten him out and make him feel better!
We all worked together to fill Sam's bucket. We realized that when we do nice things to fill other people's buckets, we feel good and we actually fill our own buckets, too.
What a great lesson this story and activity taught us. In Kindergarten, we are going to work hard to be bucket fillers. :-)