FREE Fill Your Bucket - Valentine's Day writing center

Have you read the book, “Have you Filled a Bucket Today?” by Carol McCloud?  I highly recommend you read it if you haven’t already.

This book is perfect for this time of year.  Have you noticed a change in your students' behavior lately?  Too many days spent inside for recess plus colds and viruses can make students irritable.  They often spend more of their time tattling than doing their classwork.  
This book will help your students make an attitude adjustment.  Your class will begin to look for the positive instead of focusing on the negative.  

This book can be used a variety of ways. Use it with your lesson about metaphors. Or set up a "Share the Love" writing center.  There are writing papers and cover included with this FREE packet so your students can be bucket fillers.

BLANK FORM: This would be perfect for a pen pal type of activity.  Each week, let students draw a name out of the hat, and write a note to fill their classmate’s bucket.

FORMS WITH PICTURES: Classroom teachers are often shown appreciation during the holidays by parents.  There are many people like crossing guards, cafeteria ladies, reading specialists, librarians, P.E. teachers, and custodians  who help our students, too.  These staff members are often overlooked.  Why not use these forms to fill their buckets?  You could set this up as a writing center.  Staple the notes together in a book and put it in their mailbox for a nice little surprise.  Click HERE to download the freebie.

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Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas said...

These are such great ideas for this time of year, thank you so much for sharing them!
Fern :)

Erika said...

I can't find a link to the free papers you are referring to...Help!

Michelle said...

Hi Erika,

Here is a link: