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The Brahma Bucket Fillers purpose is to provide a positive learning environment at Pewitt Junior High.  Bucket filling is based on the award winning book by Carol McCloud, “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Kid’s Guide to Daily Happiness” and the older version “Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness: Three Rules for a Happier Life.”

The Bucket Filling Program emphasizes character education, positivity and the appreciation of the simple things in life. We all walk around with an invisible bucket—our bucket holds all of our good thoughts and feelings about ourselves. Students will learn about what it means to be a “bucket filler” and a “bucket dipper.” A bucket filler is someone who says or does something kind for someone else. By performing an act of kindness they are filling that person’s bucket, and in the process they are filling their bucket too! It feels good to make others feel happy. A bucket dipper is someone who says or does something unkind to someone else. When you put someone else down or call someone a mean name, you are dipping into that person’s bucket, and taking away some of their good, happy feelings.

Each week, we will focus on ways to fill someone’s bucket in hopes of reminding students of its importance. The concept of bucket filling can be connected to our school rules and expectations and will help students learn what it means to build up their peers

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