A 4:32-Min. Video on Fostering Emotional Understanding in the Classroom
“[How Full Is Your Bucket?] is so good for building a community of learners [and helping] students understand themselves and how to have control over their emotions.” —Kelly Matthews
The adjustment to in-person learning can be difficult for everyone. Fortunately, demonstrating ways that students can show one another kindness can make the transition much easier.
In this video, fourth grade teacher Kelly Matthews from Steele Elementary in Colorado Springs, Colorado, shares how she uses How Full Is Your Bucket? Young Reader’s Edition to help her students connect on a deeper level and develop lifelong skills to be kind to one another.
Watch Kelly’s review for more ideas on how to use the Book of the Week with your students.
How Full Is Your Bucket? is really about how we can be thoughtful and compassionate members of our community. Foster that connection by reading the book aloud and encouraging discussions and reflections with your students.
• Journaling: As students read, encourage them to practice meaningful writing by recording the lessons they learn along the way.
• Random Acts of Kindness: After students learn about what it means to fill someone’s bucket, encourage them to think about how they might perform random acts of kindness to fill the buckets of people in their lives.
• Creative Performance: Students can act out scenarios in which they demonstrate ways to fill each other's buckets. Consider allowing them to put on a show for the school to help spread the message of kindness!
Interested in trying Kelly’s suggestion of encouraging students to act out practicing kindness? Download a free printable worksheet in this week’s Cooked Up from a Book.
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