Drip-Drop Kindness to Fill Others’ Buckets
What does it mean to “fill a bucket”? The Book Boys are excited to tell you and your students with a brand-new original song!
Play this music video for your class as a brain break and introduce your students to the message behind How Full Is Your Bucket? Young Reader’s Edition by Tom Rath and Audra Wallace. It’s an excellent way to prepare students for diving into the nonfiction Book of the Week and start thinking of ways to treat one another with more kindness.
Brain breaks only take a few minutes! They offer an opportunity for students to refocus and reenergize between lessons, or after lunch or recess. Try playing this music video for your class and incorporate movement by encouraging your students to get up and dance!
1. Introduce your students to How Full Is Your Bucket?
2. Play the Book Boys’ music video as a brain break to introduce your students to the idea of filling each other’s buckets with kindness
3. Afterward, have a class dialogue about what your students think “filling a bucket” means and what random acts of kindness they could do for their classmates
4. Read How Full Is Your Bucket? as a class or in small groups
If you’re able, please share your students’ ideas for random acts of kindness on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.
Allister, Elliott, and Max are three friends who work at Scholastic Book Clubs and love books—and they want to share the joy of reading with your students! New this school year: every week, you can watch the Book Boys performing a brand-new fun, educational, and engaging song and Brain Break activity to get students excited about the Book of the Week. Play the Book Boys videos in your classroom (or at home) to help your students connect to the story and explore the exciting world of reading.
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