My Bucketfilling Journal by Carol McCloud, Illustrated by Penny Weber, is an amazing companion to the Bucket Filler series! As a companion to Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness: Three Rules for a Happier Life, it helps readers practice and reflect on filling buckets. The journal is a great addition to this book as it helps further thinking about bucket filling and put it into action.
To help kids learn these skills, practice is needed. That’s where My Bucketfilling Journal comes in. Through the usage of questions, prompts, reflections, goals, and space to write all about their bucket filling experience, this journal nurtures a healthy mindset in kids.
We aren’t the only ones to have amazing things to say about My Bucketfilling Journal. An Amazon reviewer says, “This journal is a great tool to use with kids to help them think through their days! I like how it's laid out, the amount of space though makes it more geared for middle school or older students because the space between the lines is too small for younger children.”
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The journal can be used to help teach younger kids with a bit of adaptation. Susan H. says, “I am a preschool teacher. The bucket filling series has been very helpful to me as I read the stories to my children. Learning about themselves and others aids with social emotional well being. Getting this journal has helped me to ask these questions of myself daily in order to help guide others.”
To accompany the journal, there are many resources to help teach bucket filling to kids. On Teachers Pay Teachers, Proud to be Primary has created an entire curriculum bundle surrounding social and emotional learning. There are several lessons leading up to bucket filling to further help children understand bucket filling and they will be encouraged to be bucket fillers everyday!
Another great resource are these bucket filling forms made by Teaching MrsT. They give kids a chance to share notes of how they would like to fill each other’s buckets and what they want to say to each other to do so. Make the journals a classroom wide activity with this wonderful resource!
Sovann Hyde is an intern at Cardinal Rule Press and studying at Michigan State University. She enjoys writing and reading in her free time as well as gaming with friends. Jetta, Gryffin, and Bella, her family’s dogs and cat, keep her energetic and curious.