Good Morning and Happy Monday!
Last week we talked all about FEELINGS. The activities I posted about FEELINGS can be done any time!!
When you are having strong feelings, you can create a spot in your house called a COOL DOWN CORNER.
Step 1: Choose a SPECIAL spot in your house!
(I choose a chair in my living room!)
Step 2: Go to your special spot - this is your
COOL DOWN CORNER!
Step 3: Choose a COOL DOWN STRATEGY!
Step 4: When you are "cool" - reflect! What helped you cool down? Why? Do I still need more time to cool down? Talk to someone or write it down on a piece of a paper.
Attached (bel0w) to this post will be how to make one! :)
This week, let's talk about BUCKETS!
Buckets?! What do you mean, Miss McCabe??
We ALL have a bucket!
Everyone carries around an "invisible" bucket! You, your mom, your dad, your grandma, your grandma, EVERYONE!
Our buckets have a purpose - they hold your good thoughts and good feelings about yourself!
You (and others) feel very happy and good
when your bucket is full! :)
You (and others) feel sad and lonely
when your bucket is empty :(
We can fill each other's buckets!
So... Let's talk about FILLING UP SOMEONE'S BUCKET!
One of my FAVORITE books, "Have You Filled A Bucket Today?"
Will tell us how!
Below is the link to listen to the story:
Are you FILLING up a bucket?
Or are you DIPPING into a bucket?
We want to be bucket FILLERS!
We DO NOT want to be bucket DIPPERS!
This week, let's be BUCKET FILLERS!!!
Try these activities EVERYDAY this week!
MONDAY: Listen to the story and discuss with someone!
-What was this story about?
-Why is filling up someone's bucket important?
-Can we fill our own bucket if we dip into someone else's?
-What are some ways to fill a bucket?
-What are some ways in dip into a bucket?
TUESDAY: Bucket FILLERS and Bucket DIPPERS
-Find 2 bags or bins or buckets from around your home!
-Label one: BUCKET FILLERS and label the other: BUCKET DIPPERS
-Take turns writing down ways to FILL a bucket on little pieces of paper
and put them into your BUCKET FILLERS!
-Take turns writing down ways to DIP INTO a bucket on little
pieces of paper and put them into your BUCKET DIPPERS!
(Ideas for fillers and dippers bel0w if you need some help!)
WEDNESDAY: "I am a BUCKET FILLER When" Activity.
-Draw or trace a bucket! (examples below)
-Use or trace the stars and hearts to write on!
-On each start or heart, write a different way you can be a
BUCKET FILLER! Then add them to your bucket.
-Color your bucket however you'd like!
THURSDAY: RATE THE STORY!
-Watch/Read the story
-How would you rate this book out of 5 stars?
-Use the RATE MY BOOK page at the bottom of this post
OR Draw 5 stars at the top of a piece of paper.
Color in how many you would give this book out of 5.
-Write about your favorite part
-Today is pretty simple... PRACTICE some BUCKET FILLING!!!!!!
I can't wait to hear all about how you are filling your own bucket and the bucket of others at home!!
Feel free to Send me pictures of you FILLING BUCKETS!!!
Or share with me when we meet on google!
Have a wonderful week and fill some buckets!