Last week the Kindies participated in an Assembly where we talked about how to have healthy relationships. We read John 13:34 where Jesus commands us, “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
We also read the book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
The premise of the book is this: We all carry an invisible bucket. We feel happy when our bucket is full and sad when it is empty. A bucket filler is someone who says or does nice things for other people. By doing this, they are filling other people’s buckets and filling their own bucket at the same time. On the other hand, a bucket dipper says or does things to cause other people to feel bad. A bucket dipper empties other people’s buckets and their own when they say and do mean things. We will be using the language of the book throughout the year in the primary department. Hopefully, this explanation will help you to understand what your child is talking about when they tell you that they filled someone’s bucket at school! You might want to ask your child about bucket filling/dipping. It could be an interesting conversation!