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Guidance: Character Education



I am excited and looking forward to, once again, having the opportunity of working with you and our students here at Meadow Hill School.

Today’s letter to you is a reminder that the monthly Character Traits will remain consistent & continue to be posted in the main office vicinity:

September = Respect
October = Responsibility
November = Cooperation
December = Compassion
January = Honesty
February = Kindness
March = Perseverance
April = Courage
May = Patriotism/Citizenship
June = Fairness

This year I would like to share the Bucketfilling concept with you. Some of you may already be using it, or something similar to it. I used a little of this in my counseling program last year as an anti-bullying strategy and I found it effective with the students I worked with. Improving school climate and kindness is always a good thing ?! What is a Bucketfiller?

We all carry an invisible bucket. This bucket contains our feelings. When our bucket is full, we feel great; when it’s empty, we feel empty. A bucketfiller 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 bucketdipper says or does things to cause other people to feel bad. This simple but profound philosophy applies to every aspect of life. Have a great year!



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