Teaching a kindergarten class what it means to be nice.
|Compliments, kind words, positive statements
fill the kindergartners’ buckets in the social-
emotional learning class. You look pretty
today…those are nice sneakers…that
is a fine haircut you got…you did
well on the test, or perhaps…
that is a fine drawing.
Yet unkind words,
insults and rudeness
only serve to dip the bucket…
that is to say make the level go
down, and the last thing we would
want is to have an empty bucket!
Say nice things to fill your bucket;
then, having more in the bucket,
a heavier bucket, you will feel
so much better you will feel
like laughing, and you will
be a smile and a ray of
sunshine lighting up
you dip into your
bucket, and the level
drops, and perhaps even
some spills on the floor making
a mess, and that makes everyone
unhappy. But a bucket full of nice
makes everyone happy.