Have You Filled a Bucket Today? Follow-up

Using Have You Filled a Bucket Today? to teach kindness in elementary special education

Hello all! Welcome back! A few weeks ago in this post, I talked about using the book Have You Filled a Bucket Today? to teach kindness. As a refresher, it talks about how everyone has an invisible bucket they carry around which holds our good thoughts and feelings. We can fill others’ buckets by doing … Read more

5 Back to School Essentials for Any Classroom

5 back to school essentials for any classroom and any budget

Hello all, It’s back to school season and if you’ve been on social media lately it’s easy to get sucked into all of those picture perfect classrooms. I’ve seen so many back to school posts involving beautifully decorated classrooms. Classroom libraries and reading nooks that are colorful, perfectly organized, and inviting. Bulletin boards that must … Read more

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Have You Filled a Bucket Today

Hello! Have you filled a bucket today? No, not this kind of bucket…  This kind of bucket!  Our invisible bucket that “lives in our hearts” as my son likes to say. Some teachers at my school use this book* to introduce and talk about kindness. It can often be heard around my school “You filled … Read more

Parent Communication

Well, it’s officially August, which means I go back to school this month. Yikes! I’m still trying to hold on to the last few weeks of summer but my thoughts are turning to the coming school year. One of the most important things to do at the beginning of the school year is establishing a … Read more

Let’s Talk Self-Care


Let’s face it, we are in the best of times (vs. the worst of times). Summer vacation! If you’re like me you’ve been going non-stop all school year. Between starting a new job with a new age group of students, rebuilding a program, making materials, slogging through grad school and being a mom, this year … Read more