The Bucket Squad offers an unique approach to teaching and reinforcing positive social behaviours in children. It provides a curriculum inspired by the work of Carol McCloud who wrote the highly acclaimed book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids. Carol who is also affectionately known as “The Bucket Lady” has written the “Forward” included in this book.
The Bucket Squad book provides 10 targeted lessons and activities to help children learn and sharpen their social skills. The curriculum is designed to be used with small groups but can be easily be adapted for whole classroom instruction.
Children become a team of bucket fillers, working together to make a positive difference in their school.
Author: Lisa K Hansen, M.S.
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