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3rd Grade Thoughts: Day 1: Being Bucket Fillers

"Bucket Fillers" is a classroom strategy used to help build a sense of community in the classroom by having student's "fill" other classmates "buckets" with compliments, kindness, confidence boosters, etc. Student's are encouraged to be "Bucket Fillers" (

3rd Grade Thoughts: Whole Brain Teaching: Yes/No Way! & QTs  I love the hand gestures.  Great game ideas too.  I  <3 this site.  So excited to implement some of these into my day.

Whole Brain Teaching: Yes/No Way! & QTs

Grade Thoughts: Whole Brain Teaching: Yes/No Way! & QTs I love the hand gestures. Great game ideas too. So excited to implement some of these into my day.

I love to write my introduction letter each year ( just tweak it year to year, really). It gets some of my anxiety out and helps me to consider the students who will be in my classes.

Excellent "Meet the Teacher" letter for the beginning of the year. - I can see a "Meet the Student" project set up just like this at the beginning of the year.

Classroom Management Idea~  Explain using appropriate voice levels, and then use simple hand reminders-- hold up two fingers-- to signal the expected change in volume.  Level one, spy talk, is a cute way for kids to remember that no one but their nearby partner should hear what they are saying!

Management Monday: Classroom Voice Levels

Grade Thoughts: Management Monday: Classroom Voice Levels I like "spy talk" instead of whisper or six inch voice.

3rd Grade Thoughts: Experimenting With 7 Habits of Happy Kids

Great use of 7 habits of Happy kids. i also want to try this for me. Instead of working on multiple behaviors allat once which can be challenging with the younger ones, I like the idea of sticking with one specific behavior goal for the entire week until

LOVE THIS!! Not only will it fit into my tiny classroom, but it is Kindergarten appropriate. Instead of writing out what the child did to fill a bucket, he or she just adds a pom-pom. We can work our way up to writing, but this is a way to start "Bucket Filling" at the beginning of the year with my little ones. I am so excited! :)

LOVE THIS! Not only will it fit into my tiny classroom, but it is Kindergarten appropriate. Instead of writing out what the child did to fill a bucket, he or she just adds a pom-pom. This is a great way to start "Bucket Filling" at a young age.

FREE!!  The End of the Jar is a great way to end the school day and wonderful for classroom management!

The End of the Jar is a great way to end the school day and wonderful for classroom management! Love this. I do this with my bus riders in elem and middle school to keep them calm and positive at the end of the day.

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