Nice idea to create a bucket for each family member. When you want to say something nice or thank someone you throw a note in their bucket. Works for classroom too. Students Writing, Buckets Fillings, Bulletin Boards, Classroom Inspiration, Positive Note, Writing Positive, Classroom Management, Buckets Fillers, Classroom Ideas
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Cool Bulletin Board idea to "spotlight" a student or famous person. I would do both. Maybe every week a different actor, playwright, designer, etc to research to extra credit or a weekly report, and every now and then a student, to make them feel special having been up on the same wall as a big name.
Classroom management: Bucket Filler Brigade. These cards have discussion scenarios to compare bucket fillers to bucket dippers. $7.50 at Teachers Pay Teachers. Might just be worth the money.