How Full is Your Bucket? by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer!


A note from our principal:

In  How Full is Your Bucket? For Kids, Felix begins to see how every interaction in a day either fills or empties his bucket. Felix then realizes that everything he says or does to other people fills or empties their buckets as well. In this book, we can follow along with Felix as he learns how easy it can be to fill the buckets of his classmates, teachers and family members. Before the day is over, you will see how Felix learns to be a great bucket filler, and in the process, discovers that filling someone else’s bucket also fills his own.

With creative use of metaphor, Felix’s grandpa helps him to understand that everyone has an invisible bucket that follows them around all day. When bad things happen, the bucket slowly loses its water. When good things happen, water is added to the bucket. Felix wakes up one morning able to see everyone’s previously invisible buckets and realizes how his actions affect them and their buckets. He changes his behaviors to become more of a bucket-filler than a bucket-emptier. He finally notices how not only is he able to fill the buckets of others, but in doing so, his own bucket is filled up as well.

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