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Holy Child Lower School Kindness Initiative

Holy Child Lower School Kindness Initiative
Lower school students fill up bucket at Catholic school in Bryn Mawr PA

This year, Holy Child School at Rosemont is launching a kindness initiative for our Lower School students. The goal of our kindness initiative is to spread positivity and compassion throughout our school community. We believe that small acts of kindness can make a huge difference in creating a supportive and inclusive environment.

A big question to ask yourself — have you filled a bucket today? As a division, the Lower School students read Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids by Carol McCloud. Bucket filling is a simple concept: everyone carries an invisible bucket that holds good thoughts and feelings. When our buckets are full, we feel happy, and when our buckets are empty, we feel sad. Other people can fill our buckets when they treat us with kindness, compassion, and empathy, and they can also dip into our buckets with mean actions and hurtful words. When we fill someone else’s bucket, we fill our own; when we dip from someone’s bucket, we dip from our own. 

The students quickly grasped the idea and were able to give great examples of bucket-filling actions that can be done here at school and at home. Each class now has a bucket that will be filled with pom poms (or "warm fuzzies") when acts of kindness are witnessed. Together, Lower School students will work towards filling a large bucket and when that is filled, they will earn a collective reward. We are looking forward to seeing our Lower School students fill their buckets this year while spreading compassion to one another!