Bellevue Immaculate Conception students learn lessons in nice

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Anonymous
Mar 11, 2013

One of this week's notes, from Bellevue:

Kindergarten students at Immaculate Conception School in Bellevue have been learning the values of being kind to others through the Bucket Fillers program. When students do or say nice things for other people, they are allowed to place a pompom into the classroom bucket. When the bucket is full, the class chooses a reward, such as sweet treats or extra recess. The bucket represents the "invisible bucket of feelings" we all have inside us. The concept is based on the children's book "Have You Filled a Bucket Today: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids" by Carol McCloud.

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Comments

luvblues2

What a load. The real thing about being nice and helping is the feeling one gets from doing it with no expectation or acceptance of a "prize"

Bluto

Kinda like giving to the less fortunate , who can't afford health care . Yeah , riigghht ! Welcome to fantasy land . ; )))

Bluto

I think you miss point . The bucket represents the heart and when you fill it with the happy feelings you get from doing good deeds , that in itself is the reward . This school is just making it fun for everyone , a tangible way to get the point across to the kids .

luvblues2

Still a crock to me, Bluto. Being a good Samaritan requires no payment. One just does it because they can. And I'm not talking political BS, so leave "political welfare" out of it.

Bluto

I guess it's easier to turn a blind eye to others if we don't deem them worthy of our help , because they look different , come from another country , or have a different religion , maybe even have a different political affiliation , huh ? You're right , being a good Samaritan doesn't require payment , but these are kids just learning and this school is just making it interesting . If being good was so easy , the world wouldn't be like it is today .

starryeyes83

Shouldn't the parents be teaching this kind of thing. They rely too heavily on the schools to teach everything.

Bluto

Yes , parents should be teaching good values at home also , but would it hurt to learn them in school as well ? Isn't that why people send their kids to parochial ,or private schools ? Isn't that the way it has always been . Hell , in this day and age they need all the help they can get : )

luvblues2

The kinda crap they are teaching is like gathering tax loopholes for something that is supposed to be altruistic. Don't piss on my leg and tell it's raining.

grandmasgirl

I don't understand some of the attitudes here. It sounds to me like this school is just trying to teach kids to be nice. Could the parents do it? Sure! But the parents could also teach their kids to play the tuba, play football, sing in a choir and lots of other things that schools teach. I don't see the big deal here.
I'm on your side here Bluto.

thinkagain

Kindergarteners encouraged to do nice things to others. Oh the inhumanity of it all!

Some people will complain about anything as a coping mechanism, because they are miserable and unhappy in their own life.

luvblues2

Well here, grandmasgirl.. *I'm throwing a scrunchie in your bucket* You get extra recess today because you were so-soooo nice, little girl.

grandmasgirl

If you have ever worked then you know that you sometimes get rewards for things above and beyond doing your job. Sometimes it is a "free" pizza for doing above 100% production. Sometimes it is a "free" jacket for not having a lost time accident. Maybe it's a "free" lunch for Christmas. If you ever got anything above and beyond your paycheck, then you took part in something just like these children are doing.

Kottage Kat

NICE MATTERS
Not only learn
Practice the lesson