Each school year, a survey of parents is given for each Unit Five elementary school. We need at least 20% of our families represented in that survey for the results to count and be included in our school report card sent to the state. If you have not done so, please take a few minutes to take the survey with your opinions of Hudson Elementary School. The survey will be open until January 30th. Thanks! The survey may be found at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/
As a staff, we have chosen a focus on manners and respect as part of our school improvement plan for this school year. Mr. Myers will be using lessons from Manners of the Heart curriculum each week during morning assemblies. Manners of the Heart was founded to help students become respectful children who grow up to become respectful adults. We will post our themes on this school website with some suggestions on how you can reinforce those themes at home.
This Week's Theme: Express Kindness and Appreciation on a Daily Basis (Mr. Myers shared the book called Have You Filled a Bucket Today? We discussed the key point that when we care for others and show that with what we say and do, we feel good and help others to feel good as well) Our students learned that everyone has an invisable bucket that holds good thoughts and good feelings about ourselves. We feel happy and good when our bucket is full and sad and lonely when our bucket is empty. We can fill other people's bucket by showing love to someone, and when we say and do something kind (like giving someone a smile) A "bucket filler" is a loving, caring person who says and does nice things that make others feel special. A "bucket dipper" is someone who says and does mean things that make others feel bad. You never fill your own bucket when you dip into someone else's.
Here are some ways you can encourage your child to be a "bucket filler".....
* Enourage them to smile and say "Hi" to others like the bus driver or a neighbor.
* Encourage them to write or draw a thank you note to someone like their teacher or someone in the hospital or nursing home.
* Encourage them to tell their grandparents or other family members that they like to spend time with them.
Bucket filling is fun and easy to do. It doesn't matter how young or old you are. It doesn't cost money and it doesn't take much time. When you are a bucket filler, you make your home, school and neighborhood better places to be!
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