Bucket filling in a classroom environment can have a serious negative impact on young children. While the description of the method discusses how great kids feel when their bucket is full, the impact having an empty bucket can have on a child is serious. Young children do not always recognize that their kind acts are worthy of a pompom for their bucket. While teacher can help small children become aware of their kindness, this is very difficult to do with class sizes that are large. It is heartbreaking to hear a sensitive, caring and respectful child ask, "Why don't. I have any pompoms in my bucket?" Self esteem is very fragile in our young children and while bucket filling has a positive effect on many the serious. potential negative effects are often overlooked because the negative effects are on shy introverted quiet children who don't cause problems in the classroom.
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