At Gretna Elementary Schools we attempt to create a positive atmosphere where students feel good about themselves. One thing we do is share the book “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” and promote bucket filling. This book explains that everyone has an invisible bucket we carry around with us every day. When we do and say nice and helpful things, we fill someones bucket, and fill our own also. When we do or say things that are hurtful, we are bucket dipping and taking some of those good thoughts and feelings out. We remind students to do things that will fill others’ buckets, and in turn, fill their own bucket.