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Spragg school announces 'Bucket Fillers' for the month of November


The Bucket Fillers for the Month for November at the Charles L. Spragg School are Hayden Zipfel, Raegan Grawl, E’Siyah Collier, Dakkota Jeffries, Eric Chen, Nadia Ashley, Jessie Luna Diaz, Derrick Holman, Carter Geisenhoffer, Sayheed Ross, Lennon Thurlow, Timothy Sours, Rhyana Daniels, Alexis Watson, Aline Tapia-Hernandez, Jada Deale, Amir Jackson and Delylah Guzman. Missing from the photo, but also recognized was Jayden Seguinot and Zahaad Abdullah-English.

The Charles L. Spragg School of Egg Harbor City uses a new positive character program for students called Bucket Filling, which is a visual representation and language used to describe a person who demonstrates positive character traits for each month.

Teachers reinforce the program using phrases such as “Are you being a bucket filler (thumbs up) or a bucket dipper (thumbs down)?” As the students learn the language, teachers can progress to just signaling thumbs up or thumbs down or for older students saying, “Are you filling or dipping?”

In the classrooms, the new character program can be reinforced with bucket filling-themed books and classroom posters or bucket displays that the teachers create. The bucket filling can also be done as a whole class and not just the individual student. Each morning the whole school reinforces the bucket filling by reciting the bucket filler pledge and morning announcements.

Each month highlights a character trait. A poster around the school and in the classrooms features a superhero who exemplifies the trait, such as kindness, self-discipline, generosity, respect, responsibility, good judgment, empathy and courage. Each month, classroom teacher select a student who is a bucket filler and shows the character trait of the month. Students are then recognized at the end of the month with a certificate and a gift bag bucket filled with goodies.

The Bucket Fillers for the Month for November at the Charles L. Spragg School, selected by their classroom teachers and being recognized for exemplifying the trait of kindness:

Hayden Zipfel

Raegan Grawl

E’Siyah Collier

Dakkota Jeffries

Eric Chen

Nadia Ashley

Jessie Luna Diaz

Derrick Holman

Carter Geisenhoffer

Sayheed Ross

Lennon Thurlow

Timothy Sours

Rhyana Daniels

Alexis Watson

Aline Tapia-Hernandez

Jada Deale

Amir Jackson

Delylah Guzman

Missing from the photo, but recognized were Jayden Seguinot and Zahaad Abdullah-English.

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