Stanley's first grade teacher Mrs. Brown, uses Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids by Carol McCloud to support students in understanding how their actions affect others.
Students are encouraged to be “bucket fillers,” not “bucket dippers” in their interactions with others. Mrs. Brown uses plastic containers and pom poms to show students that when they treat others kindly, the bucket fills up. As a result, Mrs. Brown has seen students being encouraging and reminding each other to be “bucket fillers.”