Every student and staff member at Sierra Verde has learned about the power of words and random acts of kindness. The author of "Have You Filled A Bucket Today," Carol McCloud, uses the analogy of filling (happiness) or spilling (sadness) someone's bucket. The students quickly grasped the concept and are often using these terms when filling other people's buckets.

    The purpose of using this philosophy at our school is to help build a strong rapport within our school community and to promote a safe and caring school climate. Bucket filling also helps students learn to deal with and nurture those who may be "bucket dippers."