Excellent Resource!
"I am a 5th grade teacher and purchased this book late last school year. I immediately began incorporating some of the lessons and character building activities into my end-of-year routine. The students enjoyed the poems and activities and I know it helped remind them of the simple things we can do to "fill each other's buckets" on a daily basis. I am excited to start the next school year with the activities in this book...what a great way to set the stage for a classroom of students who show respect, care for one another, and want to brighten the lives of their classmates with kind gestures. I will certainly continue using this book throughout the whole school year. It is an excellent resource for any grade level!"
~KSD, 5th grade teacher
Sherry L. Hoffman, Author

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Welcome to my home page!  I am a mom, teacher, and author.  My new A to Z activity book was recently published.  It teaches character education, ties in the bucket filling concept, and supports literacy at home and school.  It's great for elementary and middle school grades.  Check it out and let me know what you think!


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A to Z Character Education for the Classroom
By Sherry L. Hoffman, B.S., M.Ed.
Illustrated by Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill
For Ages - Elementary and Middle School
Paperback: 144 pages
Published: April 2013
ISBN: 978-1938326165

Using the powerful bucketfilling messages found in Carol McCloud's first book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids, author Sherry Hoffman crafts exciting and ingenious ways to use reading strategies, vocabulary instruction, and extended activities which encourages students to develop excellent character traits. This activity workbook can be used for all elementary and middle school classrooms and offers many positive ways to instill bucket filling into the lives of the readers.

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Available at:
Bucket Fillers, Inc. |
Ferne Press | AmazonBarnes and Noble | Georgetown Publications

Signed copies available at local Book Events or by contacting the author. 

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Stop by this local establishment to purchase a copy: 
Carbon County Music and More, 115 S. Second St., Lehighton, PA 18235
**Please consider writing an online review after reading the book. 

About the Author
Sherry Hoffman is a teacher, writer, wife and mother. Being a mother of three and a reading specialist at her hometown's middle school are two ways she facilitates her love of literacy and character education. Adding positivity to the day, being kind to others, and incorporating reading and writing into her everyday routine have always been important to her. She attributes this passion to her family and teachers. She hopes her first book will make a positive impact in the world, teaching literary skills along with life lessons. In addition to this, Sherry loves spending time with her family. They enjoy playing cards and board games, going for nature walks, swimming, making crafts, and going for rides in the tow truck and golf cart. Sherry
resides in northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, two daughters, and son.

Book Events

Barnes and Noble - 7:30pm to 8:30pm on October 15th at Educator Night at the Lehigh Valley Barnes and Noble.

Special Awards for A to Z Character Education for the Classroom

2014 Mom's Choice Awards:  Gold in Juvenile Level 2 (Ages 9 - 12) Books, Poetry
2014 Eric Hoffer Book Awards:  Honorable Mention, Home category
2014 Story Monster Approved (Grades 4 - 6)
2014 Honorable Mention, Poetry, Purple Dragon Fly Awards
2014 Second Place, School Issues, Purple Dragon Fly Awards

"Character building begins at an early age. Many parents and teachers work hard to guide the children in their lives to grow into caring and responsible individuals. Hoffman, provides a fun method for teaching children social skills with the goal of building character. Through the use of poems and engaging activities, such as drawing, word searches, and writing exercises, she creates a method of learning that appeals to both children and adults. A wide range of themes are covered including friendship, humor, personal space, and even drama. These valuable life lessons lead to a foundation of respect, caring, and empathy that will last a lifetime."~Hoffer Award, US Review of Books (2014)

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