The Younger assembly lasts approximately 40 minutes and includes the following:

  • Introduction to the bucketfilling metaphor and how our personal bucket level impacts how we feel
  • Concept of choice in being a bucket filler or a bucket dipper
  • Power of Kindness, Caring, Loving, and Sharing for filling others’ and our buckets
  • Power of Meanness, Anger, Selfishness, and Bullying for dipping in others’ and our buckets
  • Concept of the “lid” of resilience
  • Four students come up, play instruments to "Fill More Dip Less" song
  • Benefits of a GOODMORNING and being Alive Awake Alert Enthusiastic!
  • Four teachers come up, have silly hats put on them, take bucketfilling "test"
  • Repeat after me Bucketfillers Song (“singing oh way oh!”)
  • Simple pledge
  • Presentation of framed certificate to Principal

The Older assembly is a bit different, very interactive, is funny and engaging, and lasts approx. 45 minutes:

  • Introduction to the bucketfilling metaphor and how our personal bucket impacts how we feel
  • Concept of choice in being a bucket filler or a bucket dipper
  • Power of Kindness, Caring, Loving, and Sharing for filling others’ and our buckets
  • Power of Meanness, Anger, Selfishness, and Bullying for dipping in others’ and our buckets
  • Concept of the “lid” of resilience
  • Choosing to be a bucketfiller makes you “Incredible!”
  • Three ways to be an incredible bucketfiller:
    • Strive for a positive attitude
    • Be welcoming to everyone
    • Treat each other special
  • Bucketfiller Rap
  • Simple pledge
  • Presentation of framed certificate to Principal

The 6th, 7th, 8th grade programs are grade-level presentations that bring the core concepts of the assemblies to life in a fast-paced, funny, and highly-engaging learning experience that includes relevant stories, multi-media examples, and student involvement. While this is admittedly a challenging age group to move to outcomes in a 40-minute presentation, the simplicity of the message and the power of the metaphor accelerate the internalization of the benefits that will motivate participants toward mindful, intentional positive behavior choices.

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