For K-1 graders, Kelly uses songs, repetition, and physical movement to help children remember specific ways to act in order to be a bucketfiller, ways to prevent being an accidental or purposeful dipper, and ways to remember to use our lid.

For 2nd and 3rd graders Kelly likes to have staff dramatize bucketfilling vs bucketdipping using “real” interpersonal examples from their day and then also do a pair-share activity where the students learn a little bit more about their fellow students (it’s about building community, getting to know each other, finding out what makes us unique, leads to empathy and appreciation of others).

For 4-6 students, Kelly will clarify the metaphor and discuss how it applies to their daily lives, have staff dramatize bucketfilling vs bucketdipping using “real” interpersonal examples from their day, do a 3-2-1 activity, asking them to write down/report out 3 “predictions” about what their school would look/be like if everyone practiced bucketfilling, write down/report out 2 bucketfilling behaviors that they wish others would practice toward them, write down/report out 1 bucketfilling choice they commit to doing before end of the school day.

For 7-8 students, Kelly will teach the content to the students in the safety and comfort of their own classrooms. This allows for note-taking, reflection, use of multi-media, and active engagement in a manageable classroom setting where students can share and express themselves in more meaningful ways.

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