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Bucket Filling

Lakota Public Students equipped with tools to appropraitely use to respond to bully behaviors.

~~     Tools You Can Use  

Complete a Bully form found in the main office.

Stop, Breathe, Count to Three – Taking a deep breath sends oxygen to the body and the brain helping you to think clearly; it also slows the heart rate, calms you down and gives you time to think before acting.

Rewind Your Mind and Find What’s Really Going On – To review something that just happened you can rewind your minds like a videotape to figure out what you were feeling at the time.  The most obvious feeling is not always what is really bothering you.  For example, when you feel angry it may be because you are really disappointed or jealous.

Draw It, Write It, Let It Out:  Strong emotions like anger  get in the way of organizing your thoughts and making choices.  Creative activities, such as drawing, dancing, making music, listening to music, writing in a journal, exercising, shooting baskets, all help with relieving tension and expressing feelings.

Have a Conversation with Yourself and Find Out What Works for You:  Ask yourself what you really want and how you can make the best possible choice when you make a decision.  You will learn to listen to your conscience instead of just following the crowd.
Use Your Head, Follow Your Heart, Trust Your Gut/Belly

Discuss with a trusted adults, friend, role model.

Do some research on the topic, read books, check out websites, go to the library (school and city). Counselor Nelson has books on this topic too, you are welcome to borrow them.
            “She Said What About Me? “ ,“Don’t Laugh at Me”, “Simon’s Hook”, “Schooled”, “The Skinny on Bullying”, “Jake Drake Bully Buster”, “Free To Be You and Me”, "One by Katherine Otashi", “Bill Cosby Series” and more……

Make a positive difference in your life and the life of others.  Help someone.
Join a group, get involved:   4-H,   youth church group, community club, attend City Council Meetings, etc.
Volunteer :  Gronna Good Samaritan Center, City Library

Start a gratitude journal, a gratitude jar.  Identify the things that provide you joy, fun, happiness…
What other tools can you think of?

Use the De-Bug System - 1.  Ignore, 2. Walk Away, 3. Talk Friendly, 4. Talk Firmly, 5. Tell an Adult

We have utilized a NED Show resources in conjunction with the book, "The Recess Queen".


There is hope, help, and encouragement.  You have the answers and can make a positive difference in your life and the lives of others.


Bucket Filling

Bucket Fillers is a program based off the educational programs of Merrill Lundgren, the Bucket Man.
The book children's book
  Have You Filled a Bucket Today: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids by Carol McCloud is part of the program. 

Lakota Elementary feels that bucket filling coincides quite nicely with our Raider Code, Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Safe.   Please visit with Faye Brosy Nelson, Lakota School Counselor if you would like to know more about this.