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September 3, 2009

Educators’ Calendar ~ September is Kids Good Manners Month

September is nationally known as “Kids’ Good Manners Month”.

Songs that Teach Good Manners, Etiquette, Classroom Behaviour and Social Skills

Don’t Be Bossy– Todd Werner
Don’t Leave A Mess At Lunch Time– Songs For Positive Schools
Friendly Words– Listen and Learn
The Greedies– “Miss Prudence Pennypack and Pamela Pigella”
Helpin’ Out – Andy Glockenspiel
I Can Say “Excuse Me– Cathy Bollinger
I Can Talk It Out– Todd Werner
I’ve Got a Question– Cathy Bollinger
I Raise My Hand– Jim Rule
In the Audience– Skip West
Manners– Cathy Bollinger
No-one Here Does Copying– Songs for Positive Schools
Open That Door– “Miss Prudence Pennypack and Pamela Pigella”
Pickin’ and Grinnin’ (Table Manners)- Caroline and Danny
“Please” and “Thank You”– Cathy Bollinger

Activities:
Cover Your nose & Mouth
Need: Large paper plate, Popsicle stick, paper, facial tissues, markers, yarnDirections: Trace the children’s hands on construction paper and cut them out. Have the children make a face on the paper plate. Cut strips of paper to use as arms. Glue the hands to the strips and the strips to the plate. Now glue a tissue over the mouth and then glue the hands over the tissue. Talk with children about how important it is to covering your mouth and nose when you sneeze.

Manners Game
This honey of a game will give your little one practice using the magic words “please” and “thank you”. In advance, cut honeycomb shape from yellow construction paper, then add details with a marker. Remove MissBea Polite’s straw hat and place it in a chair that is near, but facing away from your group area. To play, seat the class on the floor. Ask a volunteer to sit in the chair, wear the hat and pretend to be Miss Bea. Place the honeycomb under the chair Ask Miss Bea to close her eyes, then quietly choose another child to tiptoe to the chair and take the honeycomb. The child then returns to the group and sits on the honeycomb. Ask Miss Bea to open her eyes and face the group.
Recite this chant:
(Class) Miss Bea Polite, your very sweet. May we please have a honey treat?
(Miss Bea) Miss Bea Polite says, “Yes, you may.”
(Class) “Thank you, thank you” we all say.
Give Miss Bea several chances to guess who took the honeycomb before revealing the child, if necessary. The child who took the honeycomb then becomes Miss Bea. Continue until each child has been queen bee.

Create a Troll Book of Manners, in which there are examples of good manners. Here are a few that you may be able to incorporate into a manners theme.
*Please and Thank You
*If you were the only person in the world, you wouldn’t need manners. But there are lots of people in the world, and good manners help everyone get along together.
*When we ask for something we say “Please”,
*When someone gives us something, we say “Thank You”.
*At lunch time, we know we wash our hands and sit up straight at the table.
*And we know that its not polite to talk with our mouths full.
*When we play together, everyone has a good time when we share, and are polite to each other.
*When we are playing with our friends, it is not polite to whisper about someone who is near by, because it might hurt their feelings.
*It is not polite to interrupt someone who is trying to talk.
*Everyone likes a person who has good manners. Good manners make you a person who is nice to know.
*What should you say if you walk in front of someone? You say “Excuse me”
*Moving over so someone can sit down is called? “Sharing”
*When you ask for something you say…..”Please”
*When you receive something you say….”Thank You”

~Submitted by Cheryl’s Sweetheart ChildCare
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