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Manners and Social Skills Mini Unit:

Manners Unit StudySubmitted by Jennifer C.

Library List:
Pass the Fritters, Critters by Cheryl Chapman and Susan L. Roth
Me First by Helen Lester
May I Bring A Friend? by Beatrice de Regniers
Clifford’s Manners by Norman Bridwell
365 Manners Kids Should Know: Games, Activities, and Other Fun Ways to Help Children Learn Etiquette by Sheryl Eberly
Social Smarts: Manners for Today’s Kids by Carol Barkin, Elizabeth James
The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners by Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

Learn how to say please and thank you in a different language (one that reflects your ancestral heritage would be great!)

Practice how to answer the phone.

Learn how to properly set a table and which utensils to use.

Table Manners (Sung to the tune: Frere Jacques) Chewing quietly, chewing quietly Do not slurp, do not slurp, We must say excuse me, We must say excuse me When we burp, When we burp.

Draw a picture of what you would look like if you “lost” all of your manners. Older kids could write a short story describing what would happen if they lost their manners. ”

Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, public philosopher, and poet (1803-1882)

Write or copy a thank you note.

Sing I’m a little teapot.

Teach the Mabel poem: “Mabel, Mabel if you’re able, take your elbow off the table.”

Have a play-date with a new friend; use manners to introduce them to your siblings or parents.

Go on a field trip to a tea shop, then have a tea party and use your best manners.

Memory Verse: Leviticus 19:32