Good manners are important for all people to practice, adults and students. There are a lot of ways you can show good manners at school and home. There are things you hear all the time from parents and teachers, like saying “ma’am or sir”, “please and thank you”, and “you’re welcome and excuse me”. This week we will be discussing other ways you can show your good manners to those around you!
Yesterday we talked about saying "ma'am and sir", "please and thank you", and you're welcome and excuse me". There are other ways you as a student can demonstrate awesome manners to your teachers. Raise your hand in class instead of speaking out and WAIT for the teacher to call on you. Listen to your teachers and classmates when they are speaking. Today I want you to show your teachers and parents that you know how to practice having good manners.
The following is a list of good manners:
Manners extend beyond the fundamentals of saying "please" and "thank you". When interacting with teachers, students should listen attentively, raise their hand before speaking, make eye contact, and be polite when talking. Students should also treat their peers well by listening when they speak, respecting personal space and property, and covering their mouths when coughing. Respecting the classroom, a space intended to be enjoyed by everyone, is another way to practice good manners; students can do this by keeping the room and their work space tidy. For all the do's, there are equally important don'ts students should abide by: Don't lie, don't cheat (but do confess if you get caught), don't scream, don't interrupt, don't roll eyes, don't make fun of others for being different (in dress or speech). Regardless of the specific class rules, it's critical for children to follow them out of respect for one another and their teacher.
In the cafeteria, table manners stem from two things: Don't embarrass yourself or gross everyone out. This means you shouldn't talk with your mouth full. Just as you do when eating at home or at someone else's house, you should stay in your seat when eating (instead of running around disturbing others), and you should clean up after yourselves by throwing away garbage and cleaning up any spilled food or drink. Also, you should not grab food or throw food, or cut in front of others who are waiting in line for food.