Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A jellybean?

Ellen asks for a jellybean ....

What for? I say

"For the manners"

What manners?

"Please and thank you"

Well, it's a start, I guess.

I saved this article from Parents magazine this Spring on "25 Manners Every Kid Needs by Age 9" - I think I have some work to do.

1 comment:

Bets said...

Just for the record, every year I'm teaching manners 1-6, 8, 12, 14-22 to my 4th grade students. Some of their parents expect me to teach them manners 23-25 even though I don't eat meals with them.
The one that gets me the most is kids that don't say "thank you". My worst example was when I got my Christmas gift from the class at our winter party. I showed the class what they got me & said thank you. One student asked, "What did you get us?" I said, "The gifts that were on your desks this morning when you walked in. The gifts that nobody thanked me for." :(