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Fifth graders practice recognizing good and bad manners when using e-mail. They edit an e-mail message to demonstrate usage of good manners and eliminate the bad. Each student then makes a list of rules to remember for writing good emails.
Students practice basic social etiquette skills. They view a video, write a thank you note with an addressed envelope, eat a dinner and simulate introductions and phone conversations. They identify accepted manners and demonstrate them.
Bright, colorful posters remind kids in your class to use their manners and to speak politely. Hang the posters around your room or use them in a focused lesson about saying please and thank you.
  • Phrases on posters include pardon, please, thank you, you're welcome, and excuse me
For this recognizing good manners usage worksheet, students define manners, respect, and social graces; choose an example of good manners, and create sentences about good manners and good table manners. Students write 8 answers.
Students explore measuring. In this measuring lesson, students use the correct measuring tools, techniques, and formulas to make pancakes. Students then eat the pancakes and practice serving each other and using manners.
Students practice positive social skills and manners in this short lesson that is used to start each session of P.E. class. They identify a positive behavior, such as be on time, written on a bee cutout pasted among others on the gym wall. When a students is observed doing that behavior they receive a bee stamp on their hands.
Here is a nice lesson which will help your pupils develop proper table manners. There is a role-playing activity that includes everything from setting the table properly to writing thank you notes. There's nothing like a good role-play to help kids begin to learn social graces. A perfect lesson for preschoolers!
It's never to early to introduce childen to good manners. It's often assumed that they will just "learn" them on their own, but that's not true! In this simple lesson, pupils practice using good manners and conversation skills at a make-believe tea party. After listening to and discussing a story on proper behavior, learners take part in the make-believe tea party. This fun lesson is based on the Arthur episode: "The Perfect Brother."
Students create restaurant setting in classroom and discuss and practice basics of ordering and eating in a Japanese restaurant, focusing on mannerisms and etiquette.
Students eat a Korean meal with proper table manners. They compare American table manners to Korean with at least 3 similarities and 3 differences. They write a brief essay and describe, list and demonstrate the proper Korean table manners.
Young scholars improve their cardiovascular fitness while practicing good manners.
Help kids understand the importance of proper table manners through listening to the poem Table Manners and discussing formal etiquette.  Afterward, the class can practice good table manners in a classroom feast!
In this table manners learning exercise, students write which table manners matter most and what to do and not to do. Students complete 2 questions.
Third graders identify unacceptable social behaviors and then describe how to replace those behaviors with acceptable behaviors. They see that as individuals we are in charge of our bodies and minds, and therefore we choose our mannerisms and/or behaviors.
In this recognizing polite and impolite questions and statements activity, students cut out cards with statements and questions and match the pairs using good manners and bad manners. Students match 24 cards.
Young scholars learn about Rube Goldberg machines (complicated devices designed to accomplish simple tasks and then design and build a machine that uses more than six separate steps to move an empty aluminum can. They can either work individually, in pairs, or in groups of three, but must follow the given rules.
In this genetics instructional activity, students determine the genetic make-up of a make believe species of monsters. Students determine dominant traits and after breeding, determine genotypes and phenotypes. This instructional activity has 7 fill in the blank and 5 short answer questions.
Learners explore the concept of the formula for distance. In this formula for distance lesson, students time battery operated cars with constant velocity over 15 meters. Learners use the distance = rate x time formula to determine the speed of the cars.
Students construct a periodic table using felt strips as elements by arranging elements based on their characteristics. In this periodic table lesson plan, students place colored strips of paper that represent elements in the proper location on a piece of felt that represents the periodic table. Clues are given on the periodic table to guide students. Students discuss family, groups, periods and series as they relate to the periodic table.
In this problem solving worksheet, students solve 1 word problem about two trains and a bee traveling towards each other.  Students determine the distance traveled by the bee given velocity of the trains and bee, and the distance between the two trains.

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