• Health - Again, this week's focus is on practicing good manners.

    (Info from www.parents.com)


    1. Knocking on front doors and ringing doorbells can be fun. However, when visiting someone else's house, only knock 3 times or push the doorbell once. 

    2. Once the door opens, don't barge into the house. Wait patiently to be invited in.

    3. Acknowledge you host properly. You may need to use a proper title (Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.), a first name, or a nickname.

    4. If having a meal while visiting a friend's house, offer to help. Perhaps you could set the table, arrange the chairs, or get everyon'e beverages ready.

    5. Ask for permission to play with your friend's toys or games while visiting their house. This shows respect for your friends possessions.

    6. Don't run around someone else's house unless they give you permission to do so. This includes jumping on beds or thowing objects.

    7. Don't leave the house you're visiting without saying thank you and goodbye. Make sure to look at your host when you say it, and stand in their vicinity.


    Week of 5/17-5/21

    1. At mealtime, wait to eat until given permission by your parents or until everyone is seated at the dinner table.

    2. Stay seated throughout the entire meal. Ask for permission to leave the table.

    3. Whether at your house or someone else's, eat what is served. If it's a food or dish that you are not familiar with, just try a little bit of it. If you don't like it, try not to make a face or comment. 

    4. Use eating utensils properly. Have your parents show you the right way to use them if you are unsure..

    5. Keep a napkin on your lap. Use it to wipe your mouth or hands when necessary.

    6. Don't reach for things at the table. Ask to have them passed.

    7. It may feel comfortable and natural to rest your elbows on the table during a meal, but it's considered improper etiquette. Your hands can rest in your lap or at the sides of your body.


    Week of 5/11-5/15, Good Manners Part 3

    1. When you receive and open a gift in front of a gift giver, make sure to react to the gift positively instead of negatively. After opening it, say thank you and compliment something about the gift. Saying things like "I already have this, I wanted something else, or I don't like this" is ill mannered and disrespectful to the gift giver.

    2. Within a reasonable time after receiving the gift, send a thank you _______. It's a polite and gracious thing to do. (E-mail, letter, note)

    3. If you bump into somebody, say "_______ ___".  (excuse me)

    4. Even if a play or assembly is boring, sit through it quietly and pretend you are interested. The performers and presenters are doing their best. It's not easy to perform or speak in front of a large group of people. 

    5. If your parent is working on something, ask if you can help. If she/he says no, don't pout. Just say "okay". If she/he does let you help, listen attentively while your parent tells you what to do. Work hard to help complete the job correctly.

    6. When an adult, like your parent or teacher, asks you to help them, dp so without grumbling and with a smile.

    7. When someone helps you, make sure to tell them "_______ ____". That person will likely want to help you again. (thank you)


    Week of 5/4-5/8, Good Manners-Part 2

    1. Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and don't pick your nose in public.

    2. Keep negative comments to yourself or to your friends. Try to focus on the positive instead.

    3. Don't comment on other people's physical appearance unless it is a compliment. It is also mean to call people names or tease them. If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

    4. Ring the doorbell or knock on the front door before entering someone's house. This shows respect and patience for those inside.

    5. Knock on closed bedroom doors, and then wait for a response. Again, this shows respect and patience for those on the other side of the door.

    6. Whether at home or in public, as you walk through a door, look to see if you can hold it open for someone else.

    7. When you have spent time at someone's house, remember to thank them for having you over and say that you had a nice time.


    Week 4/27-5/1, Good Manners-Part 1

    1. When asking for something, say "_______". This shows consideration for others.  (please)

    2. When receiving something, say "_______ ____". This shows appreciation and gratitude.  (thank you)

    3. Say "___ ______" when you've done or said something that you shouldn't have. Apologizing shows consideration for others, and that you are taking responsibility for your actions.  (I'm sorry)

    4. Don't interrupt adults that are having a conversation unless there is an emergency. They will notice you and respond when they are finished talking. If you do need to get their attention right away, politely say "______ ___".  (excuse me)

    5. Look people in the ____ when you speak to them. This shows respect for the other person.  (eye)

    6. When someone asks you how you are, tell them, and then say "____ ____ ____"? This shows consideration and respect for others.  (how are you)

    7. When you have any doubt about doing something, ask for permission first. Doing this can save you from _________________.  (making a big mistake, handling something you shouldn't, getting yourself punished, etc.)


    Week of 4/20-4/24

    1. You should always be kind and treat people wth this. Everyone deserves it.  (Respect)

    2. Never walk or ride your bike alone. Always go with an adult or these people.  (Friends)

    3. If you ride your bike in the street, always ride on this side of the road.  (Right)

    4. When you use the Internet, never give this to anyone.  (Personal Information)

    5. Smoking is very unhealthy. It makes teeth yellow, causes bad breath, and can lead to serious diseases. That is why you should_______ _______.  (never smoke)

    6. These are medicines like flu shots. They help keep you from getting sick.  (Vaccines)

    7. Cover these body parts when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your elbow.  (Mouth and Nose)


    Week of 4/13-4/17

    1. You need up to 11 hours of this quiet activity every night.  (Sleep)

    2. Do this at least twice a day to help keep your teeth clean and strong.  (Brush Your Teeth)

    3. This is another word for spit. It helps you digest food and protects your teeth.  (Saliva)

    4. Wear these when you go outside on sunny days. They protect your eyes from the sun.  (Sunglasses)

    5. Listening to music that is too loud can hurt these organs.  (Ears)

    6. This rubber suit keeps you warm in cold water.  (Wet Suit)

    7. Be sure to wear these when you skate or ride a scooter or skateboard. They protect your knees and elbows.  (Knee and Elbow Pads)


    Week of 3/30-4/3 

    1. Always buckle this when you ride in a car. It protects you if an accident happens.  (Seat belt)

    2. This safety gear protects your head. Wear it when you ride your bike, skateboard, or scooter.  (Helmet)

    3. This helps you to float in water. Always wear one when you are on a boat.  (Life Vest/Life Jacket)

    4. Put this on your skin whenever you go outside in hot, sunny weather. It protects you from getting a sunburn.  (Sunscreen)

    5. This should have everything in it that you need to handle injuries. Supplies include bandages, band aides, wipes, and hand sanitizer.  (First Aid Kit)

    6. In a fire, drop to the floor and do this to get to safety.  (Crawl)

    7. Call this number if you see a fire or other emergency.  (9-1-1)