Subject: Interpersonal Skills
1. Topic-
2. Content-
Tell students we are going to learn about manners, which are important when we are with friends, so that everyone will be happy and healthy when playing together. List the manners:
*Covering your face when you cough or sneeze
*Being kind to everyone
*Sharing toys
*Waiting your turn
*Taking turns talking
*Using words, not hands, when we are upset
*Saying *excuse me* to get by or when burping/coughing/etc.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
Students will learn about manners that are especially important when in public, with friends, or at school.
4. Objectives-
1. Students will be able to answer questions about manners
2. Students will be able to demonstrate manners
5. Materials and Aids-
Book: The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners by Jan Berenstain and Stan Berenstain.
Manners Worksheet, paper plates, crayons, glue, tissues
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Talk about manners specifically (see content box).
2. Ask students questions about manners (What do you do when someone has a toy you want (ask to have a turn, then wait for it).

B. Development-

1. Read "The Berenstein Bears Forget Their Manners"
2. Role play good manners with a student (teacher modeling the manners) in preparation for the practice activity.

C. Practice-

Role play good manners:
Pair up students and have each pair model three sets of good manners. First give each student a toy and have one student say "May I please play with the toy when you are done?" Next have one student pretend to sneeze making sure to cover his mouth. The other student then says "Bless you." Finally, have some crayons just out of reach of one student but closer to the other. Have the farther student say, "Please pass me the crayons." Praise the students for wonderful manners and prompt them when necessary.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Worksheets: Have children circle or color the option which shows good manners. (Discuss what is going on for students who need it).
2. "Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough reminder" Craft:
Draw face on the paper plate, cut out hand shapes, glue tissues to the nose on the face, then glue the hands on top of the tissue.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Help students who need explanation of the pictures, prompting in the group activity, or assistance with assembling the craft.

F. Checking for understanding-

Monitor the students' behavior during free play to see if they model any of the manners behaviors.

G. Closure-

Send the craft home with the students and remind them that good manners will help keep everyone healthy and happy.
7. Evaluation-
1. Students had fun, especially with the practice modeling manners activity. I told them it was an acting/drama activity and they were very excited about their "roles."
2. Lot's of student's needed help with me describing the action in the coloring worksheet and if I rewrote this lesson plan, I would include it as a group activity, describing the scenarios to all the students as we went down the sheet.
3. Lot's of the kids did model some (but not all) of the manners in their free play. A few set up the "acting" exercise to do together again.
8. Teacher Reflection-
This activity was much easier to orchestrate and much more fun than my last lesson, since I cut it down to only the 4 and 5-year-olds. I would repeat this lesson, especially the role-play activity.

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