Manners

BOOKS WE SHARED

Oh no, George! by Chris Haughton, 2012©
Monster Knows Table Manners by Connie Colwell Miller, 2014©
Manners in the Library by Carrie Finn, 2007©
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!  by Mo Willems, 2012©

Manners-in-the-Library Monster Knows Table Manners Oh No, George@ The Duckling Gets a Cookie

MYSTERY BOX
Item:  Miss Bee Polite
Clue #1:  She buzzes
Clue #2:  She loves good manners
Clue #3:  Bad manners make her sad

SONGS, RHYMES, AND FINGER-PLAYS

Before we started singing and reading, we taught the kids how to say “thank-you” and “please” in sign language.  Here’s a YouTube video that demonstrates these signs.

Thanks a Lot
We played the song on CD and sang to it, while putting pieces on our magnet board.

Thanks a lot,
Thanks for Sun in the sky.

Thanks a lot,
Thanks for clouds so high.

Thanks a lot,
Thanks for whispering wind.

Thanks a lot,
Thanks for the birds in the spring.

Thanks a lot,
Thanks for the moonlit night.

Thanks a lot,
Thanks for the stars so bright.

Thanks a lot,
Thanks for the wondering me.

Thanks a lot,
Thanks for the way I feel.

Thanks for the animals,
Thanks for the land,

Thanks for the people everywhere.
Thanks a lot,

Thanks for all I’ve got.
Thanks for all I’ve got.
Credit:  Raffi© from the Album Baby Beluga

Never, Ever, Pick Your Nose!
Pick a flower,
Pick a rose,
Pick a treat,
Or pick your toes (just kidding).

Pick some buttons,
Pick some bows,
Pick some jeans,
Or fancy clothes.

Pick some friends,
Or picks some foes,
But never, ever
PICK YOUR NOSE!! YECH!
Credit:  G.B. Lipson

Thank You
(Babies: adult moves their arms and feet)
(Older children do motions themselves)

My hands say thank you with a clap, clap, clap
My feet say thank you with a tap, tap, tap
Clap clap clap,
Tap tap tap
I turn around, touch the ground
And with a bow, I say…thank you, now.

Where is Thumbkin?
Where is Thumbkin? Where is Thumbkin?
(Hold hands behind back)
Here I am!
(Bring right hand forward in a “thumbs-up”)
Here I am!
(Bring left hand forward in a “thumbs-up”)
How are you today, sir?
(Shake right thumb towards left)
Very well, I thank you.
(Shake left thumb towards right)
Run away,
(Put right hand behind back)
Run away.
(Put left hand behind back)

PROPS

Miss Bee Polite

Miss Bee Polite

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