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EHS Being Thankful

Updated: Jan 25, 2021

Changes to Environment

Pictures of People Using Their Manners (shaking hands, using sign language for please, thank you, sharing, etc) Thank You Cards Homemade Book with Courtesy Words in different languages Cards with Courtesy Words on them Blocks with Courtesy Words attached to them Books about manners Manners police uniform Stamps with courtesy words Praise stickers Tissues Plastic tea set Complete dish set with utencils Placemats Water table: plastic teacups, tea pitcher, saucer, brown water, etc  Sensory table: laminated courtesy words, tissues, etc

Teaching Concepts for Indoor Experiences

1. Look at pictures of people using manners and practice what you see 2. Teach the sign language for “please” and “thank you” and discuss when to use these words 3. Practice sharing with others 4. Using praise stickers, put sticker on paper 5. Pretend to have a tea party and discuss table manners 6. Practice the appropriate way to sneeze 7. Puppet Play demonstrating manners 8. Scribble on Thank you cards, give to one another

Teaching Concepts for Outdoor Experiences

1. Play Mother May I 2. Simon Says Please… 3. Sharing Obstacle Course 4. Manners Police (go around playground and write tickets to those who are not using their manners)

Teaching Concepts for Music Movement Wellness IMIL

1.Taking Turns Back and forth, back and forth On the swing I go This is how I take my turn Swinging fast and slow. Back and forth, back and forth I think I’d better stop Now it’s time to share this toy So off it I will hop. Up and down, up and down On the bouncing horse I go. This is how I take my turn, Bouncing fast and slow. Up and down, up and down, I think I’d better stop. Now it’s time to share this toy, So off it I will hop. 2. We Share (tune of Twinkle Twinkle) We share all our blocks and toys With the other girls and boys Crayons, scissors, paint and glue, Puzzles, books and table too. We take turns because it’s fair And we’re happy when we share 3. Thank You 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 4. Manners (tune of Hickory Dickory Dock) Cover your mouh when you cough Cover your mouth when you sneeze If you cough or if you sneeze Cover your mouth if you please. 5. Good Manners by Shaun Brown 6. Manners We say, “Thank you.” We say, “Please.” We don’t interrupt or tease. We don’t argue. We don’t fuss. We listen when folks talk to us. We share our toys and take our turn. Good manners aren’t too hard to  It’s really easy, when you find. Good manners means JUST BEING KIND! 7. Share Your Toys (tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat) Share, Share , share your toys, share them with your friends It’s so much fun to share your toys, sharing has no end. 8. Thank You (tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It) When my grandpa gives me something, I say “thank you”. When my grandma gives me something, I say “thank you”. I can see it makes them happy When I say it so politely Yes, good manners mean to always say “thank you”! If I spill my drink at lunch I say “I’m sorry”. When I break something of yours I say “I’m sorry”. I can see it makes you happy When I say to so politely. Yes, good manners mean to always say “I’m sorry”! If I bump into someone I say “excuse me”. If I need to interrupt I say “excuse me”. I can see it makes people happy When I say it so politely Yes, good manners mean to always say “excuse me”! 9. Three Nice Mice (3 blind mice) 3 Nice Mice 3 Nice Mice See how nice they are see how nice they are They’re always polite when they nibble their cheese they never forget to say thank you and please they cover their noses whenever they sneeze ahhh ahhh ahhh-choo (pretend sneeze) 3 nice mice 3 nice mice 10. Never, Never Pick Your Nose Pick a flower Pick a rose Pick a treat Or pick your toes Pick some buttons Pick some bows Pick some jeans Or fancy clothes Pick some friends Or pick some foes But never, ever PICK YOUR NOSE!! YECH! 11. Manners Matter Everywhere Manners matter they really do. Like a mirror they reflect on you. So use your manners everyday, No matter where you work or play. When you meet someone you say “How do you do?” In Spain, “Como estas?”. In China, “Ni hao wan.” In France, “Comment se vas?” When you want something you say “Please”. In Spain, “por favor”, In China, “Chi’in”. In France, “si vous plait” When you get something you say “Thank you” In Spain, “gracias”. In China “Shi shi nee” In France, “merci” In Hindi, thank you’s “Tun ya vad”. In Japanese, “Duomo” In Farsi, “Mamood”. You’re welcome, “Da nada” in Spanish. In Japanese, “Dou itashimashite”. In French, “Je vous en prie”. In Farsi, “Hahesh minkonam”. 12. Please and Thank You If you’d like a cup of juice Cha cha cha Or to go outside and play Cha cha cha And you’d like a yummy cookie Cha cha cha Tell me what do you say Please Now when I hand you your juice Cha cha cha Or take you out to play Cha cha cha Or I give you that cookie Cha cha cha Tell me what do you say Thank you Gracias or thank you Por favor or please Manners are important To live in harmony Gracias or thank you Por favor or please MANNERS ARE IMPORTANT SO LET’S REMEMBER THESE CHA CHA CHA CHA CHA CHA CHA CHA CHA

Teaching Concepts for Fingerplays

1. Where is Thumbkin? 2. Oh, Before I Eat My Meals (tune: If You’re Happy and You Know it) Oh, before I eat my meals, I wash my hands, (scrub, scrub) Oh, before I eat my meals, I wash my hands, (scrub, scrub) Oh, it’s very smart I think, Sends those germs right down the sink. Oh, before I eat my meals, I wash my hands. (scrub, scrub) Oh, before I eat my meals, I set my place, (set, set) Oh, before I eat my meals, I set my place, (set, set) I set everything I need, I feel very proud, indeed. Oh, before I eat my meals, I set my place. (set, set) Oh, before I eat my meals, I pass the food, (pass the plate) Oh, before I eat my meals, I pass the food, (pass the plate) ‘Cause we know it’s only fair For us all to have our share Oh, before I eat my meals, I pass the food.


Teaching Concepts for Distance Learning


1. Make an ABC/123 Sensory Bin

Take letter shapes, scrabble tiles, letter puzzle pieces, etc. and bury them in a sensory bin. You can use any fillers such as rice or sand. Set up a letter wash with warm, soapy water and foam or plastic letters. Alternatively, you can us numbers too.


2. Keep Moving!

Make up a dance routine to your favorite song.


3. Farm Fresh 360-Virtual Field Trip

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