Mrs. McVeigh’s Manners Themes of the Week

This week's themes are a review of Table Manners, and Park and Playground.
We all need reminding of what it means to have good table manners. For example, did you know that you only tear off a little piece of bread, butter it, and then eat it? You never butter the whole piece at once. If you are learning new manners yourself, or teaching your children, remember that practice makes perfect!

Ask your child about having good table manners, and the following questions.
• Who is the hostess?
o The hostess is the female of the house.
• Where does the hostess sit?
o She sits at the head of one end of the dining table.
• Who is the host, and where does he sit?
o The host is the male of the house, and he sits at the other end of the table.
• What is the first thing you do when you sit down?
o Put your napkin on your lap.
• When can you start eating?
o When everyone is seated, is served his food, and the hostess has taken her first bite.

If you have a younger child, ask him about playing on the Park and Playground:
• Should you walk or run to the play area?
• Is it okay to cut in line for the equipment?
• What should you say to the adult who brought you to the park or playground when finished?
o “Thank you.”