Mrs. McVeigh’s Manners Themes of the Week

Here are some questions to ask your student about Meeting and Greeting People, and having good manners at School.

Ask your child about Meeting and Greeting people!
Ask your child to show you how to meet or greet adults, and look for the three things that we discussed.

1. Make good eye contact.
2. Have a firm handshake.
3. Use a clear and loud enough voice.

• Remind your child to use these skills before you walk into any social situation, where they will have the opportunity to shake hands with people.
• Role-play meeting or greeting people with your child, before they walk into a possible situation where they need to do this.
• Remind your child to always acknowledge adults who they know. They should walk up to the adult, offer to shake hands, and say hello.
• Look for opportunities to reinforce this behavior, such as telling your child to thank a coach after a practice or game, and shake his/her hand.

Ask your child about what it means to have good manners at school, and the following questions!
• Give an example of using a respectful tone.
o Saying “yes,” instead of “yeah.”
• When a teacher asks you to do something, when should you do it?
o Right away.
• Should you do what you want, or what your teacher wants you to do?
o What the teacher wants.
• Why is that?
o For the whole class to have a good day and learn a lot, the teacher has to have all the students follow her rules.