Mrs. McVeigh’s Manners Themes of the Week

This week Mrs. McVeigh's Manners themes of the week are Utensils and Eating at School.

Ask your child the following questions about Utensil use.

  • What is a utensil?
    • A fork, knife, or spoon.
  • What are serving utensils?
    • Larger utensils, that are used to serve food.
  • Can you please show me how to:
    • Hold your fork.
    • How to cut.
    • How to rest your utensils.
    • Finished position.

Use the hand-out to make sure your student is doing this correctly.

Ask your child about what it means to have good manners when Eating at School, and ask the following questions.

  • When we are at lunch, it is a time to take a break and have fun, so can we use a loud voice, or do we need to use a quiet voice?
    • A quiet voice.
  • If we do not like everything in our lunch, should we only eat the things we like?
    • No, at least try everything that is in our lunch.
  • Is it okay to throw food?
    • No.
  • Since we are eating lunch with our friends, do we have to use our good manners?
    • Yes, always use your best manners.
  • If someone is sitting alone, what should we do?
    • Eat with him.