Themes of the Week

This week's themes are Restaurant Manners and Evening Routines. Two topics that adults seem to struggle with too. Here are some questions to ask your child.

Ask your child about having good restaurant manners, and ask the following questions.
• Who is the first person who greets us at the door, with menus?
o The host or hostess.
• What is the first thing we do when we sit down at our table?
o Put a napkin on our lap.
• If a utensil falls on the ground, what should we do?
o Politely tell the server, and let him or her bring a new one.
• What is the extra money called that we leave for a server?
o A tip.
• What do we do if someone we know (or our parents know) comes by our table to say hello?
o We introduce them to everyone at the table, and stop eating until they leave.

Ask your child about Evening Routines:
• Ask your child to what the word “routine” means.
o Regular, a habit, or a practice.
• Ask your child the purpose of an evening routine.
o So you do not have so much to do in the morning.
• Ask your child what kind of things he should get done each evening.
o Bathe, make lunch or get lunch money together, ask parents to sign papers, brush teeth, lay out clothes for the next day, get backpack packed, read books, etc…
• Ask your child what you can do to help him start his new routine this evening.