DON’T FORGET YOUR MANNERS

©2017 Lisa Brockwell

(respect, self worth) K-6

 

“Manners, manners, for everyone

For the old and for the young

They’re a part of daily life

And here are just a few…”

 

May I please, thank you

Pardon me, sorry

How are you? Hello

Would you like to sit down?

 

May I help? Welcome

Morning Miss! Excuse me

Bless you! Goodbye

Hope you have a nice day!

 

My granny is the best

I love it when she stays

She teaches me so many things

That I can use each day

Manners are her specialty

A gift from her to me

And every day I hear her say,

These words so lovingly:

 

“When you’re going out the door and the day has just begun

Don’t forget your manners!”

“When you’re in the classroom with your teacher and friends

Don’t forget your manners!”

“When you’re in playground having all those breaks

Don’t forget your manners!”

“When you’re eating at the table, sharing a meal

Don’t forget your manners!”

 

Oh granny, Oh granny, I listen every day

Your words are buzzing around my head

Yes, I hear you say

Manners show respect

Manners show you care

Manners show just who you are

You are love, that’s what you share

 

Oh granny, oh granny if only you could see

The words you taught, I use each day

I’m polite as I can be

I help people when I can

Close my mouth when I eat

I’m always saying ‘thank you’ and beginning with a ‘please’

I hear your voice all the time

Reminding me throughout my day

I feel your love surrounding me

As I hear you say

 

“When you’re buying something from someone

Don’t forget your manners!”

When you’re speaking on the telephone

Don’t forget your manners!”

When you’re visiting family or your friends

Don’t forget your manners!”

When you’re playing sport or going to church

Don’t forget your manners!”

 

Ohhhhhhhh yes my gran, I love you so!

You’re with me every where I go!

It’s nice to see people just like me

Who have good manners too

It makes me feel so good inside

To hear them act and be polite

And what I give, they give to me

Oh Granny ‘I THANK YOU!’

OUTCOMES  (from NSW SYLLABUS) This song may be used to support and promote the appropriate Outcomes, Skills, Values & Attitudes…

Knowledge And Understanding

IRES1.11  Identifies how individuals care for each other

IRS1.11    Identifies the ways in which they communicate, cooperate and care for others

IRS2.11   Describes how relationships with a range of people enhance wellbeing

IRS3.11   Describes roles and responsibilities in developing and maintaining positive relationships

Values

V1 refers to a sense of their with worth and dignity

V3 enjoys a sense of belonging

V4 increasingly accepts responsibility for personal and community health

V6 commits to realising their full potential

Skills

COES1.1 Expresses feelings, needs and wants in appropriate ways

COS1.1   Communicates appropriately in a variety of ways

COS2.1   Uses a variety of ways to communicate with and within groups

COS3.3   Communicates confidently in a variety of situations

INES1.3  Relates well to others in work and play situations

INS1.3    Develops positive relationships with peers and other people

INS2.3    Makes positive contributions in group activities

INS3.3    Acts in ways that enhance the contribution of self and others in a range of cooperative situations

‘DON’T FORGET YOUR MANNERS’ INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS OVERVIEW (from NSW SYLLABUS)

Early Stage 1

Relationships

  • caring for others
  • permission and choices
  • positive relationships
  • rules in relationships

Communication

  • verbal and non verbal
  • giving and receiving messages (leads too further discussion on this topic)
  • active listening skills (leads too further discussion on this topic)
  • self control (leads too further discussion on this topic)
  • expressing needs, wants and feelings

Peers

  • making and keeping friends (leads too further discussion on this topic)

Groups

  • working and keeping friends
  • sharing and helping

 

Stage 1

Relationships

  • recognising individual needs
  • caring
  • permission and choices
  • rules in relationships

Communication

  • verbal and nonverbal
  • assertiveness
  • self control (leads too further discussion on this topic)
  • active listening skills
  • encouraging others
  • expressing needs, wants and feelings

Peers

  • making and keeping friends
  • sharing
  • co operating
  • quality of friends
  • working with others

 

Stage 2

Relationships

  • recognising individual needs
  • caring
  • positive relationships

Communication

  • leads to active listening skills
  • communication in groups situations
  • encouraging others
  • appropriate expression of feelings

Peers

  • Making and maintaining friendships
  • Peer influence

Groups

  • cooperation and sharing

 

Stage 3

Relationships

  • sources of power
  • importance of positive relationships
  • relating to people
  • strengthening networks

Communication

  • appropriate expression of feelings
  • assertiveness
  • ‘I’ messages (leads too further discussion on this topic)
  • listening skills
  • supporting others
  • recognising and articulating feelings

Peers

  • peer support

‘DON’T FORGET YOUR MANNERS’ GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OVERVIEW (from NSW SYLLABUS)

EARLY STAGE 1

Personal Identity

  • similarities and differences

          – experiences

          – abilities

Values

  • caring relationships

Stage 1

Personal Identity

  • attributes of self and others
  • experiences
  • abilities

Values

  • individual/group
  • personal rights and responsibilities
  • caring relationships

Stage 2

Personal Identity

  • recognising attributes of self and others

Values

  • rights and responsibilities

          – self

          – others

Stage 3

Personal Identity

  • influences on self esteem and behaviour

          – family, friends, community

  • developing and maintaining a positive self-concept (leads to further discussion on this topic)

Values

  • importance of values (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • influences on personal values (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • developing a code of behaviour