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5 Everyday Manners Charts for Children – includes Pardon, Please, Thank You, You’re Welcome and Excuse Me.

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Pardon, Please, Thank You, You’re Welcome and Excuse Me

Everyday Manners Charts for Children (and Adults !)

  • One of my pet ‘dislikes’  is hearing the word ‘WHAT’ spoken instead of ‘PARDON’.
  • In fact, I think I will place a ‘what’ jar in my kitchen for my kiddies to place one of their coins in every time they say ‘what’. I would be rich !! and because it annoys me so much – I am sure my children take great delight in emphasizing its use – with a loud and bold    ‘WHAAAAAAAT’!  – you know the one that sounds like some kind of rabid wild animal calling to its pack!
  • It just does something to me –  and I find myself yelling calling back with the same rabid approach  ‘PARDON’  ‘PARDON’  ‘PARDON’ X 4 or 5 or 10 (depending on how ‘muffed’ I am).
  • It got me thinking about the 5 manners words/phrases that really should be automatic – Pardon, Please, Thank You, You’re Welcome and Excuse Me.   Politeness shows respect for others as well as ourselves!

How to use this teaching resource

  • Brainstorm as a class and make a list of general good manners to display around these charts.
  • Role play and practise situations which would call for using these manners words.
  • Discuss how these small manner words can make the person you are communicating with feel respected, appreciated and acknowledged, and using these words also allows you to feel ‘good’ and respectful of yourself.
  • Great chart for reference when using the dreaded YOU ARE /  YOU’RE    instead of YOUR   (another pet peeve !)

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Comments & Reviews

  • I think ‘You’re welcome’ is also another one that is so important. Otherwise it kind of makes ‘thank you’ redundant. Manners should ALWAYS go back and forth! I instilled that in my classroom last year and by term two, I could her the children saying thank you and you’re welcome to each other and it just made such a difference to our culture in the room.

    Thanks for such a wonderful resource. 🙂

    Comment by Archived Message on January 20, 2014 at 6:34 am

  • Great point Jemma – adding to future resources….thanks

    Comment by Archived Message on January 26, 2014 at 11:36 pm

  • May I? We are teaching the children at our school the difference between ‘may I?’ and ‘can I?’ These resources are such a brilliant idea! Keep up the fantastic work!

    Comment by Archived Message on October 5, 2014 at 4:03 pm

  • Hi! Great resource! I have them in my classroom, in fact, they’re in every class within the school now! I do value ‘May I …’ In fact, I insist that my kiddies say May I, rather than can I. We all know they can, but it’s much more polite if they ask appropriately to each other and myself. Thank you!

    Comment by Nicola on September 11, 2016 at 2:41 pm

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