Good Manners

Good manners are fundamental in a safe and caring classroom. Students need explicit teaching to practice these skills.
Model the manners you want children to learn and practice.
Give students the words they need to demonstrate good manners.
Give students opportunities to practice their good manners and praise them for each success.
Manners you may want to teach your Primary students include:
  • Say please.
  • Say excuse me.
  • Respect personal space of others.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  • Say thank you.
  • Look for opportunities to give compliments.
  • Take turns.
  • Don’t pick your nose!
  • Look people in the eye when you talk to them.
  • Listen when others are speaking.
  • Respect resources in the school.
  • Hold a door open for others.
  • Smile and have a positive attitude.
  • Apologize.
  • Put things away in the right spot.
  • Be a good sport.