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  • Using good manners is proper and polite.
  • When coughing or sneezing try to cover your mouth.
  • It is polite to use a tissue instead of your shirt or picking your nose.
  • It is nice to hold the door for others to go in first.
  • If you bump into someone or mess up his or her paper say, “I’m sorry” or “Excuse Me”.
  • When answering the phone it is good manners to say “hello” first. It is not good to say, “Who is this”. When the person asks for mom or dad say, “just a minute please”.
  • It is not polite to yell and scream while next to someone talking on the phone. It is good manners to wait until the person is off the phone before speaking with them unless it is an emergency.
  • If someone gives you something or does something kind for you tell them “thank you”.
  • It is not polite to give orders to someone. If you want something, ask nicely and say “please”.
  • While eating, it is not good manners to talk while food is in your mouth. Use a napkin to wipe your hands instead of your clothes. Sit on your bottom at the table and do not put your feet or elbows on the table.
  • It is not nice to burp aloud. Try to close your mouth and then say, “Excuse me”.
  • If you want a cookie and there is only one left it is polite to ask if anyone else wants it.
  • When chewing gum it is not polite to smack and pop bubbles.
  • In the Bible we can read about ten (10) men who had a disease called “leprosy”. Jesus healed all of them and they were not sick anymore. Only one (1) of those men said “thank you”.
  • It is polite to let someone else go down the slide first.


  • Pretend To:
  • Cover your mouth when coughing
  • Answer the phone and say “Hello”
  • Clean up your mess
  • Share a toy
  • Chew with your mouth closed
  • Use a napkin to wipe your hands
  • Wait patiently while mom is on the phone
  • Put elbows on the table
  • Chew gum properly


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