Direct: Teaching the children grace and courtesy in the classroom.
Looking in each other’s eyes as they are saying “thank you”.
2 1/2 – 3 1/2
A Flower vase
Ask an older child to help you show the younger children how we use the words “thank you”. Let the child know briefly how you plan on showing the lesson. Take a light easy vase of flowers (easy to carry) and invite 3-4 children to come participate in your lesson by telling them you have something to show them. Show each child where exactly to sit. Have the older child sit down as well. Once the children are seated, you sit so that you can see them all, they all can see you, and yet you are not in front of them.
Tell the children that this is how we say “thank you”. Tell the children that they can now say thank you to each other when someone gives them something or does something nice for them.
Excuse them one at a time, making sure each child has thought of what he would like to de next.