Direct: Teaching the children grace and courtesy in the classroom.
Placing your hand gently on the other child’s shoulder.
2 1/2 – 3 1/2
Ask two older children to help you show the younger children how to kindly interrupt. Let the children know briefly how you plan on showing the lesson. Invite 3-4 children to come participate in your lesson. Show each child where exactly to sit. Have the two older children sit next to each other. 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.
Invite each child to have a turn of politely interrupting.
Tell the children that they now know how to interrupt politely and can use it if they need someone’s attention.
Excuse them one at a time, making sure each child has thought of what he would like to de next.