Monday, September 19, 2016

Manners Class

Kimmy, our daughter, Home-Schools her children.
I am so pleased with her abilities
and the progress of 
each child.

To my surprise, she asked me to do a
segment on Manners.

She must of remembered when she and her brother were threaten and then finally had manners class, during summer vacation!

Yup, I had both kids sit down and 
we went over all 
the particulars of manners and etiquette.

Something I don't think both forgot,
 because I was pretty stick and thorough.

If you know me,
 you know that I'm pretty serious when it comes to
teaching and learning.
I got right to work and learned as much as I could.
(I only had one hour to teach this class)

First, we started with the difference between
Manner vs, Etiquette.
Do you know the difference?
(answer at the end)

Some kids were serious about the subject.
Others were easily distracted.

After going over the facts, 
they did some hands-on practice.

I had them set, a place setting,
 (BMW - bread, meal, water)
Pass food to the right, with please and thank you's.
Which way to approach a chair and which way to get up.
How to leave your silverware when finished with a meal.
Wait until the hostess sits and picks up her fork before eating.
How to place a napkin on your lap and where it goes when you need to leave the table and come back.
And much more!

That night they all came over for dinner.
It was the final test!
I graded them on the things we learned!

Levi took it more serious then I thought!
He came to dinner with a Cheat Sheet
and asked if he could use it!

As it turned out, he didn't need it.
Levi and all the rest did a great job!

Levi's Cheat Sheet
I'll try to explain this picture because it's so cute!

Top, middle is a chair with arrows showing
which way to enter and exit when sitting.

The "hand" on the left is showing which way to pass food to the right.
The "hands" on the right are passing salt & pepper, together!
The X and arrow, ???
The drawing on the right edge is him burping with his hand over his mouth,


And now for the answer to the question
Manners vs. Etiquette.

Manners are things you do that show respect and courtesy to others.
Etiquette are the set rules for different occasions,


 "As a ring of gold in a swine's snot, So is a beautiful women who lacks discretion."
Proverbs 11:22


  1. Manners. So many people are sadly lacking in common courtesy today. Everyone should be required to take a manners class. Great job, Christine.

  2. This is terrific, Christine. It's so sad that parents no longer teach there children even basic manners.

  3. This post has been so cute and the pictures adorable. How sweet of your daughter to ask you to help by teaching a segment on this.Nothing makes me smile more than to see kids using manners! It begins at home for sure! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. Loved this. What a wonderful idea. The photos are cute. Smiled at the artist showing himself burping behind his hand.

  5. Christine, how wonderful! Your daughter remembered the lesson and valued it so much that she asked you to give her children a lesson. Love it!


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