An Important Manners Lesson for the First Day of School: Preparing for the New Student in Your Classroom
Have you ever been the new student at school? It is not easy. Today’s article and video (below) gives tips on how to involve your students while at the same time providing a lesson on using good manners at school.
Put yourself in the shoes of the new student. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some personal attention during this tough transition?
By becoming aware of the new students, it gives your students the chance to practice:
- Good character
- Respect for others
- Life skills
- Conversation skills
Involve your students. Ask their thoughts on how they can help someone integrate into your school. Here are some ideas:
Tips to Help the New Student at School
Choose a student: Select a student to sit with the new person during lunch for the first week of school.
A list of questions: As a class, create a list of questions to ask the new student. This is a great exercise and promotes conversation skills.
Show them around: Instead of handing the new student a map or nothing at all, provide a human touch and have a student show them how to proceed through the line at the cafeteria, walk them to the library and where the restrooms are located.
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