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Community Meeting

Please Pass Respect

Greeting Objective

The learners will practice respectfully passing the respect bear mascot, Hantaywee, during the greeting.


  • Students sit in a circle.
  • Use the respect mascot, “Hantaywee.”
  • One student holds Hantaywee.
  • The person to the right greets the person with Hantaywee respectfully.


Jenny: “Good morning, Reid. May I please have Hantaywee?”

Reid: “Good morning, respectful Jenny. Sure!” (Passes Hantaywee to Jenny, who says “Thank you”.)

  • Continue until all students have had a chance to hold Hantaywee and to be greeted.

Remembering to Take Turns

Engagement Objective

The learners will list and remember times to take turns while showing kindness and respect.


  • Discuss and list ideas for when taking turns is important and why it is respectful to others. (i.e., to be first in line, first in kickball, picking a seat on the bus.)
  • Ask, “How do you feel when someone skips your turn or jumps in line in front of you?”
  • To remember when to take turns, cover up the list of ideas and have students restate what was on the list, while passing Hantaywee around to show how to respectfully take turns.
  • When a student remembers an answer, the class may say, “Good job respectful Jenny!”
  • Conclude by reciting, “We will remember to take turns, because we are RESPECTFUL students!”


End your community meeting by informing your students about the schedule of the day.

Family Connection

 Send home the directions for “Remembering to Take Turns” activity. Encourage families to list ways to take turns at home to show respect.

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ASCA: Grade 1, PS:A2.7 Know that communication involves speaking, listening and nonverbal behavior. 

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