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Community Meeting

RESPECT Greeting

Greeting Objective

The learners will greet each other in a respectful way.


  • Students sit in a circle.
  • The teacher will explain the importance of respectfully greeting someone.
  • Next, the teacher will model a respectful greeting that can be used when meeting someone for the first time at home,
           school, or in the community:

Four Step Greeting

  • Make good eye contact.
  • Smile.
  • Greet person by using a greeting like “Good morning,” “Hello,” or “Nice to meet you.”
  • Shake their hand politely. (Shake guest’s hand firmly by connecting “web to web.” Describe the web of your hand –
           the part between the thumb and forefinger - like a duck’s webbed feet).

*Challenge: Make your greeting more personable! Have the students end their greeting with the person’s name.

  • The teacher begins by greeting the person on their left.

Use the following format:

Teacher: “Nice to meet you, Jeff.” (Teacher and Jeff shake hands.)

Jeff: “Nice to meet you, Mrs. Weiland.” (Jeff turns toward the left and greets the next student.)

  • Continue until everyone has been respectfully greeted.

What is RESPECT?

Engagement Objective

The learners will list ways they can see, hear, and show respect.


  • The teacher will explain the definition of respect: Respect – “The act of treating all living creatures with kindness and consideration.”
  • As a class, discuss what “all living things” mean.
  • Make a list of ways they can see, hear, and show respect to all living things on a T-Chart.
Someone listening to others, including their pets.Two people using kind voices to work out a problem.Holding a door open for someone.

Hint: May use pictures instead of words on chart.

  • Conclude by challenging students to watch for respectful acts all day, week, and month


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

Family Connection

Send home the introductory letter about “What is RESPECT?” Encourage families to discuss the meaning of respect at home.

Download Letter

ASCA: Grade K, PS:A1.2 Identify values, attitudes and beliefs.

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