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Community Meeting

Roll Call

Greeting Objective

The learners will greet each other by doing a respectful “call and response” greeting about manners.


  • Students sit in a circle.
  • Students will partner with another student on their right.
  • Throughout greeting, students will pat their legs using a steady beat.

Use the following format:

Class: “Respect, check the beat. Check, check, check the beat.  Respect, check the beat. Check, check, check, begin.”
Joann & Kristin: “We are Joann and Kristin!”
Class: “Check.”
Joann & Kristin: “We use good manners.”
Class: “Check.”
Joann & Kristin: “We are respectful.”
Class: “Check.”
Joann & Kristin: “That’s who we are!”
Class: “That’s who they are!”

  • Repeat until all partners are greeted.

Jump In, Jump Out

Engagement Objective

The learners will list respectful daily manners and incorporate them within the “Jump In, Jump Out” activity.


  • As a class, make a list of respectful daily manners. (i.e., say please and thank you, hold the door open for others, pick up after yourself.)
  • Students stand in a circle.
  • Class chants, “Jump In, Jump Out, Turn Yourself About! If You Use Your Manners, Then Give A Little Shout.”
  • As the class is chanting, the whole class jumps in the circle, jumps out, and turns around.
  • Next, the teacher picks a student.
  • The student jumps in the middle of the circle, and shouts out one of the manners from the list.
  • Repeat activity as time permits.
  • Conclude by emphasizing the importance of having respectful manners.


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

Family Connection

Send home directions for the “Jump In, Jump Out” activity. Encourage families to discuss the importance of being a respectful person by using good manners.

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ASCA: Grade K, PS:A2.8 Learn how to make and keep friends.

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