BC: Tammy Booher East Tennessee State University ECED 5334 Spring 2012
FC: Kacy's Little Book of Manners By Tammy Booher Talking to children about manners
1: Dedicated to Rose Thanks for being so supportive and always encouraging me. You are the best friend ever. In Memory of Kelsey
3: Dear Reader, Manners are the way we treat each other and how we act. Manners show kindness and respect. Simple etiquette and common courtesy pave the way for positive interactions, good relationships and social successes. It's never too early to start teaching manners, just like it's never too early to train a puppy.
4: Hi, My name is Kacy B and I think it is GREAT to be me.
6: I went to class, hoping to pass. My advice, learn to be nice. I did grand, thanks to Fran. My mom said congrats, we must go home and tell the cats.
8: The cats say "Hooray, now you won't chase us away."
10: Please put food in my tummy, I know it will be yummy, I will eat it all, then play with my ball.
12: Getting a treat is so neat. I say "thank you, that's so sweet."
14: "Hi Chloe, How do you do, it is so nice to see you." "Want to take a walk and have a little talk?"
16: "Excuse me Madison and Sophie, would you like to play?" "No, thank you, not today." I say "that's okay."
18: Max is my best friend, I cannot pretend. He comes to stay when his mom is away. When he is gone, I feel so alone. Let's not spoil the day, I want to play. All my toys I will gladly share, it shows how much I care.
20: "I'm sorry I messed up the den; I promise it won't happen again." | "I'm sorry I messed up the den; I promise it won't happen again."
22: Always be polite, that is what is right. As for now I will say "Good night."
25: About the author; Tammy Booher lives in Johnson City, TN, with her four-legged babies. Madison, 17 years old Chloe, 3 years old Sophie, 2 years old Kacy, 22 months old | References Burns, M. T. (2003). Classroom Practice: The Battle for Civilized Behaviors: Let's Begin with Manners. Phi Delta Kappan, 546-549. Gralinski, H. J., & Kopp, C. B. (1993). Everyday Rules for Behavior: Mothers' Request to Young Children. Developmental Psychology, 573-584. Gruss, C., & Jackson, I. (1999). Behavior management strategies in the preschool: teacher strategies in current use. Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 38-41. Kohler, F. W., & Fowler, S. A. (1985). Training Prosocial Behaviors To Young Children: An Analysis Of Reciprocity With Untrained Peers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 187-200.