Expectation Three – Elementary

Culture Connection

Life Principle: POLITENESS

- Having or showing behavior that is respectful and considerate of other people


"Politeness costs nothing and gains everything." - Lady Montague


Teacher: M-A-N-N-E-R-S

Students: Show us at our very best!

Sign Language

Hand Sign for Expectation #3
Use sign language for “Please”
– open hand facing chest moving in a circular motion;
“Thank you”, place fingertips of open right hand palm-in at mouth and drop to palm-up.


LEXICON: Complete at least three.

  1. Write the word.
  2. What do you notice about the word.
    1. # of letters
    2. # of consonants, vowels
  3. Create a math problem with the #’s.
  4. Count the number of syllables
  5. Define the word.
  6. Draw a picture representing the word.

Word Wall Vocabulary: unique, individual

Note: Reference Lexicon Resource

Vocabulary (P 8,11)

The Vocabulary Rap

Find your word and step it out.
Color code what it’s all about.
Blend it, say it, make it complete
Repeat it together, don’t skip a beat.
What’s our word?
Say it again.
Now let’s clap it.
Now let’s stomp it.
Now let’s whisper it.
Now let’s spell it.


Introductory Activity

“Please and Thank You” (P 2)

Create a sign for “Please” and a sign for “Thank you”

Have two volunteers hold them up.

Have learners listen to simple scenarios in which please or thank you would be used. Have them tell their ‘elbow buddy’ which would be appropriate for the situation.


“ I need to borrow a pencil.”
“My friend picked up the paper I dropped. “

Cooperative Learning

Pair Share: (P 3,5,6)

  1. If students are seated on floor: Designate ‘elbow buddies’.
  2. If students are seated at tables: Assign table partner.
  3. If students are standing: Have students walk around and on a designated signal, find a partner near them. Those students without a partner raise their hands and find one.
  4. Have pairs share with each other, then with other pairs, other teams, or the entire group.

Writing Activity

  1.  Have learners draw a picture of someone using good manners.
  2. Have them explain their drawing to a partner.
  3. Display pictures and use in building vocabulary and comprehension of good manners. Display enriched vocabulary on Word Wall.

Brain Break

 Brain Break:  The Gummy Bear Song 2:30 min.**  Celebration



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