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The JOY of Social Skills

The purpose of THE JOY OF SOCIAL SKILLS is to help kids 9 – 11 years of age relate to others in an equitable and caring way that is beneficial to everyone. This is accomplished by teaching basic manners that apply to home life as well as manners that apply away from home. This guide is loaded with all kinds of engaging classroom experiences and activities that are educational, interactive and fun for young people.

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    This Teachers Guide includes the following lessons:

    Lesson One – Following the Golden Rule

    Lesson Two – Being Gracious While Playing With Others

    Lesson Three – Being Gracious While Working With Others

    Lesson Four – Being Gracious Before and After Meals

    Lesson Five – Using Tableware, Silverware, and Serving Utensils Graciously

    Lesson Six – Being Gracious During Meals

    Lesson Seven – Answering the Telephone Graciously

    Lesson Eight – Making Telephone Calls Graciously

    Lesson Nine – Inviting Guests and Answering the Door Graciously

    Lesson Ten – Greeting and Entertaining Guests Graciously

    Lesson Eleven – Writing Gracious Letters

    Lesson Twelve – Writing Gracious Thank You, Invitation, and R.S.V.P Letters

    Lesson Thirteen – Handling Introductions Graciously

    Lesson Fourteen – Having Gracious Conversations

    Lesson Fifteen – Handling Questions, Compliments, and Saying No Graciously

    Lesson Sixteen – Being Gracious When Invited and When Arriving at Someone’s Home

    Lesson Seventeen – Being a Gracious Visitor

    Lesson Eighteen – Being Gracious While Traveling by Car or Public Transportation

    Lesson Nineteen – Being Gracious on Elevators, on Escalators and While Shopping

    Lesson Twenty – Being Gracious at Performances, Athletic Events, and Religious Services