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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