First Light Early Education Program

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on June 1, 2017

June Virtue: Respect

“I know how to treat others!”

Respect:   Respect is caring enough about others’ feelings to think before you act


Respect in the Classroom includes:

  • Respect means you remember to say, “Please” and “Thank you.”
  • Respect means we listen when others speak.
  • Respect means we take good care of our classroom materials.

I will…

  • Remember to use “please” and “thank you.”
  • Put things back where they belong so that others can find them.
  • Use kind words when I am talking to others.

Practical Application: 3 Tips for Encouraging Respect

  • Practice respect at the dinner table. Encourage good manners (saying “thank you”, asking for food to be passed instead of reaching across the table, put only “bunny sized” bites in your mouth, offering to split the last portion of food).
  • Give opportunities for kids to help you out and then use phrases like “When you   (name of task) _ you are showing respect by thinking about ways to help me.”
  • When you are in the community and notice ways for your children to perform an act of service, suggest it to them and then reinforce it by letting them know how they showed respect to others (holding the door, helping to pick up dropped items, picking up litter, etc.).


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