Interrupting - "Excuse me"
This is a group presentation.
- Discuss about the reasons for showing courtesy and respect for others.
- Discuss about greeting each other.
- For a small group of children, the Directress chooses two and asks them to talk to each other.
- The Directress then shows how to intervene in a polite manner.
- For example, when approaching two or more people who are talking together - pause, wait for a suitable time to interrupt, then say "Excuse me" before stating the reasons for interposing.
- At the end, say 'Thank you'.
- Show the children that when they need to talk to you and need you, tap the Directress's shoulder and say 'Excuse me'.
- If the Directress is busy and can not attend to the child immediately, touch the child's hand.
- This is to signify "I heard you. I am not ready yet. I will be with you as soon as I can'.
- The child should understand that and wait.
- Another occasion where 'Excuse me' is warranted is when they are walking and someone is in their path.
- Say 'Excuse me' and wait for the other person to move away before continue walking.
- Remember to sat 'Thank you'.
- Discuss about other forms of greeting, for e.g. "Please, "Thank you".
- Show examples of when and how to say it.
Control Of Error
Points Of Interest
- To develop the child's self esteem and good manners.
- To develop the child's language.
- To develop the child's independence.