Our new "Etiquette" theme has started and will last three weeks before giving place to a theme on mythology. Students are learning about table manners, being good sports, and cultural variations on etiquette around the world. They are playing games based on sticky etiquette situations and learning about the history of etiquette, incorporating such words as faux pas or gauche into their word study.
Middle schoolers will explore the notion of civility, first introduced during the Vote theme, more deeply, and relate it to their ongoing study of Non Violent Communication.
By the end of the theme, students will have created a Magnolia School Etiquette Book.