Nov. 16, 2011: Good Table Manners
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1. Draw a table setting. Paste newspaper pictures on your plates: meat, vegetables, dessert and a drink.
2. Divide a paper into three columns. Find newspaper words or pictures for foods you eat with a spoon in one column. In another, place pictures of foods you eat with a fork. In the last, put pictures of foods you eat with your hands.
3. Find three people in the newspaper you would invite to a holiday dinner. Explain your choices.
4. Why are these important: (a) eating with your mouth closed, (b) trying every food, (c) washing your hands, and (d) helping?
5. Make three menus for holiday meals for your family.
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them. This week's standard:
Students understand proper table setting, service and table manners. (Family and Consumer Science)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)