Even in school we need to practice good manners. For example, the other day Wendy did not practice good manners and her classmates, especially Nellie, got really mad at her. Here’s what happened.
It was time to go outside in the school yard for recess. Miss Pat told the class that when everyone had lined up single file, with no talking, she would lead them outside for free play in the school yard.
Miss Pat said, “Remember your manners, class, and we will all get out into the yard quickly and have the most time we can have during recess.”
The “Can Dos” lined up, just as Miss Pat asked them to do, when all of a sudden Wendy jumped out of line and cut in front of Nellie, who was at the head of the line.
Nellie said,”Hey, Get back in your spot! You were behind me line. I was hear first! You’re not supposed to cut in line.”
Wendy answered, “So what. We’re all going to get there at the same time anyway. Who cares if I cut in line?”
Hector yelled, “Go back. No cutting in line”!
Nellie said,”I care and the rest of the class cares too. You cut in front of all of us. That’s not fair and it’s selfish.”
Wendy answered, “Is not selfish.”
Nellie said, –”Is too”!
“That’s enough class,” said Miss Pat. “Wendy get back where you were in line. Line cutting is not good manners and it causes problems.
I think you owe your classmates and apology. Your classmates lost recess time as a result of your cutting in line and the fuss it caused.”
Wendy looked embarrassed. She said, “I’m sorry everyone. I didn’t mean to cause a problem. I just thought it would be fun to be at the front of the line. I promise from now on to practice good school manners”
Miss Pat nodded and led the class out to play.
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