Monday, May 03, 2010

Courtesy Week on tap for eighth grade communication arts students

Staff Writer

Mr. Randy Turner’s eighth grade communication arts classes are having Courtesy Week Monday, May 3, through Friday, May 7.

The students watched the 1967 movie  “To Sir With Love" last week. In that movie, the teacher conducted the same courtesy experiment which the East eighth graders will try.

  The students will show courtesy to other students and teachers,  calling adults “Sir or Mam” and calling each other by their last names if they are boys or by Miss ___ if they are girls.

“I will call everyone sir_last name or ma'am_last name, and talk in a British accent.” said eighth grader Brooklyn Vickers.

“It's going to be great!” said eighth grader Cayley Hardison.

“I’m just going to go with the flow, so I’m just going to do what they tell me to,” said eighth grader  Jordyn Ganes.

“I’m going to have fun with that,” said eighth grader Preston Carpenter.

“This is always one of my favorite times," Mr. Turner said. "it gives us something fun to do after MAP testing and shows studnets how easy it is to be polite. We have had years when it works beautifully, and some years when it has not worked as well. It’s going to work this year.”

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