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Table Manners, Dining Etiquette, & Social Skills 

Lessons focus on dining skills and socialization skills for boys and girls. Each class size is limited to ten children, one assistant, and the instructor. Class times and locations will vary each quarter.

 

All classes will temporarily be held using an online audio and web conferencing platform called Zoom. Visit https://zoom.us/ to sign up to the platform to participate in the lessons.

 

Food arrangements will need to be prepared by the family of students when necessary, for certain lessons.

 

Students will dine at a formal restaurant to put their newfound etiquette skills into practice (restaurant cost included with the cost of the program). This will be the only lesson that requires students to meet in person. If this is not possible, other arrangements can be made for this lesson.

 

Students are presented with 'Certificates of Achievement' after they have completed all lessons of the program. 

1st – 5th Grade Boys and Girls Dining Etiquette Program

Lessons included are: 

  • Lesson 1: The Knife//Introductions

  • Lesson 2: Table Manners

  • Lesson 3: The Spoon//Shaking Hands

  • Lesson 4: The Fork//American Dining

  • Lesson 5: The Fork//Continental Dining

  • Lesson 6: Pizza Day//Phone Etiquette

  • Lesson 7: Thank You Notes

  • Lesson 8: Parent / Student Wrap-up

6th – 9th Beginning Girls Dining Etiquette Program

Lessons included are: 

  • Lesson 1: Introductions

  • Lesson 2: Posture

  • Lesson 3: Thank-you Notes

  • Lesson 4: Clothing Class

  • Lesson 5: Dining Skills

  • Lesson 6: Phone Etiquette

  • Lesson 7: Set Your Place at the Table

  • Lesson 8: Respect & Courtesy

  • Lesson 9: Five-Course Meal

  • Lesson 10: Parent / Student Wrap-up

 

6th – 9th Advanced Girls Dining Etiquette Program

Lessons included are: 

  • Lesson 1: Introductions

  • Lesson 2: Confidence Conveyed through Posture

  • Lesson 3: Hair and Skin Care

  • Lesson 4: Clothing Class

  • Lesson 5: Savvy Communication

  • Lesson 6: The Athlete 

  • Lesson 7: Speaking to Win

  • Lesson 8: Table Manners

  • Lesson 9: Five-Course Meal

  • Lesson 10: Parent / Student Wrap-up

 

6th – 9th Boys Dining Etiquette Program

Lessons included are: 

  • Lesson 1: Introductions

  • Lesson 2: Social Skills

  • Lesson 3: Thank-you Notes

  • Lesson 4: Clothing Class

  • Lesson 5: Dining Skills

  • Lesson 6: Phone Etiquette

  • Lesson 7: Table Manners

  • Lesson 8: Five-Course Meal

  • Lesson 9: Sportsmanship

  • Lesson 10: Parent / Student Wrap-up

10th-12th Boys & Girls Dining Etiquette Program

Lessons included are: 

  • Lesson 1: Introductions

  • Lesson 2: Social Skills

  • Lesson 3: Experiencing the Theater

  • Lesson 4: Dining Skills

  • Lesson 5: Job and College Interviews

  • Lesson 6: Clothing Class

  • Lesson 7: Table Manners

  • Lesson 8: What do I find attractive / Dating

  • Lesson 9: Five-Course Meal

  • Lesson 10: Parent / Student Wrap-up

10th-12th Girls Extra Class

  • Lesson 1: Positive Image

 

One-Time Classes

With no specific age group, these classes are a 30-45 minute introduction to basic table manners, dining etiquette, and social skills. Classes will be held using an online audio and web conferencing platform called Zoom. Visit https://zoom.us/ to sign up to the platform to participate in any of these classes. 

 

Dining is a natural time for conversation and therefore affords the opportunity to discuss and develop social skills. Children Learn:

Good eye contact and firm handshakes

Telephone Etiquette

Appropriate guidance and direction in decorum

Proper house and table rules

Memorizing names during introductions

Acceptable and unacceptable table conversation topics

How to write thank-you notes

Proper Introductions

 

Being considerate to others

Developing new friendships

Sharing and caring

 

Respecting someone's home and their property

 

Respecting animals and much more
 

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Boys & Girls Dining Etiquette Program: Pizza Day  
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Boys & Girls
Dining Etiquette Program: Thank-You Notes
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Boys & Girls Dining Etiquette Program:
Five-Course Dinner  

This lesson teaches students a fun and proper way to eat pizza, and how to interact comfortably with others in a social setting.

Photo  Courtesy of

The American School of Protocol

This lesson will focus on social grace skills and how to confidently write a proper thank you card when it is warranted.

Photo  Courtesy of

The American School of Protocol

Students will feel self-assured as they enjoy a five-course meal using their newfound etiquette skills at a formal restaurant.

Photo  Courtesy of

The American School of Protocol