Most of you will have heard of the game "Simon Says". If the
teacher says "Simon says stand up", the kids stand up. But if
the teacher only says "stand up", without the "Simon says"
part then the kids shouldn't stand up!
But in real life, how often do you say to someone "Simon says get
me a drink."? The reply would probably "Eh? Go get your own!"
So a much better way is to use the word please. If the teacher says "Stand
up please", the kids stand up. If there is no please, the kids shouldn't
do it! What a great way to get kids into the habit of being polite!
The best part of this is to say "Smile please". Then try "Smile"
(with no please), if the kids smile they are out. Go round the class and
check the kids. Even the toughest, meanest kid will eventually break out
into a big smile!
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