Monday, May 26, 2008

Teacher runs in-school charm clinic

Wow, this takes me back...way back. Ms Lewis, my 4th grade teacher's class was pretty much a constant charm class, we even learned basic ballroom dance steps like foxtrot etc. She also wrote a play, which the class performed, that taught us how to receive a visitor to our home from another country.

"Children aren't taught manners anymore," said Trice, who adapted the idea of in-school charm clinic from a relative.

Trice, who has been teaching for 27 years, said girls and boys in her charm clinic learn the importance of saying "please" and "thank you."

"The girls learn to sit like a lady, and the boys learn about shining their shoes and tying a tie," Trice said.