This activity can be used at all grade levels. It helps students become aware of behaviors that can be rude or disrespectful, such as slouching, packing up early, getting up to sharpen a pencil during instruction, and many more. Students think about the nonverbal messages these actions send to others, and they then discuss alternatives.
This can be used for 1-2, 45 minute periods. Facilitates a great beginning of the year discussion.