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100

Your parents are talking at dinner, and you interrupt their conversation. What should you say & do?

Excuse me, I didn't mean to interrupt. I can wait.

100

Your friend is trying to answer a question in class. You know the answer and blurt it out. Are you interrupting? What should you do?

Yes, it's interrupting. You should say sorry and be quiet.

100

You sit down at your table in the restaurant. Your parents are talking, but you jump in and start telling them about your day. Is that interrupting? What should you do?

Yes, that's interrupting. You should wait until they are finished talking and then, share about your day.

100

You hear a little boy crying. You ask him if he needs help. Is that interrupting? Why or why not?

No, it's not interrupting because you are trying to help him.

100

You and your friends are talking at lunch. Your teacher asks everyone to clean up because lunch is over. Is your teacher interrupting? Why or Why not?

No, that is not interrupting. Your teacher needs to get your attention, so you can clean up.

100

Mrs. Kocon and Mrs. W are having a conversation. You want to ask them if they've seen the new Spider Man movie. What should you do?

Wait for their conversation to end, say sorry to interrupt

200

Your mom is talking to a friend on the phone. You start talking to her about your day at school. Is that interrupting? Why or why not?

Yes because she is in the middle of another conversation.

200

You think of an idea that you want to share with your table mate. You both are supposed to be completing your work. Will that be interrupting? What should you do?

Yes, that is interrupting. You should complete your work and talk to your table mate when you are both done working.

200

You politely ask the waitress for water when she asks you if you need anything. Is that interrupting? Why or why not?

No, that is not interrupting. She asked you if you needed anything, so it is a good time to ask for water.

200

The cashier at the store is telling your parent the total for their order. You start telling her about your favorite place to go on vacation. Is that interrupting? Why or why not?

Yes, it is interrupting. The cashier is doing her job and talking to your mom. You should not share personal information at that time.

200

Your teacher asks a question in class. You raise your hand and wait your turn to be called on. Is that interrupting or being polite? Why?

That is a case of being polite. We should raise our hand and wait to answer during class.

200

Mrs. Kocon and Mrs. Murtha are having a conversation and you need to use the bathroom. What should you do?

Say "Sorry for interrupting, Mrs. Kocon, but can I use the bathroom?"

300

You cut your finger while making your lunch at home, and you're bleeding. You call out to your parent for help. Is that interrupting? Why or why not?

No, it's not. If there's an emergency, and you're bleeding, you should get help from an adult.

300

A classmate is answering a question for your teacher. You want to help her answer, but you decide to sit quietly. Is that interrupting or using good manners? Why or why not?

That is using good manners. We should wait our turn when answering in class.

300

The waiter is telling your family about the specials on the menu. You start asking him questions about his family. Is that appropriate or inappropriate? Why?

Yes, it's inappropriate because he is not a friend. We should only ask friends personal information.

300

You cut your finger on a sharp shelf in the grocery store. You go to the nearest clerk for help. Is that interrupting or not? Why?

No, that is not interrupting. If you are hurt, you should ask for help.

300

Your friend is checking in with the class, and you start to comment while they are talking. Is that interrupting? Why or why not?

Yes, it is interrupting. You should let them answer and sit quietly and wait your turn to check in.

300

Mrs. Kocon and Mr. Kovatch are having a conversation. You want to know if we are having a fire drill today. What do you do?

Wait for their conversation to end, say "sorry to interrupt..."

400

You trip and fall down the stairs at home. You call for a parent to help you because you can't get up because you hurt your leg. Is that interrupting? Why or Why not?

No, it's not interrupting. If you are hurt and need help, you should always ask right away.

400

Your teacher is teaching, and you start asking questions that are not related to the current lesson. Is that interrupting? What should you do?

Yes, it's interrupting. You should wait for break time to ask your question.
400

You need to use the restroom but the waitress is setting down your food. Should you stand up and leave for the bathroom? Why or why not?

No, you should wait until she is done serving the food, so you don't bump into her.

400

The cashier tells you that you have a nice sweater on today. You say thank you and ask her where she bought her nice sweater. Is that interrupting or being polite?

No, that is not interrupting. It is a polite and appropriate conversation.

400

You are talking to your friend and another friend walks up and says hello. Is that interrupting or being polite? Why?

No, they are being polite.

400

Mrs. Kocon and Mrs. W are having a conversation. You accidentally cut your finger and need to go to the nurse. What should you do?

Immediately interrupt and ask for a band-aid because this is an emergency.

500

Your mom is taking a nap, and you hear the tornado siren going off outside. Should you go and wake her up? Why or Why not?

Yes, you should wake her up. A tornado is an emergency, and you need to take shelter together.

500

You need to use the bathroom in the middle of a lesson during class. You cannot wait, so you raise your hand. Is that interrupting? Why or why not?

No, that's not interrupting because you raised your hand, and you really need to use the bathroom.

500

You start to feel sick like you may vomit. Your family is all talking and eating their meal. Should you tell them you are sick? Is that interrupting?

No, it is not interrupting. You should tell them right away, so they can help you get to the bathroom. 

500

You hear someone drop a glass bottle of juice in the next aisle. You cut in front of someone at the courtesy desk, so you can report the spill. Is that interrupting or not interrupting? Why?

Yes, that is interrupting. You should not cut in front of someone. You should wait your turn, and then, you can report the spill.

500

You are answering a question in class when the fire alarm goes off. Your teacher breaks into what you're saying and tells everyone in class to exit and go outside. Is that interrupting? Why or why not?

No, it is an emergency, and you need to evacuate.

500

Mrs. Kocon and Miss Erin are having a conversation. You want to know what color light saber they would have. What do you do?

Wait for their conversation to end, say "sorry to interrupt..."

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