| RULES OF TALKING
Middle school students do many things. One thing they like to do is talk to each other. This is something I really like to do too. Talking to someone seems like an easy thing, but when you talk to someone you should know and practice “rules of talking”.
One talking rule is to stand one arm length away from people. If you stand too close to other people the person might get mad. If you stand too close to a person, they might think you are going to hurt them. If you stand too close to a person they will not want to have a conversation. They feel uncomfortable. Then they want to move away. The best thing is to give people space.
Another talking rule is to use an inside voice. If you talk loudly to people they feel uncomfortable. If you talk loud to a person, they will want to move away. Talking too loud can actually hurt someone’s ears. The best thing is to talk with an “inside” voice. An “inside” voice is not loud. An “inside” voice is not soft. An “inside” voice is just right.
The last talking rule is to talk to a person when they are not busy. If a person is busy, or doing work they don’t want to talk. It is a good idea to ask a person if they can talk now or later. That is being polite.
I’m going to try the “rules of talking”. They are:
Stand an arm’s length away. Give a person their space.
Use an “inside” voice. An “inside” voice is not loud and not soft. It is just right.
Ask a person if they can talk now or later.