Grace and courtesy- 1st English lesson in kindergarten.
I would come in the classroom and say good morning to every child.
I would shake the hand of the child, keep eyecontact and say good morning. The child has to answer "good morning" also, if not, I would whisper good morning, that the child knows it is his/her turn.
When I have greeted everyone and received the "good morning" back, I would tell them a short story with my playmobile figures.
"I am Teacher Verena. " "Who are you?" "I am John. "
Now I would go to the kids and tell them, that I am teacher Verena and then I would ask them, who they are.
Next short story is:
"I have something for you." "Thank you" Now I have a real apple, as a gift for the kids and after i gave him/her the apple,he/she has to repeat "Thank you".
For internalizing the new phrases, I have made a three piece cardset.