Florida Teacher Embarks On Mission To Teach Students Table Manners

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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: In the same Florida county where the president entertains world leaders at his Mar-a-Lago estate, fifth graders at a nearby school learn the art of table manners each year. Peter Haden of member station WLRN reports. PETER HADEN, BYLINE: At South Grade Elementary in Lake Worth, Fla., art teacher Rebecca Hinson drills etiquette like a boot camp - posture... REBECCA HINSON: You need to sit up straight. Your dress isn't going to look good if you're slumped there like the old humpback. HADEN: ...Proper technique... HINSON: Cut, and eat. HADEN: ...And soup tactics. HINSON: Are we going to ladle towards ourselves or away? UNIDENTIFIED STUDENTS: Away. HINSON: And the kids - they're into it,...

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