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Students Share a Fun Poem as a Reminder to Use Manners
As part of their positive behavior program (PBIS) at Cleveland Elementary School a group of 3rd grade students read a fun poem written by Gelett Burgessas, as a reminder to the other students to use their manners in the cafeteria. Everyone got a laugh and learned in a fun way!

The Goops
The Goops thy lick their fingers, and the Goops they lick their knives: They spill their froth on the tablecloth. Oh, they lead disgusting lives! The Goops they talk while eating, and loud and fast they chew; and that is why I’m glad that I am not a Goop, are you?
The Goops are gluttonous and rude, they gug and gumble with their food; they throw their crumbs upon the floor, and at dessert they tease for more. They will not eat their soup and bread, but like to gobble sweets, instead, and that is why I oft decline, when I am asked to stay and dine.

"Goops" are a series of books written about manners and etiquette more than 100 years ago by Gelett Burgess. The cheerful illustrations and happy rhymes which conveyed good manners in years past, still apply today, and are timeless in the lessons that they teach.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 2, 2012