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This episode shows how to create opportunities to practice social skills with acquaintances. This episode shows students how a relationship can change from being a Red Stranger Circle to Yellow Handshake Circle (Acquaintance).
This episode shows how to create opportunities to practice social skills with people whose faces are familiar. This episode shows students how a relationship can change from being a Red Stranger Circle to Orange Wave Circle. It also aims to reinforce that contact with a child is limited.
This episode shows how a relationship with a community helper does not move past red stranger status. It also shows how to create opportunities to practice social skills with people who are community helpers and practice keeping strangers at a distance.
In this review section, the various circles are explained in brief summary form. As this vignette is short and succinct, it can be played at regular intervals for a quick recap. Alternatively, this vignette can be reintroduced anytime you want your students to brush up and reflect on their world ...