Category Archives: Circle of Friends

16th and final session of “Circle”

The school year is coming to a close and we had our final session of “Circle of Friends”.   The group came together for a final shaved ice party.  “D” was excited to have a party and asked about members that hadn’t arrived yet.  He wanted to make sure everyone was there.  He seemed really comfortable …

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15th Circle of Friends

This is a crazy time of year filled with extra meetings for children moving on to middle school and incoming early childhood children for the next  kindergarten class.  It doesn’t allow for  as  much preparation time.  So this session is a good contrast of what can go wrong when there isn’t time to think the …

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14th Circle of Friends

This is our 14th Friday of Circle of Friends.  The weather isn’t cooperating.  It turned out to be a day of drizzle so I managed to tape off a 4 square in the gym and grab a rubber ball before it was taken.  On wet days the students all try to fit under a covered …

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12th and 13th Circles

I didn’t get a chance to post last week although we did meet.  We have approximately a chance for 5 more meetings before the end of the year.  Adult meeting schedules are starting to interfere at this time of year.  Thankfully things are going so well that less planning and structure is needed. At the …

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11th Circle of Friends

Today was the eleventh meeting for the “Circle of Friends”.  “D” participated  in the session.  It was two weeks since the last session because of teacher grading day last Friday.  You may remember, the group  made a  video at the last meeting demonstrating how to jump rope.  “D” watched the video and decided he would …

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10th Circle of Friends

We met this time to video tape the directions on how to jump rope.  At the last meeting we had decided to teach “D” some playground activities so he would be comfortable joining classmates in games at recess.  At this time he played mainly alone on the swings and had shown some interest in Wall …

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9th Circle of Friends

We had to have a quick change of plans.  We originally planned to have another session of UNO with “D” included.  Unfortunately he wasn’t  feeling well this week and didn’t make it to school on Friday.  We still had the group of 6 students, and used it as a planning session. They said they enjoyed …

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8th Circle of Friends

Friday was our 8th gathering.  The students are all comfortable with the routine.  The passes were all handed out in the morning, including “D”s.  I saw “D” earlier in the morning and he told me he would be coming for lunch in my room and he was excited to play “Uno”.  It sounded a little …

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7th Circle of Friends

We met for our 7th Circle of Friends.  The plan was to make a video clip demonstrating how to play the card game “Uno”.   Although the adults knew what they wanted to accomplish, we had difficulties with the execution.  Earlier in the week our autism specialist warned us she wouldn’t be able to come …

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Circle of Friends, 6th session

This was a debriefing session from last week when “D” joined the group for the first time.  “D’” was not present. The group talked about what went well and what could be changed for the next time.  The friends were very positive about the experience.  They thought it went well and were happy he had …

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