All About
Impressions
Expected or Unexpected
Types of Friends
Friend or DNEIRF?
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List 3 characteristics of a good friend.

Kind, thoughtful, patient, trustworthy, friendly, optimistic, caring, etc.

100

What does it mean to make a good impression?

To make someone have good thoughts and feelings about you

100

What does it mean to do something expected?

To act in ways that other people can predict. These behaviors make others feel comfortable, safe, and at ease.

100

What are the 4 levels of a growing friendship?

Acquaintance, friend, good friend, best friend
100

Albert has been your friend for many years. He makes you laugh and loves to hang out. Recently you overheard Albert saying mean things about you to a classmate.

DNEIRF

200

What are some other names for a friend?

Pal, buddy, bestie, BFF

200

What does it mean to give a bad impression?

To make others have negative, bad, or weird thoughts about you.

200

What does it mean to do something unexpected.

To act in ways that are unpredictable or strange.

200

What does a bully do?

A bully makes fun of others for being different. They might say or do mean things to make others feel bad about themselves. 

You do not like being around these people because they are not nice to you.

200

You have a new friend named Rebecca! She is fun to be around and has helped you through a few tough situations. Rebecca has recently been very quiet and seems sad in school.

FRIEND

300

What is the opposite of a friend?

A bully or an enemy

300

What does it mean to make a neutral impression.

People do not feel good or bad about you.

300

How do people feel when you are unexpected? How do people feel when you are expected?

Unexpected: Unsafe, strange, weird, upset, angry, irritated

Expected: safe, comfortable, normal, happy, calm

300

What is a DNEIRF?

A DNEIRF is someone who you might think is a friend. You know them and like them. You might think that you can trust them, but they do things that break your trust. They might talk behind your back and manipulate situations.

300

Jesse is your friend from Boy Scouts. He does not go to Parkview, but you often hang out with him on the weekends. He loves to talk to you about what is going on at his school, but sometimes forgets to ask what is going on at your school.

FRIEND

400

Why are friends important?

Friends give you someone to sharing your thoughts and ideas with. They help you when you are feeling sad or upset, they make you feel comfortable and safe, and they can be fun to play or hang out with. All of these things make us feel great!

400

Can first impressions change? Is it hard to change them?

Yes, they can change, BUT they are hard to change.

400

What are some expected friend behaviors?

Making you laugh, helping you when you need help, making you feel better when you are sad, listening, saying kind things to you

400

What is another word for a DNEIRF?

A frenemy

400
Your friend George is always talking about what he wants to talk about. He never asks you about your interests or your thoughts.

DNEIRF

500

What is a friend?

Some that you like, know, and trust, AND they feel the same.

500

What is a first impression?

A first impression is a feeling that we get about someone the first time that we meet them. Impressions can be good, bad, or neutral.

500

What are some unexpected friend behaviors?

Being bossy, ignoring you, saying unkind things, not listening to you, hitting, kicking, pushing you, making you feel bad a lot

500

How can you identify a DNEIRF?

Ask yourself 3 questions:

1. Does this person talk to me in many situations?

2. Does this person respect my feelings? 

3. Does this person respect me?

If the answer is NO to 2/3 questions, they are a DNEIRF

500

You love to hang out with your friend Sarah outside of school. She comes over every day to play on your trampoline. At school she doesn't talk to you and has other friends.

DNEIRF

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