On Topic/Off Topic
Big Deal/Little Deal
Comfortable/Uncomfortable Thoughts
Expected/Unexpected
How Do They Feel?
100

Your classmates are talking about sports at recess and you join in and ask them if they have ever played soccer before? 

What is on topic?

100

You miss a word on the spelling test.

What is little deal?

100

A student walks into their classroom quietly and looks around to see what the class is doing.

What is comfortable thoughts?

100

You are learning a new math skill and find it challenging. You say that it is dumb and throw your work in the trash. 

What is unexpected?

100

A person is nodding their head and showing eye contact to the person speaking. 

on task and ready to learn

200

Your teacher is talking with you about a math assignment. You talk about your favorite Pokemon.

What is off topic?

200

A peer says they want to work with someone else.

What is a little deal?

200

Two students are having a conversation about their favorite foods. One student shares that their favorite is spaghetti. The other student replies, "Duhhhhhhh mac'n'cheese."

What are uncomfortable thoughts?
200

You are working on a math worksheet with an adult. You are feeling frustrated and ask to go to take a little break.

What is expected?

200

Someone is crying.

What is sad?

300

In a social skills group, your teacher is talking about strategies. You mention that you like taking walks.

What is on topic?

300

Your teachers tell the class recess expectations and say no twisting on the swings. You get upset and start throwing a temper tantrum.

What is a little deal?

300

Two students are discussing their favorite game. The students take turns talking and are genuinely interested in the other students thoughts.

What are comfortable thoughts?

300

A kid's body feels like it needs to move to concentrate. They ask for a break.

What is expected?

300

A person has their eyebrows scrunched and is raising their hand.

What is confused?

400

You are taking a break with an adult and they are talking about sewing. You begin talking about Temmie the Cat.

What is off topic?

400

Kids were fighting on the playground.

What is a big deal?

400

Your teacher asks you a question in class and you try your best to answer, but get the question wrong. She can tell you are paying attention to what she is talking about.

What are comfortable thoughts?

400

You are arguing with another student about rules in a game and start saying they are cheating and you hate them.

What is unexpected?

400

A person is sitting on the floor with their head facing down and screaming "I don't want to!"

What is enraged/angry?

500

Your peers are working on a math game. You start talking to them about Under Tales.

What is off topic?

500

The principal talks with a student because they have said something that upsets other students.

What is a big deal?

500

A student tells his teacher that he really likes learning from her and that she is a great teacher.

What are comfortable thoughts?

500

You earn extra recess and then start complaining when it is time to go in.

What is unexpected?

500

A person jumps up from their chair and exclaims, "Yes!"

What is excited?

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