Yesterday we wrote about empathy and used the read aloud, Stand in My Shoes. Thinking of shoes gave us so many ideas to extend the lesson. Here is another read aloud, Those Shoes.
“The eyes are the windows of the soul”. People usually say this because they can see pain, anger, or some other emotion in somebody else’s eyes.
Discuss with students:
What about shoes? Do you think shoes could also be the window to someone’s soul? Can what you choose to put on your feet actually tell something about you or describe your personality? If you wear socks with slip-on sandals does that mean you are lazy? If your shoes are untied, does it mean you do not pay attention to what is going on around you? Below is an example of how what you wear on your feet can tell us something about you…..
Converse sneakers are usually worn by kids. Would you think this person is a kid at heart because they are wearing converse sneakers? Easy going? Funny?
Look at the images below. What do they tell you about the person wearing them?
- Take a picture of your shoes. Upload your photo to the Google Presentation page with your name on it. Your slide should have the photo of your shoes AND your writing piece telling, “What do your shoes tell about your personal character traits?”
- Download the Quiver App (Formally CoLAR) and have students design their sneaker to represent who they are. Students can view each others shows and watch the shoes come to life.