Northwood School Counseling
Caring Tree Collection
Classroom Lessons - December
We began the lesson by reading, "Stand in My Shoes" by Bob Sorenson. In this book we meet Emily, a young girl that is learning about empathy. She experiences different situations throughout her day in which she notices how someone is feeling and thinks about how she would feel in their shoes. Following the read aloud, we looked at two pairs of shoes and we learned about the experiences of those who wear these shoes. Thank you to Crozet School Counseling for the guidance for this lesson.
In this lesson, the students learned about:
Jill - a first grader who is being teased by those in her dance class for not being able to get all the dance moves correct.
Joey - a second grader who does not get picked for games outside at recess and plays alone instead.
After we discussed these two situations, the Kindergarten students viewed the empathy video linked below, while the first and second graders created an empathy comic strip. The students chose a variety of situations, both positive and negative, and decided on how each person was feeling and what they could do or say to help the other person.