Students Participate in Awareness Program Called Walk in My Shoes

December 05, 2018

On December 3 and 4, the Floris PTA offered students in grades 3-5 an opportunity to take part in an awareness program called Walk in My Shoes. The purpose of the program was to give students a broader understanding of the daily situations faced by some of their friends with developmental challenges. The program fosters empathy for others and gets students thinking about how they might be able to help when they see a friend experiencing difficulties. Students participated in activities that challenged fine motor, sensory integration, attention, vision, communication, reading, visual motor integration, and other skills. Our students were incredibly engaged and walked away from the experience with a better understanding of some of the challenges their peers might face on a daily basis and how they can be helpful and understanding friends.