Now one might argue that being in a low income school, this may not be the best thing to teach. I think everyone got it though and it was a meaningful experience. The students still ask me about it and these pictures hang in our room as a reminder of our day. We kept our shoes off for as long as we could and in order to be safe, put them back on to go to the bathroom and to lunch.
We began doing this day without shoes because the Tom's shoe company was sponsoring this all around the country. We thought it was a great way to raise awareness as they do by donating shoes each time someone buys theirs. That is why you see a Tom's flag in the photos! We did a little photo manipulation in this last photo. The kids love how it looks blown up. The app is on my iPad and is great for this. It is called Moku Honga HD The Art of Japanese Wood-Block Printing.