We read the book Arthur's Eyes by Marc Brown. We discussed the way Arthur felt when his classmates made fun of his new glasses. We also discussed Arthur's poor choices as he attempted to solve his problem and possible alternative choices he could have made. Our students always impress me with the great ideas that they generate.
Using pipe cleaners, we created our own Arthur glasses modeled above. We pretended that when we put these glasses on we were able to "see" exactly how others feel prompting us to treat everyone with kindness and respect. We briefly discussed disabilities and how even though someone might look different than us or have different needs such as glasses, hearing aids, wheelchairs etc, we all experience the same feelings.