Cleaning and Arranging the Bedroom Home Economics Primary 3 Second Term Lesson Notes Week 9

Subject: Home Economics
Class: Primary 3
Term: Second Term
Week: Week 9
Topic: Cleaning and Arranging the Bedroom
Duration: 45 minutes

Entry Behaviour: Students should be able to identify basic cleaning tools and understand the importance of keeping the bedroom clean.

Key Words: Cleaning, bedroom, arranging, furniture, neatness.

Behavioural Objectives: By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the process for cleaning the bedroom.
  2. Explain ways of arranging furniture in the bedroom.
  3. Demonstrate basic skills for cleaning and arranging the bedroom.

Embedded Core Skills: Observation, communication, organization.

Learning Materials:

  • Pictures showing cleaning materials and bedroom arrangements.
  • Examples of cleaning tools and furniture.
  • Reference books: Lagos State Scheme of Work, Computer Studies Textbook Book 3.

Content:

Process for Cleaning the Bedroom:

  1. Make the Bed: Straighten the sheets, fluff the pillows, and smooth out the comforter. ūüõŹÔłŹ
    • Example: Arrange the pillows neatly and tuck in the sheets.
  2. Pick Up Clutter: Put away toys, books, and other items in their proper places. ūüßł
    • Example: Place toys in a toy box and books on a shelf.
  3. Dust Surfaces: Use a cloth or duster to remove dust from furniture, shelves, and other surfaces. ūüßĹ
    • Example: Wipe down the bedside table and dresser.
  4. Vacuum or Sweep the Floor: Use a vacuum cleaner or broom to clean the floor, including under the bed and in corners. ūüßĻ
    • Example: Sweep away dust and crumbs from the floor.
  5. Organize Clothes: Fold clean clothes and put them away in drawers or hang them in the closet. ūüĎö
    • Example: Hang shirts and dresses in the closet and fold pants in drawers.

Ways of Arranging Furniture in the Bedroom:

  1. Bed Placement: Place the bed against a wall for better space utilization. ūüõĆ
    • Example: Position the bed so that there is space to walk around it.
  2. Furniture Grouping: Arrange furniture like nightstands and dressers near the bed for easy access. ūü™Ď
    • Example: Place a nightstand next to the bed for placing items like lamps and books.
  3. Maximize Storage: Use furniture with built-in storage, like a bed with drawers underneath, to save space. ūüóĄÔłŹ
    • Example: Use a storage ottoman at the foot of the bed for storing extra blankets or pillows.
  4. Create Zones: Designate specific areas for different activities, such as a reading nook with a cozy chair and lamp. ūüďö
    • Example: Set up a small desk area for doing homework or crafts.
  5. Keep Pathways Clear: Arrange furniture to leave clear pathways for easy movement around the room. ūüö∂‚Äć‚ôāÔłŹ
    • Example: Avoid placing furniture in front of doors or blocking windows.

Discussion :

  1. Why do we need to clean our bedroom?
    • We need to clean our bedroom to keep it neat and tidy.
  2. What is the first step in cleaning the bedroom?
    • The first step is to make the bed by straightening the sheets and pillows.
  3. How do we pick up clutter in the bedroom?
    • We put away toys, books, and other items in their proper places.
  4. Why is it important to dust surfaces in the bedroom?
    • Dusting removes dirt and keeps furniture clean.
  5. What do we use to clean the floor in the bedroom?
    • We use a vacuum cleaner or broom to sweep away dust and dirt.
  6. How do we organize clothes in the bedroom?
    • We fold clean clothes and put them away in drawers or hang them in the closet.
  7. What is the purpose of arranging furniture in the bedroom?
    • Arranging furniture makes the room look nice and helps us use space wisely.
  8. Where should we place the bed in the bedroom?
    • We should place the bed against a wall for better space utilization.
  9. What furniture should be near the bed?
    • Nightstands and dressers should be near the bed for easy access.
  10. How do we keep pathways clear in the bedroom?
    • We arrange furniture to leave clear pathways for easy movement around the room.

Evaluation :

  1. What is the first step in cleaning the bedroom? a) Making the bed b) Vacuuming the floor c) Organizing clothes d) Dusting surfaces
  2. How do we pick up clutter in the bedroom? a) Put it away b) Leave it on the floor c) Play with it d) Ignore it
  3. What do we use to remove dust from furniture? a) Cloth or duster b) Vacuum cleaner c) Broom d) Hammer
  4. How do we clean the floor in the bedroom? a) Sweep it b) Wipe it c) Jump on it d) Sing to it
  5. Where do we put clean clothes in the bedroom? a) In drawers or closet b) On the floor c) Under the bed d) In the kitchen
  6. What is the purpose of arranging furniture in the bedroom? a) Make it look nice b) Make it messy c) Hide things d) Dance on it
  7. Where should we place the bed in the bedroom? a) Against a wall b) In the middle of the room c) In front of the door d) In the closet
  8. What furniture should be near the bed? a) Nightstands and dressers b) Chairs and tables c) Toys and books d) Shoes and socks
  9. How do we keep pathways clear in the bedroom? a) Arrange furniture wisely b) Fill it with toys c) Put clothes everywhere d) Block it with furniture
  10. What tool do we use to sweep the floor? a) Broom b) Vacuum cleaner c) Cloth d) Hammer
  11. How do we organize clothes in the bedroom? a) Fold and put them away b) Leave them on the floor c) Throw them out the window d) Wear them all at once
  12. Why do we dust surfaces in the bedroom? a) To remove dirt b) To make it dirty c) To hide things d) To make it messy
  13. What should we do with clutter in the bedroom? a) Put it away b) Leave it out c) Step on it d) Hide it
  14. What is the purpose of arranging furniture? a) Make the room look nice b) Make it messy c) Hide things d) Dance on it
  15. Where do we put dirty clothes in the bedroom? a) In a laundry basket b) On the floor c) In the closet d) Under the bed

Presentation :

  1. Revision:
  2. Introduction of New Topic:
    • The teacher introduces the new topic by explaining that today‚Äôs lesson will focus on the process for cleaning the bedroom and ways of arranging furniture.
  3. Teacher’s Activities:
    • The teacher explains the process for cleaning the bedroom, including making the bed, picking up clutter, dusting surfaces, and organizing clothes.
    • The teacher demonstrates practical steps for cleaning and arranging the bedroom using visual aids and examples.
  4. Learners Activities:
    • Students participate in discussions about the importance of keeping the bedroom clean and neat.
    • Students practice cleaning and arranging the bedroom by role-playing different tasks.

Assessment:

  • The teacher assesses students‚Äô understanding by asking questions during the lesson.
  • The teacher observes students‚Äô participation and engagement.
  • The teacher evaluates students‚Äô ability to demonstrate basic skills for cleaning and arranging the bedroom.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What is the first step in cleaning the bedroom?
  2. How do we pick up clutter in the bedroom?
  3. Why is it important to dust surfaces in the bedroom?
  4. What do we use to clean the floor in the bedroom?
  5. Where do we put clean clothes in the bedroom?
  6. What is the purpose of arranging furniture in the bedroom?
  7. Where should we place the bed in the bedroom?
  8. What furniture should be near the bed?
  9. How do we keep pathways clear in the bedroom?
  10. What tool do we use to sweep the floor?

Conclusion:

  • The teacher goes round to mark students‚Äô understanding and address any misconceptions.
  • The teacher emphasizes the importance of practicing good hygiene habits and keeping the bedroom clean and organized for health and comfort.
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