Uses and Care for Clothes Home Economics Primary 3 Second Term Lesson Notes Week 6

Subject: Home Economics
Class: Primary 3
Term: Second Term
Week: Week 6
Topic: Uses of Clothes and Care for Clothes
Duration: 45 minutes

Entry Behaviour: Students should be able to name different types of clothing items and understand basic hygiene practices.

Key Words: Clothes, uses, care, washing, drying, folding, mending.

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

  1. Identify different uses of clothes.
  2. Explain methods for caring for clothes.
  3. Demonstrate basic skills for washing, drying, and folding clothes.

Embedded Core Skills: Observation, communication, hygiene practices.

Learning Materials:

  • Pictures showing different types of clothes and care methods.
  • Examples of soap, clothesline, sewing kit.
  • Reference books: Lagos State Scheme of Work, Computer Studies Textbook Book 3.

Content:

Uses of Clothes:

  1. Protection: Clothes protect our bodies from sun, rain, and cold weather. ūüĆěūüĆßÔłŹ‚ĚĄÔłŹ
    • Example: A raincoat protects us from getting wet when it rains.
  2. Fashion: Clothes help us express our style and personality. ūüĎóūüĎĖūüĎē
    • Example: Wearing a colorful dress makes us feel happy and confident.
  3. Identification: Clothes can show what group or team we belong to. ūüŹÄūüé∂
    • Example: Team uniforms help us recognize which team players belong to.
  4. Comfort: Soft and cozy clothes make us feel comfortable and relaxed. ūüėĆ
    • Example: Wearing pajamas helps us sleep better at night.

Care for Clothes:

  1. Washing: We wash clothes with soap and water to keep them clean. ūüßľūüíß
    • Example: Mom washes our school uniform every week to keep it fresh.
  2. Drying: After washing, we hang clothes outside or use a dryer to dry them. ‚ėÄÔłŹūüƨԳŹ
    • Example: We hang wet clothes on a clothesline to dry in the sun.
  3. Folding: We fold clothes neatly and put them away in drawers or closets. ūüď¶
    • Example: Dad folds his shirts and puts them in his drawer.
  4. Mending: If clothes get torn or damaged, we sew them to fix them. ūüßĶ
    • Example: Grandma sews a patch on my jeans when they get a hole.

Students Centred Discussion :

  1. Why do we wear clothes?
    • We wear clothes to protect our bodies, express our style, and feel comfortable.
  2. How do clothes protect us?
    • Clothes protect us from sun, rain, cold weather, and injuries.
  3. What is the purpose of washing clothes?
    • Washing clothes helps keep them clean and free from dirt and germs.
  4. Why is it important to dry clothes after washing?
    • Drying clothes after washing helps remove moisture and prevent them from smelling bad.
  5. How do we fold clothes?
    • We fold clothes neatly and put them away in drawers or closets to keep them organized.
  6. What should we do if clothes get torn?
    • If clothes get torn, we can sew them to fix them and make them usable again.
  7. How often should we wash our clothes?
    • We should wash our clothes regularly, especially after wearing them several times.
  8. Why is it important to care for our clothes?
    • Caring for our clothes helps them last longer and stay in good condition.
  9. What can we do to prevent clothes from shrinking?
    • We can prevent clothes from shrinking by washing them in cold water and avoiding high heat when drying.
  10. What are some ways to express our style through clothes?
    • We can express our style by choosing clothes with colors, patterns, and designs that we like.

Evaluation :

  1. What do clothes protect our bodies from?
    a) Sun, rain, and cold weather
    b) Toys, books, and games
    c) Food, drinks, and snacks
    d) Flowers, trees, and animals
  2. How do we express our style with clothes?
    a) By wearing colors, patterns, and designs we like
    b) By eating fruits and vegetables
    c) By playing with toys and games
    d) By studying books and learning
  3. Why do we wash clothes?
    a) To keep them clean and free from dirt and germs
    b) To make them smell bad
    c) To make them colorful and bright
    d) To make them big and fluffy
  4. What helps remove moisture from clothes after washing?
    a) Drying them in the sun or using a dryer
    b) Washing them in hot water
    c) Leaving them wet on the floor
    d) Putting them in the freezer
  5. How should we fold clothes?
    a) Neatly and put them away in drawers or closets
    b) Toss them on the floor
    c) Leave them crumpled in a corner
    d) Rip them into pieces
  6. What can we do if clothes get torn?
    a) Sew them to fix them
    b) Throw them away
    c) Eat them
    d) Hide them under the bed
  7. How often should we wash our clothes?
    a) Regularly, especially after wearing them several times
    b) Never
    c) Once a month
    d) Once a year
  8. Why is it important to care for our clothes?
    a) To help them last longer and stay in good condition
    b) To make them dirty and messy
    c) To make them shrink and fade
    d) To make them uncomfortable to wear
  9. What can we do to prevent clothes from shrinking?
    a) Wash them in cold water and avoid high heat when drying
    b) Wash them in hot water and dry them in the sun
    c) Leave them wet on the floor
    d) Put them in the freezer
  10. How can clothes express our personality?
    a) By choosing colors, patterns, and designs we like
    b) By eating fruits and vegetables
    c) By playing with toys and games
    d) By studying books and learning
  11. What do clothes protect us from?
    a) Sun, rain, and cold weather
    b) Toys, books, and games
    c) Food, drinks, and snacks
    d) Flowers, trees, and animals
  12. How do we express our style with clothes?
    a) By wearing colors, patterns, and designs we like
    b) By eating fruits and vegetables
    c) By playing with toys and games
    d) By studying books and learning
  13. Why do we wash clothes?
    a) To keep them clean and free from dirt and germs
    b) To make them smell bad
    c) To make them colorful and bright
    d) To make them big and fluffy
  14. What helps remove moisture from clothes after washing?
    a) Drying them in the sun or using a dryer
    b) Washing them in hot water
    c) Leaving them wet on the floor
    d) Putting them in the freezer
  15. How should we fold clothes?
    a) Neatly and put them away in drawers or closets
    b) Toss them on the floor
    c) Leave them crumpled in a corner
    d) Rip them into pieces

Presentation :

  1. Revision:
  2. Introduction of New Topic:
    • The teacher introduces the new topic by showing pictures of clothes and care activities like washing and folding.
    • The teacher explains that today‚Äôs lesson is about the different uses of clothes and how to take care of them.
  3. Teacher’s Activities:
    • The teacher explains the various uses of clothes, such as protection, fashion, and identification.
    • The teacher demonstrates methods for caring for clothes, including washing, drying, folding, and mending.
    • The teacher shows examples of clothes and care materials to the students.
  4. Learners Activities:
    • Students participate in discussions about the uses of clothes and share examples from their own experiences.
    • Students practice basic skills like folding clothes and hanging them on a clothesline.
    • Students observe how to mend a torn piece of clothing using a sewing kit.

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 caring for clothes.

Evaluation:

  1. Why do we wear clothes?
  2. What are three uses of clothes?
  3. How can we protect our clothes?
  4. Why is it important to wash clothes?
  5. How do we dry clothes after washing them?
  6. What should we do if clothes get torn?
  7. How should we fold clothes neatly?
  8. What materials do we need to mend clothes?
  9. How often should we wash our clothes?
  10. Why is it important to take care of our clothes?

Conclusion:

  • The teacher goes round to mark students‚Äô understanding and address any misconceptions.
  • The teacher emphasizes the importance of practicing good care habits to keep clothes clean and in good condition.
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