Ms. Marchesani

Ms Amanda & Ms Nicole
Welcome You To
PreK Room B-7

Our Clothing Study!!

Dear Preschool Families,                                               

The next study we will focus on is the Clothing Study! Children are always very interested in clothes. We will be talking about how clothes are made, how to put them on and take them off with snaps, buttons, zippers, etc. We will compare types of clothing and different fabrics, explore different cultures, clothing, and even design some of our own clothing! As we study clothes, we will learn concepts and skills in literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts, and technology. We’ll also use thinking skills to investigate, ask questions, solve problems, make predictions, and test our ideas.

We need your help to gather a collection of clothes to investigate!

We need clean clothes of all sizes, types, colors, and fabrics.  Here’s a list of suggestions, but you may also send in clothes that are not on this list. Please label the clothes with your name so we can return them to you at the end of the study. We promise to take good care of them!

Jackets                 T-shirts                          Shorts                   Mittens

Coats                    Turtlenecks                   Pajamas                Socks

Parkas                   Work shirts                   Bathrobes             Tights

Windbreakers        Dress shirts                  Neckties                Shoes

Raincoats              Blouses                         Bow ties                Boots

Ponchos                Flannel shirts                Bandanas              Sandals

Suit coats              Jeans                            Scarves                 Bathing suits

Blazers                  Trousers                        Belts                     Old-fashioned

Vests                      Pants                            Sashes                 Uniforms

Sweaters                Skirts                            Suspenders          Costumes

Sweatshirts            Dresses                        Gloves                  & more!


What you can do at home

Talk with your child about clothes. Examine the fabrics together and discuss how the clothes were made. Look at pictures from the past and note how the clothing differs from clothing today.

Start a small sewing project with your child. You can use a large plastic needle and yarn; make stitches on burlap or felt.

While you shop for clothes, help your child notice how clothes are organized in the store and offer a simple explanation of how you compare prices.

WOW! Experiences

Investigation 1: Visit from a dad or mom.  Visit from a family member with baby.

Investigation 2: Walking trip to Laundromat.

Investigation 3: Visit from someone who sews.

Investigation 4: Visit from someone who knits or crochets.

Investigation 5: Visit from a family member who works in a clothing store.

Investigation 6: Visit from someone who wears a uniform or costume

If you or a family member is interested in coming in for a WOW Experience, please let me know!

More WOW Experiences might come up, so be on the look-out in our Friday Letters!


Thank you so much for your support,

Ms Amana and Ms Nicole