Ms. Garripoli


Ms. Lia & Ms. Danielle are so excited to have you in our class!

Class picture

Here is the snack week schedule for the rest of the year. If you have any questions or concerns, just send me an e-mail so we can work it all out!

Snack Week.docx

Our Clothing Study has begun!!

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 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

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. Lia and Ms. Danielle

Celebration: Family members visit for the celebration (details to follow)