What I Wear Is Part of Me

  • K

  • 1

  • 2

Objective: I can understand that the way we dress is part of being an individual.

What I Wear Is Part of Me

  • K

  • 1

  • 2

Objective: I can understand that the way we dress is part of being an individual.

Activity:

Activity #1:

Have children join together and start by telling them that we are going to discover about different and unique people and why they may wear different clothes than us.  

Tell kids that they are going to read a book, Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do, that reveals clues about what people dress like, their job will be to guess the job.  

The students will use the protocol Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down to share whether or not they know what job the clothes belong to.  

When the book is done, ask the students why people would need to dress differently for different jobs.  Have students use the Turn and Talk protocol to share their answers. Then, have students share their answers with the class using Raise a Hand

Activity #2

Remind students about how they learned why people dressed for jobs.  Have students brainstorm other ideas about why people dress differently, use the protocol Chalk Talk.  

Prepare three posters with images included in this lesson.  Have students visit three posters and draw or write why those kids may be dressed like this.  

Review the what was put on the posters.  Than read the story What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World.  Throughout the story, ask questions about why they are dressed that way. Have students share their ideas by using the protocol Somebody Who.

Activity #3:

Review the two books that were read in the last two lessons. Have students use the protocol Turn and Talk to share one idea about why kids dress differently.  

Then, have students think about their favorite outfit or what they love to dress in.  

Pass out journal pages for students to draw their favorite things to wear.  Have them complete the sentence, “I feel special when I dress in ____________________because ____________________.”  

Share students work using the Gallery Walk Protocol.     Take time with each students work to point out how they are all different and that is special.



 

Common Core Standards:

  • K.SL.1 ( Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. )

  • K.SL.2 ( Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood. )

  • K.SL.3 ( Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood. )

  • 1.SL.1 ( Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. )

  • 1.SL.1.b ( Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges. )

  • 1.SL.1.c ( Ask questions to clear up any confusion about the topics and texts under discussion. )

  • 2.SL.1 ( Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. )

  • 2.SL.1.b ( Build on others’ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others. )

  • 2.SL.1.c ( Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion. )