TITLE: "Egg Baby" Parenting AUTHOR: Debilyn Janota, St. Mary Grade School; Stayton, OR GRADE LEVEL: 8th; Social Studies/Religion/Science OVERVIEW: The purpose of this project is to allow you to experience some of the responsibilities that are involved in the care of human "babies". The following guidelines are lad out in your success in this activity. OBJECTIVE(s): 1. The student will be able to express in writing feelings and conditions of being a parent. 2. The student will express the positive/negative experiences verbally. 3. Identify responsibilities that parents have in taking care and raising children. 4. Describe the process of preparation in planning and creating their "egg" human babies. RESOURCES/MATERIALS: Blown egg/eggs, imagination and creativity of design and money for babysitting if needed. ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES: 1. The project begins on Monday, at the beginning of Social Studies class and ends at the end of Social Studies class, on Friday, of that same week. Each day at the beginning of class there will be an "egg" check worth 10 points. Your "egg" must remain in good condition. (These checks are worth 50 points. Thus, you need to take this seriously!) 2. Remember these are your children. They are very young and can never be left unattended. If you must leave them during this activity for any reason, you must secure "egg" care fro them at the rate of 20 cents per hour. ("Egg sitters" - I would suggest payment in advance for any care!) 3. You will receive 10 points for your parent's signature on the bottom of this form. By signing this form, your parents are indicating that they have read it and are ready to assist you as "egg" grandparents. 4. On the last day of this project, class time will be given for a written evaluation of your experiences during this time. The title for this will be "Egg Baby -- What did I Learn from Caring for Mine?" This will be worth 10 pints of your total and needs to be stapled to the back of this form. 5. This form must be with your "egg" during each check and must be kept in a neat, clean, and unrumpled condition. This is worth 5 points of your total. 6. Please remember, Mrs. Janota is not an unreasonable person. (Well....at most times she is not unreasonable!) If you run into any difficulties or problems during the course of this project, please come and talk to her. Egg check # 1 3/15 ________ points (10 possible) Egg check # 2 3/16 ________ points (10 possible) Egg check # 3 3/17 ________ points (10 possible) Egg check # 4 3/18 ________ points (10 possible) Egg check # 5 3/19 ________ points (10 possible) Parent signature-- ________ points (10 possible) "Egg Baby - What..?" ________ points (10 possible) Condition - Handout ________ points (5 possible) Total ________ points (total possible) * I have read this handout and understand that my child needs to have his/her "egg" ready to begin life on Monday, March 15. (No raw or hard boiled eggs. Blow the egg out, PLEASE.) Parent Signature ____________________________________ NOTE: "Egg Babies" may be decorated or given whatever necessities you feel necessary to make your "baby" more real.
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