Health Name: ___________________ Per.______ Flour Sack Baby Project Required Project Points: • Carry your baby with you for 1 week: (Friday 2-19th to Fri. 2-26th) (1 day of absence will be excused; additional days must be made up) • Care for your baby away from school (parent or guardian verifies) • Original package sack turned in with no damage (rips or punctures) • Face of a new born baby and wrapped in a towel or baby blanket • Daily Journal • Summary (in class writing assignment) Timeline: • Sex of baby, birth weight, determined by coin flip: Friday Feb. 12th * Normal baby is a 10 lb. sack of flour * Identical or Fraternal Twins are two 5 lb. sack of flour * Premature baby is one 5 lb sack of flour • Bring flour sack/s and a towel or baby blanket to class by: Friday Feb. 19th • Flour sack wrapped for protection during class: Friday Feb. 19th • Carry your flour - flour sack baby for 1 week: Fri. 2-19 to Fri. 2-26 • Unwrap flour - flour sack, check for damage, Friday Feb. 26th turn in for donation to the Oregon Food Bank. • In class summary writing assignment Friday Feb. 26th • Daily journal and parent verification signature Friday Feb. 26th Optional: • Clothing, Arms, Legs, Head, Carrier Care Requirements: • Flour sack baby must be in sight at all times or baby-sat by someone reliable! • You must carry your baby the majority of the time. • Carry your flour sack baby by your side or in front of you! • Take your baby home every day – do not leave your baby in your locker ever! • Do not throw your baby in the air. • Do not verbally abuse your baby. • Premature babies must report to the doctor every day at lunchtime. Daily Journal: Keep a journal for 7 days reflecting on your experiences and feelings. Each day answer the following questions in complete sentences: Parent/Guardian Verification signature: A parent/guardian verification slip rates student’s parenting skills and ability to carry through with the project outside of class time! Flour Sack Baby Journal Prompts Please use complete sentences and legible handwriting in your journals. These are fun to read if you put quality time into them. Please answer questions thoroughly and provide examples. Write at least a paragraph each day. Friday: What did you do to prepare for your baby’s arrival? What experience have you had with infants that will help you with this project? Describe your feelings toward this project right now (at least one positive). Saturday: How have your plans for the weekend changed to meet the needs of your child? How does it feel to have this responsibility? Sunday: What are three challenges you’ve had to face this weekend with your baby? How is your family responding to you and your baby (pets/siblings/parents)? When you’re out in public, do people treat you differently? Monday: How has your school/homework schedule changed to meet the needs of your baby? How are you adjusting to the needs of your baby and your responsibilities as its guardian? Tuesday: How did it feel to see other students with their babies? Did you do anything to help out other “parents”? Did you receive any help? How do you think you are treating the responsibility compared to other students? Wednesday: How has your life changed with the responsibility of an infant? What do you want to accomplish in life before/if you have real child of your own? What steps are you taking towards those goals now? What might you be doing now that is getting in the way of those goals? Thursday: This is you last day/evening with your baby. How do you feel about giving it away tomorrow? How has your opinion of this project changed since the project began last Friday? Do you wish you had done anything differently? What do you think you have gained from this?