Flour Babies Or Parenting and Family Learning Objectives • Devise strategies that will ensure the safety of your Flour Baby. • Incorporate parental responsibility into your daily lives. • Write a report giving examples about your experiences during the week. When do I turn in my Flour Baby? • Eight days from the day you started. • Thursday to Thursday, Monday to Monday, and so on. What do I turn in on the last day of the project? • Your baby’s Birth Certificate • Your Flour Baby • Your 400 word essay entitled, “My Week as a Parent” • Your Baby Sitting Log How do I get my grade? • This project is worth 100 points. • Babies not dressed up receive 65 pts. • You need to turn in the four previously mentioned items to receive credit. • Pass that, the more creative you are, the better your grade will be. What if my baby has a birth defect? • On the day your Flour Baby is born, you will draw from the black box. • If your baby is born with a birth defect Coach Mack will write the name of it on your birth certificate. • Part of your 400 word report will be about living with your baby’s birth defect. How can I dress my Flour Baby up? • You can use strollers and halters • Doll parts • Hair • Baby clothes • Nothing inappropriate • Be creative Who is eligible for the Beauty Contest? • Only those who bring their Flour Babies on the first day. • You need to show me your baby’s Birth Certificate on that day to prove that your are eligible. How is the Beauty Contest conducted? • Anyone eligible can enter the Beauty Contest. • Coach Mack will choose the top five based on creativity and accessories. • Twenty-five extra credit points will be awarded to the winners. Can I keep the clothes on my Flour Baby? • You are responsible to take every- thing you want from your Flour Baby on the day you turn him or her in. • Everything else will be thrown away. Who takes care of my Flour Baby? • You are totally responsible for taking care of your Flour Baby at all times. • You can have someone baby-sit your baby but you are still responsible. • If you use a baby-sitters, keep a Baby-Sitting Log. Do Not . . . • Assassinate another flour baby. If it can be substantiated by other students, you will fail the assignment. • Put anything on your flower baby except for clothing (ie no plastic bags, or aluminum foil, etc). Do I have to bring my Flour Baby to school? • Yes! • Your parents have already had their kids and now they want to be free! • Your children are YOUR responsibility and you need to take care of him or her ALL of the time. What if someone assassinates my baby? • You are totally responsible for the welfare of your Flour Baby. • If you baby dies in the care of your baby-sitter, you are still responsible. • Choose your baby-sitter carefully! What do I do with my Flour Baby during PE? • Talk to your PE teacher before the assignment starts and ask for help. • Ask if he or she would keep your Flour Baby in the PE office during the period. Thank them every day. • Include this in your Baby-Sitting Log. Can I put my Flour Baby in my locker at school? • No! • Putting children in lockers is child abuse. • Child Protective Services will come and take your Flour Baby away and you will fail the assignment. What if I have to go to the bathroom? • You need to take your baby with you. • Leaving your baby alone is child abandonment, and Child Protective Services will come & take your baby. • By the way, you had better take your baby to the pencil sharpener also. What if my baby has to go to the bathroom? • Don’t whine! • Change him. • Change her. How do I know if my baby is dead or alive? • If an accident happens, take your Flour Baby to Coach Mack. • He will decide if your baby merely has a boo boo, or if he or she is dead. • Void where prohibited. • Valid only in participating schools. What if my baby dies? • Don’t make excuses. • You will write a 800 word report on how it happened, and what you learned from the Flour Baby exercise. • If you successfully complete the report, you will receive 65 points. Is there homework? • Yes! • Ask for the details on the day that your Flour Baby is born.
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