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					                               Baby Eggbert
                             Instruction Sheet

     The objective of this activity is to help you better understand the
responsibilities involved in the day-to-day care for an “egg baby” for several
days. You must provide the proper care and attention for the egg baby. You
must also ensure the baby’s health and safety at all times.

      This is a fun project, but it has a serious purpose. By learning the
responsibilities of parenthood today, you may become a better-prepared and
informed parent in the future.



                                 Guidelines
1. You must give your baby care and attention. This is in part shown by what
you provide for your baby. The baby should have a face, a sturdy carrier or
basket, a blanket, and any other items that reflect the personality of the baby or
parent. You should show your child love and attention by treating it in a caring
fashion at all times.

2. You must keep your baby safe. This means that you cannot leave the baby in
a locker or unattended on a table where it could fall off. You should not let
other people care for it who are irresponsible. You will be held accountable for
letting an irresponsible person hurt you baby. If something happens to your
baby, you may be accused of child abuse.
3. You should plan on keeping the baby with you at all times. Your teachers
have all been notified of this project. The baby, in no way, should cause any
kind of disruption in your classes. Your teachers have also been asked to report
any type of abuse or neglect to me.

4. This activity will serve no purpose if you do not care for the baby. You are to
fill out the time schedule each day. List on it where the baby is each hour. If
you cannot have the baby with you for an important reason, you may get a
babysitter. You are allowed 2 hours of free babysitting. After using your free
babysitting, you must pay for a babysitter. The cost will be $.25 per hour. All
babysitters will fill out the babysitter form.

5. On the last day of the project you will be making a journal entry, describing
your experience. In it you are to write about any major events or activities you
participated in. You will also relate your feelings about caring for your egg
baby.


6. At the end of the project, you will turn in the following items:

         The egg baby (the teacher will check its’ health)
         The time schedule, one completed for each day of the project.
         The Journal Entry
         The babysitter form, completed by all babysitters.
                   TIME SCHEDULE INSTRUCTIONS

     You are to account for the whereabouts of your baby at all times. To do
  this, you are to fill in the Time Schedule each day. Indicate where your baby
  is at all times and what it is doing. You are to bring the baby with you to
  school each day. You are expected to provide almost all the care for it.


     While doing this project, you should set aside time to feed, diaper, bathe,
  and dress the baby. You should expect a newborn baby to wake up several
  times during the night to be fed and changed. Your time Schedule should
  reflect the times you did this for the baby.


     If necessary, you can have a babysitter at times. If you are not in direct
  contact with the baby, you must have a babysitter. After using your free
  hours, you must pay for all babysitting. Every babysitter must complete the
  babysitter form. If you do not have a signed babysitter form, it will be
  assumed the baby was left unattended.


     Below is an example of a completed Time Schedule. You will complete one
  of these for everyday of the project.


                             Time Schedule Example

 Time                          Day 1
3:00    Mrs. L’Ecuyer babysat while I was in gym
4:00    Rode bus home, he cried most of the way home
5:00    My mother took care of the baby at home while I went
        to my basketball game.
6:00
7:00
8:00
                             Time Schedule


Fill in the schedule below. Indicate where your baby is and what it is doing each
hour. If the baby is not with you, identify the babysitter.


Time             Day 1                     Day 2                    Day 3
12:00
AM
 1:00
 2:00
 3:00
 4:00
 5:00
 6:00
 7:00
 8:00
 9:00
10:00
11:00
12:00
PM
 1:00
 2:00
 3:00
 4:00
 5:00
 6:00
 7:00
 8:00
 9:00
10:00
11:00
                                 BABYSITTER FORM

   The purpose of this activity is to make teens more aware of the
responsibilities of taking care of a child. Caring for a child is a time-consuming
task. The teen should care for the baby most of the time. However, the teen can
acquire a babysitter if necessary. The teen is allowed two free hours of
babysitting. After using those two hours, the teen must pay a babysitter to care
for the baby.

  If you watch the baby at any time, you must complete the form below. You
cannot sign in the PAID section unless the teen actually pays you for the service.

   Thank you for your cooperation in this project. If you have any questions,
please contact the teacher conducting this project.

Teacher_____________________       Room___________       Phone___________

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               FREE BABYSITTING (Only 2 free hours are allowed)
    Date  Time Kept   No. of   Hrly Rate      Signature         Phone
                       Hrs.




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         PAID BABYSITTING (Only sign here if you are paid by the teen)
    Date    Time Kept   No. of     Hrly Rate       Signature         Phone
                         Hrs.
                               Journal Entry

   After completing the Baby Eggbert project you need to make a journal entry
describing your experience. Talk about any problems you may have
encountered. Share what you have most enjoyed about caring for the baby.
Identify any surprises or difficulties you might have had during the day.
Describe what your feelings are and what you have learned by doing this project.

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    BABY EGGBERT SCORE SHEET

      10 PTS TIME SCHEDULE

       10 PTS DAILY DIARY

5 PTS WHOLE EGG (-5 CRACKED/DEAD)

           59 – 65   A

           52 - 58   B

           46 – 51   C

           39 – 55   D

           38        F

				
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