Family and Consumer Science students learn about parenting


Mrs. Denita Jarratt and Mrs. Sarah Haynes’ Family and Consumer Sciences classes recently conducted the Egg Baby Project. The purpose of this activity was for the student’s to better understand what is involved in the day-to-day care of an infant.


To accomplish this, the students became the “parent” of an egg baby (or sometimes babies). For the set four-day period, it was their responsibility to see that their baby received the proper care and attention and that it remained healthy (unbroken) for the entire time. Their responsibilities included more than simply carrying around an egg! They decorated a hard-boiled egg, provided a baby carrier and kept a time schedule for their baby.

The goal was for the students to understand that parenting is an enormous responsibility.

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