In my class, one of the big projects is the baby project. We send home little robots that have needs like a real baby and are based off of real babies. The kids take home these babies for just one night (They ARE middle schoolers after all) and care for them like a real infant.
Video below if you want to see.
Tomorrow, it starts in small group (only have so many of the things!). Each child will be a single parent for one night. I will get emails from parents who stayed up all night with them and parents who took them out for dinner JUST to make their kid deal with it in public. I do give them extra credit if they take a selfie of themselves with the baby in the public situation though.
It also means I'll be tired cause I'll get late night messages about the babies and the kids freaking out.
but it's worth it in the end.
Any of you do something like this?