Lesson 1 (from Day 1 and Day 2)
The story opens with the protagonist shopping for place mats. Jack is a stay at home father who takes cares of his children while his wife is at work. He loves his family but at times feels regret for being out of work. Eric, Nicole, and Amanda can be difficult, and Julia tends to work long hours. The objective of this lesson is to explore Jack's feelings about being a stay at home father.
1) Class Discussion: Discuss with the class how Jack feels about being a stay at home father. Does he enjoy the job? Why or why not? What tasks does he find most difficult when taking care of his children on a daily basis? How does he handle these tasks and other tough situations pertaining to his children?
2) Group Activity: Divide the class into groups of three or four. Discuss Jack's feelings pertaining...
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