5th Grade Our Whole Lives

2018 5th & 6th Grade Schedule

Our Whole Lives:OWl-graphic-1

A Sexuality Education Curriculum for 5th-6th Grades

Spring 2018
Parent Information
March-May 2018

This curriculum covers a broad range of topics – health and safety, love and family, puberty and growing up, sex and gender, communication and decision making – in an age-appropriate manner.  Each unit of Our Whole Lives has Homelink activities that help parents and children talk together about sexuality.  This is a crucial part of the philosophy of the program as a whole which recognizes parents as the primary sexuality educators of their children.  The course uses the book It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris, available at our bookstall and at the UUA Bookstore.

Because of the nature of this program and the importance of the topic, we ask that you make a commitment to have your child attend as regularly as possible. It can also be helpful for your child to have made connections with peers in this class prior to the first session. Please consider attending regularly before OWL begins this March.

The class will be held during the months of March, April, and May during the 9 & 11am services.


Parent Meeting: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

March 4 | Session 1 | Sexuality and Values

Helps participants clarify, support, and communicate their values about sexuality.  Homelink 1

March 11 | Session 2 | Images in Popular Culture

Helps participants become informed about and aware of how the media portray sexuality.  Homelink 2

March 18: No Classes 

March 25 | Session 3 |Body Image

Helps participants explore the concept of body image, understand the diverse experiences that people have with their body and its abilities, and consider ways to keep their own body healthy.  Homelink 3

April 1: No Classes; Easter Intergenerational Worship

April 8 | Session 4 |Changes in Puberty

Helps participants understand the physical and emotional changes of puberty. Homelink 4.1 & Homelink 4.2

April 15 | Session 5 | Gender

Helps participants examine the messages they receive about gender. They learn what it means to have a gender identity and about some of the many variations in gender identity. Homelink 5.1 & Homelink 5.2

April 22 | Session 6 |Feelings and Attractions

Helps participants understand the concept of being romantically attracted to someone else, whether of a different gender or of the same gender. Participants learn some of the terms commonly used to talk about sexual orientation and think about what people may so in a variety of scenarios related to attraction. Homelink 6.1 & Homelink 6.2

April 29 | Session 7 | Reproduction and Staying Healthy

Covers conception, pregnancy, contraception, sexually transmitted infections, and other possible consequences of sexual activity. Homelink 7.1 & Homelink 7.2

May 6 | Session 8 | Decisions and Actions

Educates participants about a range of sexual activity, including masturbation and sexually explicit media. Participants have an opportunity to think about when they would and would not want to engage in certain behaviors. Homelink 8

May 13 | Session 9 | Consent and Peer Pressure

Helps participants learn how to communicate about consent, to examine situations in which consent is violated, and to identify people in their lives who can offer help. Homelink 9

May 20 | Session 10 |Healthy Relationships and Celebration!

Helps participants understand the components of a healthy relationship. This workshop includes a celebration for the conclusion of the program. Homelink 10

May 27 No Class- Memorial Day Weekend
June 3 No Classes: RE Sunday