5th & 6th 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.

Note that while we have offered the Our Whole Lives program for 6th grade in years past, next year we will begin offering this program in 5th grade instead. This means that if your child is currently in 5th grade, they may not have the opportunity to wait until next year’s class.

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

Parental permission is required for this class.

Parent Meeting: Sunday, February 11th, 12:30pm

March 4: Introductions

March 11: Sexuality and Values

March 18: Images in Popular Culture

March 25: Body Image

April 1: No Classes; Easter Intergenerational Worship

April 8: Changes in Puberty

April 15: Gender

April 22: Feelings and Attractions

April 29: Reproduction and Staying Healthy

May 6: Decisions and Actions

May 13: Consent and Peer Pressure

May 20: Healthy Relationships and Celebration!

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