6th Grade Our Whole Lives

2017 6th Grade Schedule

Our Whole Lives:OWl-graphic-1

A Sexuality Education Curriculum for 5th-6th Grades

Spring 2018
Parent Information
February- 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. 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.
Download: Parent permission form and information packet

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

March 4: Introductions

March 11 Sexuality and Values Homelink 1
Helps participants clarify, support, and communicate their values about sexuality.

March 18: Family relationships Homelink 2
Helps participants explore the concepts of family and intimacy in relation to family and friends.   

March 25: Puberty: Physical and Emotional Changes       Homelink 3
Helps participants understand the physical and emotional changes of puberty.

April 1: No Classes; Easter Intergenerational Worship

April 8: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation          Homelink 4
Expands participants’ understanding of gender identity and sexual orientation and promotes advocacy skills to combat social injustice.  

April 15: Question Box
This session will cover topics that might have been missed in previous sessions and focus on answering question box questions. 

April 22: Lovemaking and Reproduction       Homelink 5
Expands participants’ understanding of lovemaking, reproduction, and how families change when new siblings arrive.

April 29: Health and Safety    OWL Homelink 6
Provides participants with accurate and age-appropriate information about sexually transmitted diseases and skills for protecting themselves from sexual abuse.  

May 6: Question Box
This session will cover topics that might have been missed in previous sessions and focus on answering question box questions. 

May 13: Communication       Homelink 7
Helps participants become more comfortable using accurate sexual terminology and develop effective communication skills.

May 20: Decision Making    Homelink 8
Raises participants’ awareness of the messages they receive from family, peers, faith communities, and the media about sexuality and how these messages influence their decisions.     

May 27 No Class- Memorial Day Weekend

June 4 No Classes: RE Sunday