Our Whole Lives
What is Our Whole Lives (OWL)?
This curriculum, with trained facilitators, teaches children and adults confidence when making decisions about their bodies, how to stay safe in the world, answers questions about development, and involves parents and families in discussions about values. It goes beyond sex ed into self ed. Here’s a brochure with more information.
This curriculum, with trained facilitators, teaches children confidence when making decisions about their bodies, answers questions about development, and involves parents and families in discussions about values.
- Kindergarten through 1st Grade: Will be offered this fall at First Unitarian on Sundays starting Sunday, September 25th. This program requires parent permission from all custodial parents and mandatory attendance to a parent meeting.The regular sessions will last one hour, from 11:30am to 12:30pm. Kids will be given a hearty snack to tide them over. At this level, they learn how to say “no,” how to respect ourselves as well as others, our anatomy, where children come from, etc. It also comes with take home sheets so you, as the primary sex educator for your child, can get more comfortable having discussions about these issues as well as your family’s values around these issues. It empowers you, the parent, in these discussions. Special sessions are listed below:
Sunday, Sept. 25 12:30-2:00 Mandatory Parents only Meeting Sunday, Oct. 9 12:30-3:00 Mandatory Parent/Child Opening Orientation Sunday, Nov. 27 No OWL for Thanksgiving Sunday, Dec. 11 11:30-12:30 OWL Mandatory Parent/Child Closing Celebration
- 5th & 6th Grades: Will be offered this spring at First Unitarian on Sundays. Requires parent permission and mandatory attendance to a parent meeting.
- 7th-9th Grades: Will start this fall. We will have a mandatory parent meeting during YRUU on Wednesday, September 28 at 7PM at First Unitarian. At that time we will also be discussing when and where to hold the meetings.
- Young Adult/Adult OWL: We would like to offer this class (probably spring, 2017) but would like to know which one has more demand. Young adult OWL is for those who are primarily still single. Adult OWL is for those who are older or partnered. Please let your DRE know which one you are interested in. They are both around 14 sessions.
For more information, contact our Director of Religious Education.