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Preschool children must be three by September 1, we follow school district age guidelines.

This year, the religious exploration classrooms will be exploring the same themes that the adults will be exploring in the sanctuary during Sunday services and beyond. Given a monthly theme, our classrooms will be filled with games, stories, and hands-on activities which will engage the mind and help each child walk their own path of discovery around our worship themes of Vision, Sanctuary, Memory, Mystery, Possibility, Trust, Journey, Wholeness, Curiosity, and Beauty.

Throughout the year, we weave profound justice making into each Sunday in our elementary spaces. With the goal of increasing awareness, having the ability to respond to events within our community and beyond, and creating on-going partnerships between our congregation’s families and the plate partner organizations, we strive to create collaborative projects that will benefit the organizations and build future justice makers for our global community.

If you would like to explore some of the sources of our stories, games and activities, please visit the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Tapestry of Faith children’s curricula here.

Dedicated volunteers from the congregation team-teach, or guide, the class in their yearlong exploration.  All parents/guardians/adult family members are strongly encouraged to assist the teachers when you see that more adults may be needed.

Parents, please remember to sign your children up at the KidCheck kiosk and to pick up your children from class promptly at the end of the service and stay to help clean up, if needed.  Our volunteer guides also enjoy being able to join the congregation for coffee and conversation. For more information on registering your child, please click here.

 

Our Whole Lives for 1st – 5th Grades

As part of our mission to provide age-appropriate, honest, and accurate information about sexuality, we are thrilled to offer the much acclaimed Our Whole Lives human sexuality curricula here at the Boise UU Fellowship. For the elementary grades, we will alternate every other year between the 1st-2nd grade curriculum and the 4th-5th grade curriculum.

During the 2018-19 program year we will be offering the Our Whole Lives for 4th and 5th grade program for the second time here in Boise! This is an 8-session program for learning about and discussing the physical and emotional changes of puberty. Participants will read It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie H. Harris, and examine topics such as values and sexuality, communication and decision making. Each session includes a HomeLink – a homework activity for parents and children to complete together. This program will be facilitated by congregation members who will be trained and certified for this particular class.

More information about all of the Our Whole Lives program can be found here.