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Curriculum

2015-2016 Religious Education Curricula      

Classes at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

 

Nursery
Our youngest among us are cared for in a safe, nurturing environment.

Preschool — Chalice Children
Our preschoolers learn experientially about their church and congregation; the program nurtures their spiritual growth, creativity and sense of community.

Kindergarten — A Discovering Year
Our kindergarteners learn to appreciate the worth of each person, to work and play cooperatively, to express feelings, to celebrate human diversity, and to feel a part of their UU community.

First Grade­­ — Treasure Hunting
Our first graders learn to treasure themselves, each other, their church and religion, their neighbors and their planet home and explore Unitarian Universalist principles.

First Grade ­­— OWL (Our Whole Lives)
An eight week mid winter curricula which supports parents in educating children about birth, babies, bodies and families.

Second Grade ­— Spirit of Adventure
Our adventurers will be exploring Unitarian Universalism through the themes of sports, medicine, food, holidays, science, building, exploring, and the web of life.

Third Grade  — Superheroes
Our third graders will learn about some of the strong people who acted with courage and wisdom from Biblical and Unitarian/Universalist traditions, and how they made the world a better place. They will also use their own positive ‘superpowers’.

Fourth Grade — A Chalice Celebration / Honoring Our Mother Earth
Our fourth graders explore their UU faith and identity and prepare for the chalice ceremony. After the ceremony in March, they’ll explore earth-centered traditions that celebrate the sacred circle of life.
                                                                                                                                     
Fifth Grade — Bibleodeon
Bibleodeon introduces Hebrew and Christian stories and engages fifth graders interactively, also exploring connections between biblical events and UU principles, between biblical ideas and their own lives.

Fifth Grade — OWL (Our Whole Lives)
An eight week mid-winter curriculum that discusses the emotional and physical changes of puberty, and examines topics such as values and sexuality, communication and decision making.

Sixth Grade — Justice Makers
Our sixth graders will be engaged in the cause of justice. They’ll work on making the world right, in a mix of purpose and fun, of explanation and action, of self and other, of the spiritual and the practical.

Seventh and Eighth Grade — Neighboring Faiths
An exploration of different faith traditions, both in the classroom and on field trips, as well as opportunities to reflect on their own faith

Eighth Grade — OWL (Our Whole Lives) (meets Sunday Evenings)
A comprehensive approach to human sexuality, with the values of respect, responsibility, justice and inclusiveness. Available by option in addition to regular Sunday morning classes over the course of the year; includes parent orientation.

Ninth Grade — Coming of Age
A rite of passage year devoted to exploring Unitarian Universalist identity, theology, history and spirituality through discussion, drama, music, writing and art. This will be a time for participants to define their beliefs and put their faith into action.

Tenth-Twelfth Grade — Youth Group
Discussions, activities, projects and learning experiences selected by our young people with input from their advisors. Travel to regional youth conferences.