Be kids worked hard last week.
Imagine being 12, 13, and 14, and being given the opportunity to focus in, moment by moment, on one's level of comfort and discomfort.
We spent a good part of last week's class doing just that, supporting one-another to take the time to really check in to figure how we feel.
We've begun also to practice skills that can help increase comfort when we're feeling anxious.
We did some simple, full-body stretches.
We realized that, even though we use it every day, most of us don't know what kind of toothpaste we use. You might wonder what that has to do with thoughtful sex education...ask a teen from be!
We continued our study of insects, birds, fish, and mammals, with card and word games. We're learning some very unusual and interesting facts. Our understanding of the wide variety of sexual and reproductive habits and processes is expanding.
We began focussing on our Ground Rules, which will continue as an important and on-going conversation.
Parents joined us, which felt warm and comfortable. Be students got to share what we've been up to. We finished with the fun hand-game that is the mark of the end of be class.
Great work, be.