Family Life Victoria’s 2nd Session in 1/2C


Posted by rylee26 | Posted in PE, You Can Do It / Social and Emotional | Posted on May 8, 2016

Friday, the 29th of April was the final session of Family Life Victoria for the 1/2 students. In 1/2C, we recapped family diversity and reviewed the body parts of males and females by playing a matching bingo game. Then Gair (our presenter) told us the story of how babies are born by showing us pictures of a foetus at various points of development as well as taking us through the process of being born using some excellent props. Students were amazed by how small we are when we start; Gair gave us each a small sugar crystal and said the cells we started as were smaller than that! Then, as we progressed through her photos, we learned that by the time a baby is ready to come out it is roughly the size of a proper AFL football, which Louis helpfully pointed out is the same size as an African Bullfrog. Gair finished by reading a great book again, this time titled, “There is a house inside my Mummy”, that outlined the changes a mother and a family go through in anticipation of a new baby. Everyone was engaged, asked lots of questions and hopefully went home with lots of ideas to share.

Here are some photos of Gair’s lesson:

Here are some photos of our reflection on the session with one thing that we learned, one thing that was fun and one thing that we liked:


Family Life in 1/2


Posted by rylee26 | Posted in PE, Uncategorized, You Can Do It / Social and Emotional | Posted on April 23, 2016

The 1/2s had their first Family Life Victoria sessions on Friday, the 15th of April. The presenters Glenys Borland and Gair Miller did a fantastic job of talking to the students about family diversity in an inclusive fashion, celebrating similarities and differences between people as well as teaching the students the correct terms for male and female body parts. The next and last session for the 1/2s is this coming Friday, the 29th of April.

Here are some quotes from 1/2C about our session with Gair:

  • “I learned that ovaries have eggs in them and I didn’t even know there were ovaries.”
  • “I liked the book she read.” (See below for a picture, it was a fantastic book about family diversity.)
  • “I liked doing the faces because it was fun drawing our families and looking at some of the pictures of our peers.”
  • “I already knew lots about this. I liked the game we played because it was fun and I liked the book.”
  • “I liked the word ovaries. I’ve never heard that word before and it sounds a bit interesting.”
  • “I liked the game Stand Up because I liked thinking about whether kids or parents have more fun.” (Gair said a series of statements such as, “Stand up if you share a room with a brother or sister…” and the students had to stand up if it applied to them. It was a great tool to acknowledge differences in families as well as the students’ own experiences.)
  • “I never knew that there was something called testicles. I also didn’t know that girls have ovaries. And also I still don’t why ladies where bras under their boobies.” (We discussed this afterwards, in the spirit of answering questions openly.)
  • “I learned how girls have that thing that starts with an o (ovaries).”
  • “I liked the bit where she showed the babies because it showed me it’s okay to be a boy or a girl.”
  • “I learned that I had testicles.”
  • “I liked that she told us about the female and the male with the egg and the sperm.”
  • “I liked how we played the game Stand Up and I also liked when we were doing (drawing) the family members and what your family is like.”
  • “I liked playing Stand Up so that we could share what we like.”
  • “I liked learning about families.”
  • “I liked the book.”

Some students also chose to respond to the session by drawing and writing. Here are some photos of their work:

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