Elementary School · Round Rock ISD

Round Rock ISD 2016-2017 Elementary Maturation Instruction

Round Rock ISD communicates the Elementary School Maturation Instruction in the Elementary Handbook, Elementary Handbook.  Here is an excerpt from the 2016-2017 Elementary Handbook:

Maturation Instruction

All maturation curriculum and instructional resources are available at the campus and videos can be watched online. The maturation lesson is presented with the “opt out” opportunity so that parents can make a decision for their son/daughter.

4th Grade
In addition to learning age-specific health information on a variety of health topics, students in Grade 4 learn how their behaviors affect their body systems. Students are taught the consequences of unsafe behaviors, and how to protect themselves from harm. Students also learn the value and use of social skills in dealing with peer pressure, communicating effectively, and assisting in forming healthy social relationships. Maturation lessons will be facilitated by a certified teacher and supported by the school nurse. Gender groups will be separated for maturation lessons. The video “Always Changing” will be shown to both boys and girls. The girls will watch the girl version and the boys will watch the boy version.

5th Grade
In addition to age-appropriate information about personal health habits, students in Grade 5 are taught about the human body and the changes that come with puberty. Students are taught how to maintain healthy body systems and prevent disease. Students also learn how technology and the media influence personal health and how to apply problem-solving skills to improve or protect their health. Maturation lessons will be facilitated by a certified teacher and supported by the school nurse. Gender groups will be separated for maturation lessons. The video “Always Changing” will be shown to both boys and girls.”

Links to Proctor & Gamble’s Always Changing Videos and Transcripts