Always Changing 5 th Grade Boys Puberty Program. Approved by the CCSD B.O.E. on 9/23/10. As you grow up, your body changes Changes in how you look and feel are gradual (not all at once) Timing is different for everyone – from 9-14 years old Each boy grows at his own pace
Approved by the CCSD B.O.E. on 9/23/10
Changes in how you look and feel are gradual (not all at once)
Timing is different for everyone – from 9-14 years old
Each boy grows at his own pace
Girls are usually 2 years ahead of boysClass Overview
Be respectful of your peers
No personal stories
Use correct names for all body partsClass Guidelines
Body produces more sweat; body odor
Bathe/shower daily with soap
Shampoo hair regularly
Control underarm odor and wetness with deodorant or antiperspirant
Change sweaty clothesPersonal Hygiene
Oil glands in your skin become more active
Oil and dead skin cells lead to acne
Cleanse skin twice a day
Don’t worry; acne is a normal part of puberty, and steps can be taken to reduce itPersonal Hygiene
Eat nutritious foods
Regular bathing and dental care
Personal safetyHealthy Bodies
During this phase boys grow a lot, maybe even up to 4 inches in a year.
Hormones become active and testicles begin to mature.
Boys may occasionally experience erections.Puberty:Physical Changes
Boys may grow taller and notice changes in body shape. This is normal as the body begins adding muscle and fat.
Testicles continue to grow.
The penis is not getting much larger yet. This is normal.
Small hairs may begin to grow at the base of the penis.Puberty:Physical Changes
Pubic Hair begins to grow darker and fuller
The penis begins to grow in length
Erections happen more often
The voice may begin ‘breaking’ or ‘cracking’.Puberty: Physical Changes
Signs of hair in the armpits and on the face.
Pubic hair begins to grow coarse.
Voice becomes even deeper.
Penis and testicles grow larger.Puberty: Physical Changes
Body shape resembles that of a man: broader shoulders and developed muscles.
Pubic Hair will spread out to inner thighs and lower stomach.
Shaving at this point.
Pubic hair and sex organs will look fully developed.Final Stage of Puberty
Caused by hormones (testosterone)
Don’t worry; it’s all part of growing up!Puberty: Emotional Changes
Wet Dreams happen at night time when you sleep.
Wet Dreams happen to get rid of sperm and semen that are stored in your testiclesPuberty: Wet Dreams
Family member: Your mom, dad, uncle, grandpa, or other trusted adult etc.
Teacher, school nurse, counselor
DoctorWho to Talk To
Everyone must write something on the notecard
All questions are goodQuestions