Level 1

Teachers     : Sisters Sabiha,  Oum Ehab, and Bara
Classroom  Second Ladies Mussala
Time             Class meets  every Sunday starting 9:45am till about 1:00pm

 
Announcements

 Practice nasheeds are now on the web site audio video library section.  Nasheeds to Memorize.

Curriculum (new, 2013/2014) 

Objectives and Goals

Introduction

Children at this age level are able to comprehend simple concepts so the main objective of this Level is to introduce the students to the basic tenants of Islam and help them discover these tenants through different themes, stories and values of an Islamic oriented milieu.

The writing skills in this age are still at the very basic level and the reading ability should be getting well underway, therefore, stories, hands-on activities, painting, sand art, etc…are wonderful activities to consider for reinforcing Islamic awareness.

Quran Studies

During the Qur’an period, we will focus on:

·         Proper recitation of the Surah

·         Brief discussion of the general meaning of the Surah and what we can learn from it

·         The memorization is, as usual, at home

The Surahs for Level 1 are:

·         Al Nasr

·         Al Asr

·         Al Qadr

·         Al Kaferun

·         Quraysh

Material and resources

·         Quran: Juz Amma (Mushaf + Audio)

·         The meaning of the Holy Qur'an for Kids: A Textbook for School Children - Juz 'Amma

Islamic studies

Aqeedah

Will study the basic belief of Islam in brief through the:

·         Introduction of the word “Tawheed” and Iman and their significance, in simple terms (Allah is one, Allah is not a creature, Allah has no children or partners, His knowledge is everywhere , belief in Allah is called Iman, etc…)

·         The Shahadah

·         Introduction to some of Allah Names and sefat (Allah the creator, Allah the All-seeing, Allah the All -Hearing, Allah the Merciful)

·         The angels of Allah (were created from light, they obey Allah and they have different jobs)

·         The prophets (Allah chooses people to bring His messages to other people. These special people are called Prophets and Messengers, the Quran told us the story of some of them)

·         The Day of Judgment will come; we will be rewarded or punished.

Ibadat

This topic will teach the students about:

1-      What does Islam mean and what being a Muslim mean? Islam is a way of life, Islam means we do what Allah asked us to do

2-      Wudu: steps of wudu

3-      The time  and name of each Salah

4-      The Salat steps: Students will be taught the basic Salat procedure, they will learn about Raka'ah , Qiyam, Ruku, Sujud, Julus.

5-      The verbal part of Salah

1.      6-The number of Raka'ah in each Salah

6-      Students will be briefly be introduced to Fasting, Zakah, and Hajj

Akhlaq and Adab

1-      Adab and manners in the Masjid (How to show respect to Allah's house and Allah's book)

2-      Adab of  Istinja, wudu and Salah

3-      How to respect myself (Realize that respect for the self includes caring for the soul, mind, body and dignity)

4-      Halal and Haram (from examples of actions, to food, and drinks)

5-      How to show respect to your parents

6-      How to show respect to elder people

Seerah

·         We will introduce more events from the Seerah, building on what was learned in pre level one, the students will learn more about the Prophet's childhood

·         The students will learn about some specific incidents and event in the Prophet childhood

·         Some aspect from the Prophet 's youth

·         Mohammad (Peace be upon him) and Khadija (May Allah be pleased with her). Mohammad (Peace be upon Him) working for Khadija, getting married, his children, etc…

History/Stories of the prophets

·         Story of Adam (Peace be upon him)

·         Story of Nuh (Peace be upon him)

Du'a and Hadith

·         Kalima tayyeba

·         Du'a before and after wudu

·         Du'a when awakening, when going to sleep

·         Du'a before and after eating

·         The hadith about the manners of eating

Material and resources

Primary books

·         We are Muslims grade 1 (TB/WB), available from Iqra ~$20

·         Islamic Education grade 1 (available)

·         My Du'a book

Enrichment

·         My First book about Islam (by Yahiya Emerick )

·         Color and learn Salah (activity book from Noorart)

·         Tell me about the prophet Muhammad (available)

·         My Wudu book (available)

·         My Salah Book (available)


Class Description (old):

Starting Level 1 all classes offer two topics.

Islamic Studies

Level 1 Islamic study will use Islamic Education Grade 1” and “We Are Muslims Grade One text books.  Check with the teacher to learn more.

 1.      Class Goals

  • Teach our kids all basic tenants of Islam
  • Teach the children how to apply what they learn in their daily life so they become good Muslims.
  • At the end of the school year your kids should understand the concepts of Halal and Haram (in simple terms).
  • They should be able to build good friendship and relations with other Muslim kids.

 2.      Class Description

  • Introduce some of Allah's names and
  • Let the kids discover the meaning of each name by doing different activities.
  • We will spend few weeks discussing the five pillars of Islam and
  • Perform activities that will help our kids understand these pillars and discuss them with others.
  • Introduce some aspects of Prophet Muhammad's (peace be upon him) life in simple terms by telling stories and performing some activities.
  • We will cover some of the general manners for Muslim kids and how to be a good Muslim in the community.

Arabic and Quran

 Level 1 students are ages 5 to 6, so we start with only very basic level of teaching Quran and Arabic

Class Goals:

  • To recognize, read and write the Arabic alphabet (all letters)
  • To read the letters with fatha ( َ ) only
  • To associate the letters with simple Arabic words
  • To read, understand the general meaning and memorize the simple Surahs from the Quran such as Surah Al-Fatihah, Al-Ikhlas, Al-Falaq, An-Nas, Al-Kafirun and Al-Kauthar
  • To write their names in Arabic

Class References:

These references are provided in case the parents would like to help the kids at home and build on what they are learning at school.  Please consult the teacher for suggestion or questions.

  • Sabrine Kiswani, (June, 1996). Arabic Letters Activity Book; IQRA’ International Educational Foundation
  • Ustaz Hj. As’ad Human (2005). IQRA’ Cara Cepat Belajar Membaca Al-Quran Resam Usmani; Percetakan Rahim Razak Sdn Bhd, Darul Kitab Sdn Bhd.
  • Practice Writing the Arabic Letters; Al-Husayni Madressah
  • 2009 Talibiddeen Jr.
  • http://www.kalamullah.com/Books/GateWay%20to%20Arabic%20Book%201.pdf
  • Abdullah Yusuf Ali (2000). The Holy Qur’an; Wordsworth Editions Limited.
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