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Level Pre-1

Teachers      : Sister Hala (Head Teacher)
Classroom  Small Annex room
Time          Class meets  every Sunday starting 9:45am till about 1:00pm

 
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Curriculum (new, 2013/2014)

Objectives and Goals

Introduction

The objectives of pre-Level one Islamic curriculum are to acquaint the students with introductory Islamic themes and practices. In addition, it is the goal of the teacher to familiarize the children with the Arabic alphabet in preparation for the higher learning level in order to accomplish the goal of reading Quran.

Teacher should not attempt to structure the class into a lecture format with a lot of note-taking or pencil work and the focus should not be placed on memorization of facts either.  We recommend approaching the different topics with simple and fun activities (painting, craft, nasheed, stories, games, etc…) to reinforce the leaning process.

Quran Studies

The Qur’an period should be focused on:

·         Proper recitation of the Surah,

·         Brief discussion of the general meaning of the Surah and what can be learned from it

·         Recall the school implemented memorization at home rule so as to involve parents and make efficient use of the limited school time

These are the selected Surahs for Pre-Level 1:

·         Al-Fatiha

·         Al-Iklas

·         Al-Kawthar

·         An’Nass

·         Al-Falaq

Material and Resources

·         Quran, Juz ‘Amma (available)

·         The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an for Kids: A Textbook for School Children - Juz 'Amma by Yahiya Emerick ( available from Amazon ~$ 10)

Quran Reading/Arabic

The goal of this session is to teach the child the following:

·         Learn to read and write his/her name in Arabic

·         How to pronounce and write the letters of the Arabic alphabet

·         Learn some basic Islamic phrases throughout the year, things like:

o   Shukran (شكرا)

o   Afwan (عفوا)

o   Men fadlak (فضلك من)

o   Alhamdulillah (لله الحمد)

·         Vocabulary from Quran: simple words from the Quran with the Arabic Alphabet

·         The name of colors and shapes in Arabic

Material and resources

Handouts

o   Worksheets ( available)

Islamic Studies

During the Islamic study period the child will learning about:

Aqeeda

1.      Allah the creator

2.      Allah is one, He was not born and He does not die

3.      Allah see, hear.  and know everything

4.      Allah loves us, He gave us many blessings

5.      Angels watch over us and record our deeds

6.      Shaytan wants to hurt us and only Allah can protect us

7.      Allah chose special people, called prophets and messengers, to show us the right way (Nabi and Rassoul)

8.      Mohammad (Peace be upon him) is our prophet

Ibadat

1-      Shahadah

2-      The name and the time of the five daily prayers

3-      Istinja

4-      Wudu: we wash before we pray, we start with Niyyah, Basmalah, the steps of the wudu ( we will focus on practicing till the children perfect the act of wudu)

5-      Practice the Qiyam, Ruku, Sujud, Julus

6-      Brief and simple introduction to sawm, 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 Wudu and Salah

3-      Muslim greeting

1-      A Muslim should show respect to all mankind and living things

4-      A Muslim should be clean

5-      Manners of eating.

Seerah

In this period the child will learn about:

1-      The birth of prophet Mohammad (Peace be Upon him)

2-      His family.

3-      Some aspects of his childhood (He was kind, nice, hardworking, never run around in vain or got into fights ,he always said the truth, he always helped around, etc…)

4-      The contrast between Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him) and the Arabian life (neglect of the poor, arguing, fighting, wars, etc…)

Material and Resources

·         Color and learn Salah by NoorArt  (activity book ~$7 from Amazon)

·         I can Color my Muslim world by Yahiya Emerick (Activity book  ~$9  in Amazon

·         Hudhayfa learns about Allah (a Story book  available, donated by Teacher Manal)

·         Prophets sent by Allah, The story of prophet Muhammad (available, donated by Teacher Manal)

·         There are additionally 22 mini-books available online http://amuslimchildisborn.blogspot.com/search/label/Curriculum

Dua'a and Hadith

·         Waking up

·         Leaving home

·         Sneezing

·         Eating

·         Entering the Masjid

Material and resources:

·         My Du'a book (available, donated by Teacher Manal)

·         What do we say (guide to Islamic manners, available)

·         My Little Book of Du'a, Part 1 (Primary Level, Mohammad Mazhar Hussaini)


Class Description (old):

1.      Objectives

The objective of the preschool Islamic curriculum is to educate and introduce to children ages 5 and up to the knowledge of Allah (swt), Quran, and Sunnah. In addition, it is the goal of the teacher to familiarize the children with the Arabic alphabet in preparation for the higher learning levels in order to accomplish the goal of reading Quran.

 To successfully achieve these goals it is important for the child to:

  • Be away from the primary caregivers for more than 2-3 hours without being upset. Follow one-step directions,
  • Maintain self-control,
  • Work individually and in small groups.

It is a necessary requirement that the child be potty trained and be able to take care of his or her own bathroom needs.

 With your help may Allah (swt) grant us the opportunity to successfully lead the new generation of Muslims in becoming strong in their Iman, which will help them to be successful in this life and the hereafter.

2.      During the period of the Islamic weekend school your child will learn about:

  • Allah (swt), the one God, the Creator, and Sustainer of all
  • The concept of Prophet hood and the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
  • The Quran, the book of guidance from Allah
  • The Angels
  • The Hereafter
  • Prayer, Du’a, and Wudu
  • Islamic rules of eating
  • Islamic rules of cleanliness
  • Islamic rules of dress and privacy.

3.      InshAllah by the end of the school year the student should have developed the character traits of:

  • Kindness to other children
  • Respect for parents, teachers, and other adults
  • Fairness
  • Responsibility
  • Self-Discipline
  • Compassion and Caring
  • Cooperation
  • Honesty
  • Confidences
  • Patience
  • Good Manners
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