Pre-K Full Day Curriculum
When the children arrive in Pre-K, they are already familiar with the classroom environment and its rules. Now it is time to develop new skills that will help them to succeed in their future academic careers. In our Pre-K class, the children begin to write their letters and numbers independently, and we focus heavily on preparing them for phonics and writing.
In Islamic Studies the children will listen to stories of various Prophets and then do activities that reinforce the themes of the stories. The children will also participate in projects to develop a sense of the importance of giving, and other important Islamic concepts.
The students will memorize the following surahs:
· Surah Fatiha
· Surah Asr
· Surah Kauther
· Surah Masad
· Surah Ikhlas
· Surah Naas
By the end of the academic year, children will be able to recognize the Arabic letters with the corresponding sounds. They will be able to recognize letters that are in the beginning, middle and at the end of a word. They will also be able to recognize the harakaats (faatha, kasra & damma) and the corresponding sounds.
The children will learn the following duas pertaining to their daily activities:
· Dua’ when they wake up in the morning
· Dua’before sleeping
· Dua’ before eating
· Dua’ after eating
· Dua’ before using the restroom
· Dua’ before studying
· Dua’when leaving the home
By the end of the school year, the children will recognize the letters of the Arabic alphabet, and will also be able to write some of the letters independently. They will also be introduced to Arabic numbers from 1-10. One of our objectives this year is that the children should begin to read the Quran independently. All the students will probably not reach this goal. However, some of the children will begin reading the before the end of the school year, Inshallah.
The children will focus on counting to 20 and writing numbers from 1-20. Not only will they be able to write them, but also they will understand the value of each number. For example, rather than just being able to write the number “11”,the children
will understand that eleven comes after ten, and is therefore greater than ten. Although our main focus is on number sense and writing numbers from 1-20 independently, we will introduce the children to the concept of addition and begin model addition in the second semester of the school year.
Our Pre-K Language Arts curriculum creates a strong foundation for reading and writing.Therefore, the emphasis will be on
recognizing and writing both the upper case and lower case letters of the English alphabet. The children will explore the formation of the letters through a variety of activities, such as collages, cut-and-paste activities, writing worksheets, etc.
As the children begin to write the letters independently, we will introduce them to the sounds of the letters. The children will not be expected to learn all the sounds, nor will they begin to blend sounds into words. However, we will introduce them to the the concept that each letter has a sound, and that words with a similar sound being with that letter when written.
Pre-K full day class will be dismissed at 3:00 p.m. The extra time will be used to supplement the Pre-K curriculum with Arts and Crafts, as well as science experiments and nature related activities. These special subject classes will achieve the following objectives:
· Explore religious themes through Arts and Crafts
· Encourage children to express themselves creatively
· Experience scientific concepts through experiments
· Develop an appreciation for the natural world
· Develop an awareness of recycling and reusing materials
· Participate in hands-on activities such as gardening etc.
· Explore math, english alphabets, arabic alphabets and science concepts through various medias such as, dvd's, cd's, etc.