Grade 1

Our program is designed to give students a strong base in the concepts and skills in each subject area.  It also focuses on basic academic learning and socialization skills, introducing children to the broad range of knowledge, skill and behavioral adjustment they need to succeed in life.

Curriculum

Religious Studies

Students learn the basic concepts and values of Islam and their applications in everyday life. They also memorize chapters of the Qur’an (Ayah), sayings of the Prophet (Hadith), and supplications in Arabic (Duaa) along with their meanings.

Arabic Language

Students are taught to read the Qur’an in Arabic. Writing, grammar, vocabulary and conversation are integrated into the curriculum.

Required

Reader’s Workshop 1 follows a PA Core standards-based curriculum.
In this course, students will:

  • Explore a variety of age appropriate fiction and non-fiction literature.
  • Focus on comprehension strategies.
  • Use leveled readers to support vocabulary, phonics, and comprehension skills.
  • Apply letter sound knowledge to decode appropriately.
  • Improve fluency through reading groups and repeated reading of stories.
  • Develop comprehension strategies before, during, and after reading.
  • Develop their vocabulary with age-appropriate words.
  • Focus on reading accuracy and fluency.

Physical Education and Health Standards are incorporated into the first grade curriculum.
Physical/Digital Textbooks/Workbooks:

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Journeys Grade 1 Student Set
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Journeys Grade 1 Reader’s Notebook Set

Books/Novels:

  • Goggles!, Ezra Jack Keats
  • A Letter for Amy, Ezra Jack Keats
  • Peter’s Chair, Ezra Jack Keats
  • The Rainbow Fish, Marcus Pfister

Writer’s Workshop 1 follows a PA Core standards-based curriculum.
In this course, students will:

  • Develop writing and grammatical skills.
  • Build grade-appropriate fluency in writing through continuous, repeated exposure to the process of writing
  • Be guided to use phonetics to sound out words, copy and use sight words in meaningful ways, create an awareness of punctuation, and refer to outside resources for spelling corrections.
  • Enjoy the freedom of early independent writing, the power of their words to express thoughts, and the opportunity to describe experiences to classmates.

Manipulatives/Kits: Writing Journal Handwriting Paper

Math Explorations 1 follows a PA Core standards-based curriculum.
In this course, students will:

  • Focus on math facts up to 12.
  • Explore two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes.
  • Explore linear measurement.
  • Learn how to tell time.
  • Learn how to count, add, and subtract money.
  • Organize data to solve problems.
  • Learn the importance of place value.
  • Develop an understanding of Geometry themes.
  • Develop math vocabulary, math writing skills and problem solving skills.

Physical/Digital Textbook:
Glencoe/McGraw-Hill: My Math Grade 1
Manipulatives/Kits:
Grade 1 Math Kit

Elective

In this course, students will:

  • Use the elements and principles of art.
  • Be introduced to new art media, processes and techniques.
  • Study famous artists, styles and periods throughout history, including Pennsylvania artists and world artists.
  • Practice decision making and problem solving skills while creating and evaluating their own artwork.
  • Develop respectful opinions about their work and the work of others in a safe, fun and dynamic class.
  • Learn to use art materials in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Build vocabulary by viewing, describing and creating art shared during virtual class and activities.
  • Understand that there are no right or wrong answers in art.
  • Receive an art kit with brushes, colored pencils, watercolor and tempera paint, oil pastels, watercolor, construction, tissue and drawing paper, and modeling clay. Families will be responsible for providing some additional standard home office supplies such as pencils, scissors and glue.

Manipulatives/Kits:
Grades K-2 Art Kit

This elective course focuses on the basics of computer programming. Students will be taught how to solve problems through the use of computer programming using real-world examples. In this course, students will:

  • Learn computer programming basics while creating animations and games with CodeStudio, and Scratch.
  • Discover the history of computer programming and its applications.
  • Identify the parts of a computer and its uses.
  • Explore the world of engineering learning about inventors and inventions that have affected our world.
  • Apply the engineering design process to create student made projects.
  • Recognize technology in the world around us.
  • Work both independently and collaboratively, sharing ideas and projects in virtual lessons, group discussions, and code studios.
  • Build character qualities such as perseverance, problem-solving, and creativity.
  • Work both independently and collaboratively, sharing ideas and projects in virtual lessons, group discussions, and code studios.

Prerequisite: Prior experience with Scratch.
In this course, students will:

  • Learn how to program while creating animations and games using sites like Hopscotch, Scratch jr., Scratch and Hour of Code and other programming games and activities based on student interest.
    • Discover the history of computer programming and its applications.
    • Identify the parts of a computer and its uses.
    • Explore the world of engineering learning about inventors and inventions that have affected our world.
    • Apply the engineering design process to create student made projects.
    • Recognize technology in the world around us.
    • Work both independently and collaboratively, sharing ideas and projects in virtual lessons, group discussions, and code studios.
    • Build character qualities such as perseverance, problem-solving, and creativity.
    • Work both independently and collaboratively, sharing ideas and projects in virtual lessons, group discussions, and code studios.

The Rosetta Stone program allows students to select a foreign language to study through use of self-paced Rosetta Stone software. There are many languages available upon request and interest. Please see rosettastone.com for a list of all available languages.
Students selecting Rosetta Stone Spanish, French, German or Japanese may receive additional assistance or content from Marifah’s teachers.
Rosetta Stone does not have a live weekly required virtual lesson.
The Rosetta Stone program has limited availability and continued enrollment in the program requires active student participation.

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