Kindergarten

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 K follows a PA Core standards-based curriculum.

In this course, students will:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print and text structure.
  • Focus on main ideas and details in text.
  • Use leveled readers to support and develop early reading skills.
  • Apply letter sound knowledge to decode written words appropriately.
  • Engage in adult-led reading activities with purpose and understanding.
  • Develop comprehension strategies before, during, and after reading.
  • Use vocabulary daily and throughout different contexts.
  • Read with accuracy and fluency from the DOLCH sight word list.

Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and Health Standards are incorporated into the required courses of the core Kindergarten curriculum.

Physical/Digital Textbooks/Workbooks:

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Journeys Grade K Reader’s Notebook Set
  • Pearson: Here We Are

Books/Novels:

  • Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain, Verna Aardema
  • A House for Hermit Crab, Eric Carle
  • A House is a House for Me, Mary Ann Hoberman
  • Gregory, the Terrible Eater, Mitchell Sharmat

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

  • Be introduced to, and develop, writing and grammatical skills through narrative, informative and opinion writing pieces.
  • Develop and refine handwriting and fine motor skills through appropriate letter formation.
  • Build grade-appropriate fluency in writing through continuous, repeated exposure to the process of writing.
  • Be guided to use a combination of drawing and phonetics to sound out words and create an awareness of punctuation.
  • Enjoy the freedom of early independent writing to express thoughts and ideas, and the opportunity to describe experiences to classmates.

Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and Health Standards are incorporated into the required courses of the core Kindergarten curriculum.
Physical/Digital Textbooks/Workbooks:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Journeys Grade K Reader’s Notebook Set
Manipulatives/Kits:

  • Writing Journal
  • Handwriting Paper

Math Explorations K follows a PA Core standards-based curriculum.

In this course, students will:

  • Learn to identify and write numerals.
  • Orally count number sequences 0 to 100.
  • Apply one-to-one correspondence to count objects.
  • Develop strategies to compare numbers and quantities.
  • Introduce and develop how to put together and take apart numbers.
  • Identify and create two- and three- dimensional shapes.
  • Develop math vocabulary, writing, and problem solving skills.
  • Describe and compare length, height, weight, and capacity of objects.
  • Classify and count objects.

Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and Health Standards are incorporated into the required courses of the core Kindergarten curriculum.
Physical/Digital Textbooks/Workbooks:

  • Glencoe/McGraw-Hill: My Math Grade K
  • Discovery Education: Science Techbook

Manipulatives/Kits:

  • Grade K Math Kit
  • Grade K Science Kit & Journal

Elective

In this course, students will:

  • Be introduced to the basic elements and principles of art.
  • Explore various art media, processes and techniques.
  • Study various artists, styles and periods throughout history.
  • Learn to use art materials in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Practice decision making and problem solving skills while creating and evaluating their own artwork.
  • Build vocabulary by viewing, describing and creating art shared during virtual class and activities.
  • Develop respectful opinions about their work and the work of others in a safe, fun and dynamic class.
  • Understand that there are no right or wrong answers in art.
  • Receive an art kit with brushes, colored pencils, oil pastels, watercolor and tempera paint, 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

In this course, students will:

  • Learn computer programming basics while creating animations and games with Kodable, Scratch jr, Hopscotch, CodeStudio, 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.
  • Use the same design process that real inventors use to create our own inventions while exploring great inventors and neat inventions.
  • Develop problem-solving skills by applying 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 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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