Elementary 1

Curriculum:
Islamic Studies
The children will study the important events in the life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him!), as well as selected Hadiths related to Islamic ethics. They will learn the meaning of each Hadith and develop further understanding through coloring the illustrations . They will  learn the basic adab and Akhlaq of a little Mumin.
Book(s): The Life and Sayings of Rasul Allah saw.
Arabic
The students learn to recognize, read and write the Arabic Alphabet whilst learning a new vocabulary word from the Quran that begins with the letter of the week. 
Book(s): 1) Quranic Arabic for Begginers 2) Arabic Writing for Beginners book 1
Salah
The importance of Salah is explained to the children. They also learn how to do Salah through practice and memorization. The children will be taught the different postures of salah and its timing. and other important aspects of salah in a fun and interactive way.
Book(s): 1) Color and Learn Salah 
All lessons are taught through games, coloring, and arts and crafts. Video and audio cassettes are used to enhance learning.
Materials:
Please ensure that your child brings his or her school books, a pencil, and an eraser to class. Please send your child with a small, healthy snack.
REVIEW FOR E1 FINAL EXAM ON APRIL 26 . Make up day will be on May 3 , inshaAllah.


Q: Who are the prophets?


A: They are Allah’s chosen persons.


Q: Who is the first prophet?


A: Adam.


Q: Who is the last prophet?


A: Prophet Muhammad.


Q: Why do we call Prophet Muhammad ‘ Rasulullah’?


A: in Qur’an Allah calls him ‘Rasulullah’ .


Q: Where was Prophet Muhammad born?(page 3)


A: in Makkah


Q: What language did Prophet Muhammad speak?


A: Arabic


Q: What is Qur’an?


A: Allah’s last book for us to be a nice person.


Q: What language is Qur’an in?


A: Arabic


Q: What is prophet Muhammad’s mother’s name?(page 4)


A: Aminah


Q: What is Prophet Muhammad’s father’s name?


A: Abdullah


Q: What are we supposed to say when we say , hear or read Prophet Muhammad’s name?(page 2)


A: Salllahu Alaihi wa Sallam.


Q: How do we greet each other on Eid Day?


A: “Eid Mubarak”.


Q: How do we greet Muslims?


A: We say “ Assalaamu Alaikum”.


Q: What does ‘ Assalaamu Alaikum’ mean?


A: Peace be upon you!


Q: How should we be acting when we say ‘assalaamu alaikum’?


A: We should look in other person’s eyes and smile.


Q: What are we supposed to say when we begin eating or drinking?


A: “Bismillahirrahmanirrahim”.


Q: What does ‘Bismillahirrahmanirrahim’ mean?


A: In the name of Allah.


Q: What are we supposed to say after we finish eating or drinking?


A: Alhamdulillah!


Q: What does ‘ Alhamdulillah’ mean?


A: ‘Thank you, Allah’


Q: What is Rasulullah(saw)’s wife’s name?


A: Khadijah


Q: Where did Rasulullah(saw) hear the very first words of Qur’an?


A: In the cave of Hira, near Makkah.


Q: What was the first words of Qur’an?


A: ‘iqra’


Q: What does ‘iqra’ mean?


A: ‘read’


Q: Who sent Qur’an to Rasulullah(saw)?


A: Allah


Q: Who brought Qur’an to Rasulullah(saw)?(page 8)


A: Angel Jibrail


Q: Who are angels?


A: They are Allah’s creatures; they are made of light and listen to Allah all the time.


Q: What is ‘shahada’ ?


A: La ilaha illallah Muhammadun Rasulullah


Q: What does ‘ La ilaha illallah Muhammadun Rasulullah’ mean? (page 10)


A: There is only one Allah, Prophet Muhammad is the last messenger of Allah.


Q: How many pillars does Islam have?


A: five.


Q: What are the pillars of Islam?


A: 1- saying shahada


2-praying five times a day


3-fasting in Ramadan


4-giving money to the poor (zakat)


5- visiting Kaaba(hajj)


Q: What is a masjid?


A: Masjid is a place where Muslims pray.


Q: Where did Muslims move from Makkah?(page 12)


A : Madinah


Q: What is the first thing Muslims did when they arrived Madinah?(page 13)


A: They built a masjid.


Q: What is the tall towel next to some masjids?


A: Minaret


Q: Can you count some of Rasulullah’s (saw) favorite foods? (page 15)


A: Bread, meat, watermelon, milk, pumpkin,…


Q: How did Rasulullah(saw) liked to dress up?(page 16)


A: simple and clean.


Q: What were Rasulullah’s (saw) favorite colors?


A: green and white.


Q: Where did Rasulullah(saw) pass away?(page 17)


A: In Madinah.


Q: How old was Rasulullah (saw) when he passed away?


A: 63


Q: What is hadith?


A: Sayings of Rasulullah.


BONUS : Please complete the following hadith:


Smiling is a…………………………..(charity)
Homework: 
4.05.14
Islamic Studies:  Book : The Life and Sayings of Rasul Allah saw - Please work on your children to learn the five  Pillars.
Quranic Studies: Book : Color and Learn Salah- No Home work

Quranic Arabic: .



Previous Home work:

1.25.13
Islamic Studies:  Book : The Life and Sayings of Rasul Allah saw - Children worked on their prayer beads 'tasbeeh' . It will take another class period to finish it. Please make sure that your child has it with him/her before coming to school.
2.1.13
Islamic Studies:  Book : The Life and Sayings of Rasul Allah saw - The students learned two advises from Rasul Allah saw. Please have them share them with you.
Quranic Studies: Book : Color and Learn Salah -Please  review  ruku and sajda with your children.
Quranic Arabic: Please do pages 24 and 25.
2.8.13
Islamic Studies:  Book : The Life and Sayings of Rasul Allah saw - Please read page 10 to your child and hace her /him color it.
Quranic Studies: Book : Color and Learn Salah -Please  review  ruku and sajda with your children.
2.22.13
Islamic Studies:  Book : The Life and Sayings of Rasul Allah saw - Please read page 11 to your child and hace her /him color it.
Quranic Studies: Book : Color and Learn Salah- No home work
Quranic Arabic: .
3.22.14
Islamic Studies:  Book : The Life and Sayings of Rasul Allah saw - Please read page 17 to your child and have her /him color it.
Quranic Studies: Book : Color and Learn Salah- Please dress up appropriately for the Qirat Competition next week. Girls must wear Hijab.