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First Grade

Through guidance from their teachers, the First Grade class works both independently and in small groups to progress toward their goals for the year. They are immersed in a culture of learning and discovery.

1st Grade Qur’an

  • Arabic reader
  • Memorization
  • Reading
  • Beauty in recitation

1st Grade Islamic Studies

  • Daily dua
  • Stories from the Sirah of Rasul Allah, peace and blessings upon him
  • Prayer
  • Lineage of the Rasul Allah, peace and blessings upon him

1st Grade Arabic

  • Vocabulary and phrases such as greetings, salutations, calendar, weather, numbers, family and community
  • Expression of opinions is emphasized by routinely asking and answering questions in Spanish such as “What is your favorite (color, number, day, etc.)?”
  • Additional oral practice happens through music (songs and chants), fun activities and interactive games

1st Grade Language Arts

  • Compare and contrast and text-to-self and text-to-text connections
  • Understand setting, sequencing and making predictions; read aloud with fluency in a manner that sounds like natural speech
  • Increased phonemic awareness through spelling strategies and decoding of words
  • Use descriptive words when writing
  • Print legibly and space letters, words and sentences appropriately

1st Grade Social Studies

  • Essential concepts of neighborhood, identity, comparing and contrasting similarities and differences, interdependence, diversity and community

1st Grade Math

  • Number order, number patterns, writing numbers, counting and number operations
  • Write equations, explore number families and place value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Measurement
  • Graphing

1st Grade Science

Science Fusion is a state-of-the-art science program designed for building inquiry, STEM, and optimized for learning in the classroom, at home, on a laptop, a tablet, or using a science textbook. The digital curriculum, virtual labs and hands-on activities, and write-in science textbook develops important critical thinking skills that prepare students for success in future science courses and in the workplace. The themes in this grade are:

  • How Scientists Work
  • Technology All Around Us
  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Earth’s Resources
  • Weather and Seasons
  • Objects in the Sky
  • All About Matter
  • Forces and Energy

1st Grade Art

  • Three-dimensional work (sculpture) develops hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills
  • Appreciation of various cultures
  • Sewing, drawing, watercolor, tempera paint, easel-painting, magnet-making and puppets
  • Fiber arts: felting, weaving, knitting

1st Grade Drama, Percussions, and Vocals

  • Classroom performances during school events
  • Singing in the school assemblies
  • Language Arts Enrichment classes in poetry performance and theater

First Grade PE

  • Introduction to, basketball, soccer, track and field and movement games
  • Fair play
  • Cooperation