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Islamic Preschool – Week 3

 

Week 3

Theme: Who created you?

Day 1

Islamic Studies

1. Start off with review of previous cards/concepts.

2. Ask student if he know what the word “create” means. If not, explain that create means to “make something.” Give student examples of things that humans make or create.

3. Tell student that Allah created everything inside and outside of our world. (give examples). See if student can come up with own examples of things that Allah created.

4. Tell student that one who creates something is called a “creator.” Have student say this word and be sure to check the pronunciation.

5. Tell student that since Allah created everything, we call him “The Creator.” Tell him that the word for The Creator in Arabic is “Al Khaaliq”

6. View “Allah is the Creator” PowerPoint in TJ’s Islamic Library.

7. Talk about how Allah Creates. (He says Kun! (Be!) and it is. (proof in Quraan). Try to make the connection that this is easy for Allah and that for us, creating things takes effort and hard work.

Memory Work

Q: Who Created You?

A: Allahu khalaqanee (or Allah created me or just Allah)

Q: Allah created everything so he is called….

A: Al Khaaliq

(You can either use cards for cues for you only for review or you can created sentence cards for student to learn).

Repeat drill several times, again, adding in physical activity to liven things up.

8. Creations of Allah.

Make 3 columns on paper (people, places, things)

Have student tell you five creations of Allah that fit into each category.

9. Coloring:

Give student a coloring page of defaced animals and people and other things (such as mountains) that Allah created. Write Allah is the Creator at the top of the page in bubble letters. You could also write Al Khaaliq in English as well (even Arabic if you want to each the Arabic at this time).

Language Arts

1. Review English cards (words, s

2. You might introduce “who,” “you,” and “be” as high frequency words, making cards for them. You can also just put all your high frequency words in a student book if that makes it easier to keep track of them.

3. Sentence card. Allah is the Creator. You can do same activities (such as sentence shuffle) as mentioned on previous days; discuss number of words in the sentence.

4. Sort. Get people, places, and things cards (animals, people, etc) and make a sorting activity to sort Creations of Allah (Creations of Allah Sort).

Store in a pouch for future independent use.

 

Days 2, 3, 4, 5

1. Review cards

2. Daily writing practice based upon this week’s concept/words or sentence.

3. Memory work drills

 

Share?

If you do any of these activities and make your own print materials, please consider donating them to TJ and I’ll post them here, insha Allah, for time savers for others. I’d love to make them up on the computer (and you never know, I might), but for right now, insha Allah, I’ll probably be just handwriting the cards to save time.

 

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Posted by on December 13, 2009 in Preschool-Islamic

 

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Islamic Preschool – Week 2

 

I wanted to get a jump on planning, so I could make some things out by hand in advance, so here is week 2. Week 3 will post tomorrow and that’s as far as I have gotten with the “meat.” Hope these are helpful. We start week 1 tomorrow, insha Allah and I have been making up my little guy’s things by hand. I’ll think he’ll enjoy them as he likes the little file folder type activities that I have made for him in the past……..

 

 

clip_image002[4]Week 2

Theme: Where is Allah?

Day 1

Islamic Studies

Review:

Review Set 1 cards for "Who is your Lord? "(see Appendix for listing of card sets)

Multimedia/Listening:

View “Where is Allah?” PowerPoint (available at TJ Islamic Studies Library) with your preschooler

Memory Work

Q: Where is Allah?

(Use sentence card for the Question only unless you feel student can do the answer by sight as well).

A: Huwa fee samaa (He is above the heavens); -see PowerPoint presentation for the proof if you want to verify. I do not teach proofs at the preschool level other than saying it’s found in the Quraan, etc.

Repeat drill several times. You may need to prompt s preschooler with answer in the beginning several times. You may want to include some physical activity such as taking a step towards a goal each time it is answered correctly.

Motor Skills/Conceptual

Coloring Page.

Outline of clouds, with Allah’s Name in bubble letters written over them for coloring.

Language Arts

Where is Allah?

1. Go over “Where is Allah?” sentence card.

Have student to tell you the number of words in the sentence (introduce this concept if not already introduced). Tell student that sentences begin with a capital (big) letter and end with a mark; if you feel student can comprehend, talk about the question mark at the end and the concept of questions. You may wish to drill student, giving some statements and questions and seeing if he/she can pick out which ones are questions.

2. Sentence Shuffle

Print each word of the sentence, Where is Allah? on a card. Have student put the cards in order. Use a master sentence card so student can check work.

3. Make a worksheet with several rows of “Allah is my Lord. “ In each line, take away one word of the sentence. Student must write in or tell which word is missing.

Where is________?

_____ is Allah?

Where _____ Allah?

Allah is my _____.

You can also make this a hands on activity by cutting out each occurrence of the sentence in strips, and making word cards, each one with one of the missing words and have student place card on correct blank spot.

Also keep these in a pouch for storage.

1. Writing practice, for those with good motor skills

Where is Allah? Sentence writing practice

Can also do sentences in pyramid fashion:

Where

Where is

Where is Allah

Where is Allah?

Younger ones can copy the word “Where” or “is” or “Allah.”

Days 2, 3, 4, 5

1. Again, start each session with Review cards.

2. Give preschooler the opportunity to play with any of the activity pockets you have made thus far (sentence scrambles, word scrambles, etc).

Any day this week:

Science Connection

· Read about clouds and the rain cycle; talk about cloudy weather

· Make/keep a Weather Chart to count off cloudy days:

http://science.preschoolrock.com/index.php/preschool_weather/preschool_weather_activity_building_a_weather_chart_with_your_preschooler

Art Connection

· Do a cloud craft (painting, cotton balls)

Preschool Cloud Puppets: http://education.preschoolrock.com/index.php/arts_and_crafts/preschool-cloud-puppets

· Draw clouds, or trace dotted clouds.

Math Connection

· Make a dot to dot with a cloud picture for your preschooler

· Make cloud shaped number flashcards to practice counting, ordering, etc.

Life Skills – Cooking

· Meringue Clouds:

http://nutrition.preschoolrock.com/index.php/recipes_for_preschoolers/preschool-treat-recipe—meringue-clouds

Outside/Nature

Go outside, look up at the clouds and see if you can find different shapes.

 

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If you do any of these activities and make your own print materials, please consider donating them to TJ and I’ll post them here, insha Allah, for time savers for others. I’d love to make them up on the computer (and you never know, I might), but for right now, insha Allah, I’ll probably be just handwriting the cards to save time.

Did You Do This?

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Posted by on December 12, 2009 in Preschool-Islamic

 

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Islamic Preschool – Week 1

 

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No pretty bells and whistles (no supporting materials), I just had to get the ideas down so I could do them (no printables as of yet). Here’s a simple weekly plan for week 1 of the Islamic Preschool Curriculum Outline……….

The Week Outlined (more or less)

Day 1

 

Language Arts

Goal: To begin to recognize the Name of Allah in English

1.Write the Name of Allah in English on an index card or piece of paper while preschooler watches (P)

2. Tell preschooler that this is Allah’s Name written in English

3. Ask preschooler how many letters are in Allah’s Name in English.

4. Ask preschooler to tell you the letters in Allah’s Name. (If student has learned vowels, ask student to name the vowels in the word).

5. Point to random letters in Allah’s Name and have student tell you the name of the letter.

6. Explain to preschooler that names are written with a big letter in the beginning.

7. Give student a worksheet with squares. In each square, put one word that starts with an A (make them all capital). Sometimes make the word be Allah (more than not) and sometimes make another word. Have student pick out all occurrences of the word Allah by pointing or circling. (P)

8. Give preschooler worksheet with the Names of Allah written several times vertically. In each line, omit one letter of the Name and see if student can guess which letter is missing. Students who can write can write in the missing letter, otherwise, must make this an oral exercise.

A l l a h

A __ l a h

__ l l a h

A l ___ a h

A l l a ___

A l l __ h

9. Make small letter cards, one with each letter of Allah’s Name in it. On another big card, write entire Name on the card. This will be preschooler’s master card. Take the letter cards and mix up and have student put them in order, using the master card if necessary or to check his/her work. Keep cards in a pouch for storage.

10. Writing practice. For students who are learning to write, have student practice writing, A, l, a, and h and the word Allah.

TJ worksheet: http://islamiccopywork.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/allah.pdf

You may also want student to write the Name in pyramid fashion a few times.

A

Al

All

Alla

Allah

12. Give student the Name of Allah in bubble form to color.

These activities can be done daily this week and then once a week, then monthly or so after for review.

Later in the day, do the Islamic Studies session if possible.

Please note: You may not be able to get all of the suggested activities in in one day. These are merely suggestions. Whatever you don’t cover on day 1, save for following days. Then when all activities have been completed, choose which ones you want to do daily. Kids like repetition and like to play fun activities over and over again so don’t worry about keeping each day fresh.

 

Islamic Studies

Tip: Use the card method of learning. Prepare word and question cards for each lesson. Add on as you go. These become your daily/review deck. You may want to use different sizes for colors to distinguish between each type of card (word or question). You may also want to use sentence cards (explained below)

1. Hold up the Allah name card and ask student to tell what it says. Ask student to spell it.

2. Tell student that Allah is our Lord. Tell student that Lord is the One who is in control of everything and makes everything run smoothly. Allah is our Lord and there is just one Lord and that is Him. Show student “Lord” word card.

Give concrete examples of how Allah makes things run and is control over everything. He makes the rain fall on the flowers that grow and that feed animals that feed us; he keeps everything in order; He makes the sun rise and set every day, etc. Have student name some other things that Allah makes run smoothly.

3. Drill.

Make question cards (write answer in the back). Hold up a Question and ask it. Then turn over card and answer it. Keep repeating the drill many times until student is fluently and concisely answering the question.

Q: Who is your Lord? (Man rabbuk)

A: Allah is my Lord. (Allahu rabbi)

Q: What is a Lord? (you don’t have to show student this card, mark this with a hidden or something to remind you that this is not one to show student, but just for oral practice.

A: One who controls everything. (or in your own wording)

Keep repeating drills until student is concisely answering the question with the answer you supply. (this keeps the definition crisp, insha Allah, and weeds out extra, small words that may get in the way of the definition when student is reciting them back).

4. For students who can write, have student practice writing “Allah is my Lord.” Provide one example and have student trace and then write on his/her own.

5. Make a worksheet with several rows of Allah is my Lord. In each line, take away one word of the sentence. Student must write in or tell which word is missing.

Allah ___ my Lord.

Allah is ____ Lord.

_____ is my Lord.

Allah is my _____.

You can also make this a hands on activity by cutting out each occurrence of the sentence in strips, and making word cards, each one with one of the missing words and have student place card on correct blank spot.

Also keep these in a pouch for storage.

Day 2

 

Language Arts

1. Recognize Allah’s Name in print. Before hand, gather text with Allah’s Name written in English. Have student scan the text for Allah’s Name.

2. Make sentence cards with t he sentence Allah is my Lord. Write one word on each card. Student must take shuffled cards and put in order. Keep cards in a pouch for storage. Make a master card with the sentence in its correct order. Before starting this activity, have student tell you how many words are in this sentence. Ask student to find the word Allah, then Lord, then is, then my. Point to a random word and have student tell what it is.

3. Do any of the activities from day 1 as time allows. The pouch activities can be great independent activities for kids to do on their own.

 

Islamic Studies

Grab your review cards and review. You may want to write Allah is my Lord in bubble letters for student to color.

You may want to make a Allah is my Lord file folder or envelope to store all activities in or make the activities file folder activities. Whenever student needs something to do, he/she can grab the folder and go, insha Allah.

 

 

Rest of days this week

Choose the activities that student liked most and repeat. You may want to make the following activities part of each daily session(s).

1. reading of the word/sentence cards

2. provide daily writing practice related to topic. (letters, words, sentences)

3. Also, be sure to practice the Islamic Studies recitation drills (Qs and As) everyday.

Most of all, have fun!

 

Share?

If you do any of these activities and make your own print materials, please consider donating them to TJ and I’ll post them here, insha Allah, for time savers for others. I’d love to make them up on the computer (and you never know, I might), but for right now, insha Allah, I’ll probably be just handwriting the cards to save time.

 

Did You Do This?

If you follow this week’s outline, please let us (me and fellow visitors) know how yours turned out; what variations you made, by leaving a comment.

 

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Posted by on December 11, 2009 in Preschool-Islamic

 

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Islamic Preschool Curriculum Outline

imageMy four year old is getting to the point where he wants to do school.  We get in a few simple activities here and there, but I really want to make learning fun for him and structured—to a degree. So I made up a little themed curriculum outline for him (well for me to use with him) .  My hope was that I could make Islam be the basis of all themes and then weave in math and Language (including Arabic) into it to provide a well rounded, yet Islamic centered curriculum.

I hope to eventually be able to make up materials to go along with it, but for now, I just needed a guide, something to keep me on track and some ideas. So that’s what’s below.

If you find it useful, please let me know, as I will keep that in mind and hopefully one day enhance it so that it may have resources to accompany it or at the very least, linked so that you can click and  find materials to support it.

 

Islam is My Life!

Islamic Preschool Curriculum Outline

Week

Topic

Vocabulary (teach/oral drilling of terms)

Sight Words -English(flashcards and writing practice)

Sight Words – Arabic (flash cards)

Big Idea/Across the curriculum connections

1.

Q: Who is Allah?

A: Allah is my Lord?

 

Allah, Lord

Allah, Lord

color in Allah’s Name in English; practice writing Allah’s Name in English; drill on the Q & A; can teach “is” and “my” as sight words and Allah is my Lord can be read and written.

2.

Q: Where is Allah?

A: Huwa fee samaa (with pointing)

Arabic: Samaa (heavens, sky); Huwa for he

   

Learn a little about clouds; draw pictures of clouds; can teach “where” and Where is Allah? Can be read and written.

3.

Q: Who Created You?

A: Allah; or Allahu khalaqanee

Al Khaaliq – The Creator

   

talk about why Allah created us (to worship him); talk about types of worship, what worship is (doing things Allah like and staying away from things he doesn’t like); how Allah say “Kun” (be) and things are created

4.

Creations of Allah: People

 

Man, girl, boy

 

Read about different types of people around the world, the different colors and that they come from different countries, how not all are Muslim like us

5.

Creations of Allah: Animals

 

cat, pig, dog, cow, bat

 

learn about different animals this week and always mention that Allah created them; learn about names for baby animals (kid, calf, etc) or what you call groups of a particular animal. Talk about farm animals; zoos, etc.

6.

Creations of Allah: Nature

 

tree, rock, flower, etc.

 

Read about something different in nature each day, remembering that Allah created everything

7.

Allah lets me wake up each day

 

day, night, sleep

 

Discuss importance of sleep; how Allah allows us to wake up each morning, practice duaa for waking up; establish/review morning routine

8.

Allah gives me food to eat

 

food, pizza, apple, etc. foods that are familiar to child

 

go over eating etiquette; food groups, favorite foods, not wasting, sharing food and sharing equally; cook a simple recipe with Umm

9.

Remember Allah through our day

     

stress that we should say duaas and remember Allah all throughout our day; go over etiquette of duaas; bathroom etiquette and duaas;

10.

Q: What is the Quraan?

A: The book of Allah

 

book, Quraan

 

discuss that the Quraan is the book of Allah; it is his words, how to treat a mushaf, that the Quraan is written in Arabic; start to teach Fatihah, Naas, Ikhlaas, and Kawthar during the rest of the year; others if possible

11.

I must obey my parents

mom/dad; Umm; Abu; Anaa (I)

mom, dad, me, I

Umm, Ab

teach what the word obey means, that it is a sin to not obey your parents, that Allah says this in the Quraan; talk about ways we can obey our parents, (doing things the first time told) and always reminding that disobeying does not please Allah.

12.

Allah sees all

Al Baseer

see, all, eye

 

Talk about the fact that Allah sees everything, nothing is hidden from him; teach the Name Al Baseer; show how in a dark room, we cannot see a tiny speck but that Allah can; teach that we must always remember that Allah can see every little thing we do and say so we need to watch what we do and say; sense of sight (taking care of our eyes, learn about our eyes); make simple sentences to read and write: I see a (use past sight words)

13.

Allah hears all

Al Samee

hear, ear

 

same things as above but applied to hearing; care of ears; sounds that different animals or things make; make simple sentences to read and write: I hear a (use past sight words)

14.

         

15.

Allah gives me shelter

beyt – house

house, door, in, out

 

monitor the saying of the duaas for entering and leaving the house; memorization not necessary, insha Allah will come with time; shelters of different types of people or animals

16.

My house

names of different rooms in house in Arabic and English

   

go over the functions of each type of room; what we do in each type of room; things you find in each type of room; maybe a different room each day this week; how to help clean each type of room; being thankful for our homes, realizing that others do not have homes

17.

Allah gave me a family

family, names of different types of members’ (sister, brother, etc) actual names of family members; usrah or ailah is family in Arabic

family

 

talk about the different members of a family; make a textual family tree; introduce “my” and make sentences: This is my family, this is my house, my cat, etc.

18.

Allah gave me a healthy body I: my face

face body parts in Arabic and English

optional: nose, mouth, hair (review eye and ear); cheek

 

learn body part names, tell the functions of the body parts; sense of taste and smell; classify tastes as sweet, sour, bitter, salty by doing an “experiment;” go over smells, things that smell good, things that smell bad; cleaning and taking care of parts of your face; talk about sicknesses and conditions of the face parts (blindness, deafness); dental care; first aid for cuts; sentences: this is my nose, this is my eye, etc.

19.

Allah gave me a healthy body II: my body

any body parts in Arabic and English

arm, leg, hand, foot/feet

 

learn body part names, tell the functions of the body parts; keeping our bodies healthy; sentences, this is my………..

20.

Allah gave me clothes

clothing names in Arabic and English

clothing words

 

learn about the different types of clothing, what weather they are worn in; cleaning our clothes, taking care of them, putting them up when we undress/dress, say duaa for getting dressed, Bismillaah before getting undresses; hijaabs and thowbs

21.

Getting Around: Land vehicles

land vehicles in Arabic and English

truck, car, bike

 

read about different types of land vehicles; math activities using vehicles (word problems, counting, sorting); draw picture of different types of vehicles; can also talk about use of animals as vehicles; sentences: I see a…… this is a…….

22.

Getting Around: Water & air vehicles

boat, plane, jet, etc

boat, plane, jet

 

read about different types of land vehicles; math activities using vehicles (word problems, counting, sorting); draw pictures; sort vehicles by how they travel, land, air, water; sentences: I see a…… this is a…….

23.

Things in my neighborhood

neighbor, neighborhood; specific store types

specific things in a neighborhood (park, store, etc)

 

draw an aerial map of neighborhood (or color one in); simple maps

24.

People in my neighborhood I

Islamic neighborhood people (imam, brothers, sisters, muadhdhin, elders

imam

 

talk about how to treat each person (give salaam); be respectful to elders, all muslims are our brothers and sisters;

25.

People in my neighborhood II

non Islamic people in neighborhood; occupations

   

being kind to neighbors whether they are muslim or not; giving gifts to neighbors; learn about different community workers

26.

Weather

weather words, including hot and cold in Arabic and English

sun, rain, cloud, snow

 

talk about and identify different types of weather: snowy, rainy, sunny, cloudy; track the weather daily with a weather graph and analyze it; draw what different types of weather looks like; could learn how to answer question, how is the weather in Arabic (and English)

27.

Outside my world

planet/universe vocabulary

sun, moon, earth

 

look at pictures of solar system, identify sun, moon, and earth;

 
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Posted by on December 10, 2009 in Preschool-Islamic

 

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Islamic Preschool Lessons

A while back, I stumbled across this site and meant to post (if I did, sorry for the duplicate)

http://www.islamicschoolresources.com/preschoolresource.htm

It has lessons for preschool Islamic Studies classes………..

 
 

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