Students work on reading the Quran with fluency, proper makharij and learn the rules of Tajweed. In addition, students will work individually with the teacher on Quran memorization. This is a foundation course to prepare students to be fluent readers.
Toobaa's Tarbiyyah (Islamic upbringing) Program is designed to enrich responsibility, consideration, patience and other character traits which empower young girls to be active and productive members of society. These traits are introduced, with emphasis on Islamic aspects, through fun and creative methods such as crafts and movements. Students are encouraged to practice these traits not only in the program but throughout the day and at home with the cooperation and support of parents and family members.
This introductory course in Hebrew focuses on the fundamentals of speaking. As with any beginning language course, the focus is on practical skills relevant to the daily lives of students. Students in this course should prepare themselves for a considerable amount of memorization. The goal for each student is a high degree of active proficiency in the areas of listening, and speaking. Culture, art, and history are contextualized in the lessons so that students acquire a broader understanding of the usefulness of Hebrew in a global society. Although at an elementary level, students learn the issues of number, gender, and case; to describe people and things, talk about their school subjects, express courtesies, count and express time, discuss daily life, activities, and hobbies, order food, identify objects related to the home, use basic verb paradigms to express actions.
This course is a structured yet enjoyable initiation into the mastery of a second language. Students will learn to spell and ask for directions from the teacher in the language of instruction. The goal for each student is a high degree of active proficiency in the areas of speaking, writing, listening, and reading. Students learn the issues of number, gender, and case; to describe people and things, talk about their school subjects, identify Arabic-speaking countries on a map, express courtesies, count and express time, discuss daily life, activities, and hobbies, order food, identify objects related to the home, use basic verb paradigms to express actions. Students' mastery of the language is also supported by an exciting, structured online Arabic program. Students have 24 hours access to this program and can more through the program according to their pace.
The reading program fosters a confident attitude towards reading and pleasure in books. Reading skills are addressed with many different approaches including phonics, dictation, and sight vocabulary. The program emphasizes comprehension and oral reading with fluency and expression. Listening skills, handwriting, vocabulary, creative expression, journal writing, and spelling are integral parts of the program. Students become confident and fluent readers and creative writers by the end of the academic school year.
Girls work with a variety of manipulative materials. They develop an understanding of mathematical operations and the functions they perform, as well as an understanding of the number system as a whole. The Toobaa program emphasizes mastery of addition and subtraction with whole numbers and the significance and use of numbers in counting, measuring, comparing, and ordering. Students have experiences with approximation and estimation and are helped to develop criteria for determining whether an answer makes sense. They have extensive exposure to solving word problems, focusing on incorporating a vast array of strategies.
Toobaa girls discover science is an exciting subject where they can discover the who, what, where, when and why of their world. Through observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation children are taught to think for themselves, and ask questions in a bright, cheerful, nurturing, hands-on environment. All children participate in a science project annually. Students learn to carefully observe, gather evidence, make predictions, determine the causes of events, and generally make sense of the world.
A comprehensive science curriculum is incorporated in elementary grade levels. It includes basic Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy and Physics. Fundamental concepts are introduced and will begin to form a solid science foundation. Upon completion students will be able to answer questions such as:
* What is an atom?
* What is a molecule?
* What is a pure substance
* What is a mixture?
* What are the parts of plants and animals?
* What are the major organs in a human?
* How do we classify living things?
* What is inside a cell?
* What is energy?
* How is energy converted?
* What is force and work?
* What is an electromagnet?
* What is a solar eclipse and more.
Commencing with a study of the fundamental needs of all humanity: food, clothing, and shelter, the curriculum progresses to a discovery of how these needs compare with the lives of people in different cultures, focusing on Saudi Arabia and Japan. The students participate in both independent and cooperative group projects as they come to understand that a comparison considers both similarities and differences. Films, guest speakers, and field trips supplement the curriculum
The Healthy Active Living education Program addresses the whole person and includes physical mental, social and emotional growth experiences. It requires students' daily participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Students will learn movement techniques and principles, ways to improve personal fitness and physical competence, and safety and injury prevention strategies. The revival of the sunnah sports are emphasized most especially. Girls learn swimming, horse-back riding and archery. Additionally they are introduced to taekwondo, ice-skating, yoga exercises and palliates. Additionally, students practice many skills such as throwing and catching, jumping and landing, dribbling and volleying and kicking. All sports and developmentally appropriate movements in this program are within Islamic guidelines. Students also investigate issues related to the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances and will participate in activities designed to develop goal setting, communication, and social skills.
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