Welcome to Arabic 4

Assalamu alaikum

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity of teaching Arabic to your 4th grader.  

The students then brainstormed some class rules for the year:
  • Say Assalamu alaikum when you enter the class
  • Respect each other
  • Don't lie
  • No hurting others with words or physically
  • No chewing gum
  • No side conversations. Raise your hand to talk
  • No electronics in class 
My goals for this year (we will go as far as we can go):
  • Building on the grammar they learned last year (question words, prepositions, tanween, pronouns, past/present tense verbs)
  • Learning new vocabulary words per lesson
  • Writing, spelling, and composition
  • Verbal expression
  • Memorizing and translating surat al-Qadr and then the entire tahiyyat (both halves).   My plan for memorization is to teach one aya or phrase of the tahiyyat per week. 

As for homework, my goal is that your child will spend no more than 30 minutes per week.  I expect that homework will have two components - one Arabic and one Quran:
  • Arabic - I will choose one activity from the above (either a writing or reading exercise) which can be completed in one sitting
  • Quran - I do ask that if possible have them work on the Quran memorization every day.  One way you can make it a habit, is that when you pray jamaah, recite Al-Qadr as one of the short surahs and ask your child at the end of the prayer, what is your aya of the week?what does it mean?  and repeat every day until they have it nailed down for the week.  
We are looking forward to meeting you all over the course of the year.