Curriculum:

The kindergarten curriculum is designed to meet the needs of new learners. It prepares them for formal education and aims to help them make the most of their potential. The students are exposed to activities where they experience the beauty and joy of living and working with others. They are given challenging, satisfying and interesting experiences to help them acquire the basic skills needed to become competent at study and play. The emphasis of the program is placed on learning the basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics

It is therefore expected that at the end of the year, each pre-school and kindergarten pupil will have:

Science

Kindergarten:

The kindergarten science curriculum is aligned to the CCSS Standards. The course includes the study about earth and space, learning about the gravity and its effect on objects. The students will learn to identify the moon, sun, stars and the differences between the day and night. The students will explore the Earth and space by learning what gravity is and its effect on objects. Students identify the moon, Sun, and stars, and they learn the differences between day and night. The students are taught how to describe and explain the differences between different objects using the properties of an object. Students practice using categories to organize different objects and learn that objects change in many different ways over time. Pushes and pulls are discussed as a way to introduce the idea of force to the students. Sound and the movements that cause it are also explained. Finally, the students will explore biology by determining if a living being is a plant or an animal. They will describe the parts of a plant and what plants and animals require to live.

Grade 1:

This course follows CCSS Standards for 1st grade science. The students a provided an overview of many different types and aspect of science, including scientific inquiry, biology, physical science, and geology. The students will practice using their five senses to make observations of the world around, the basis of science. The students learn the difference between living and nonliving things based off of their properties. Plants are discussed, including different types of plants, their parts, and how they develop. Next, the students learn about animals, what they eat, where they live, and how they are different from plants. The students study the functions of the organs in their body, including the brain, heart, lungs, skeleton, skin, and stomach. Students explore the Earth, from the inside out, and study how the Earth changes through weathering, erosion, and earthquakes. Students will learn why day and night occur, and will learn about constellations in the night sky. The students will learn about what is matter, how to describe its properties, and the three states of matter.

Grade 2:

This class is aligned to CCSS Standards for 2nd grade science. While it covers many of the same topics covered in the previous science classes, it expands on these ideas, adding a greater depth of knowledge. Students will learn the basics of force, will explore gravity, and will learn about magnets. They will review the states of matter, while adding an explanation of how a substance changes from one state to another. The students will learn new things about plant and animals, including how they move, how they get food, and what keeps them safe from harm. Students will review the function of key organs in the human body, such as the brain, heart, muscles, and digestive system. In addition, students will learn about how to keep their body healthy through proper food, exercise, and avoiding germs when possible. Students will review the function and motion of the Earth, Moon, and stars. They will also learn about slow and fast land changes and fossils. Finally, the students will learn about weather, including the water cycle, the four seasons, and the types of severe weather they may experience.

Grade 3:

In accordance with CCSS Standards this course covers many types of science including physical science, biology, and earth science. The students start by reviewing the parts of plants and how they grow and change. Then they learn some new information about cells, how materials move through plants, and how plants reproduce. The students then move onto studying animals, including how they are grouped, how they use life-supporting substances, and how animals grow and change. The students learn about their senses and how their eyes, ears, nose, and taste buds work. Students will then learn about ecosystems; what they are, how they function, and how to protect them. Next the students expand on previous knowledge gained about how the Earth’s surface changes and the major parts of our solar system. They are introduced to new information about comets, asteroids, meteoroids, and the contributions of Galileo Galilei to astronomy. The students will then explore different types of energy such as light, sound, heat, and electricity. Finally, the students learn about the scientific method and use their knowledge to design and conduct an experiment.

Grade 4:

This class is aligned with CCSS State Standards for 4th grade science. It covers a variety of scientific topics, some of which have been covered in previous classes and some of which is new material. The students will review matter and its states, atoms and elements, and properties of matter. Students will learn about the special properties of metals, acids, and bases. They will also learn the differences between molecules, compounds, and mixtures. The students will review the solar system, the movement of the Earth, and the contributions of Galileo Galilei to our knowledge of astronomy. The students will learn about minerals and the different types of rocks, as well as investigate the rock cycle. They will learn the differences between renewable and nonrenewable resources. The students will review the life cycles and characteristics of both plants and animals. The students will learn about energy and the energy that we can harvest from the world around us like solar, heat, wind, and water. The students will explore how you hear, talk, and see, including a study of colors and why we see them. The students will learn about electricity and magnetism, including how they are used and the relationship between the two. They will explore the differences between speed, velocity, and acceleration. They will also learn about the laws of motion and how they apply to the world around us. The purpose of, and types of, machines will be studied so that students can understand that compound machines they see in lives. The students will also explore the application of scientific knowledge, technology. Finally, the students will review the scientific method and design and conduct their own scientific investigation.

Grade 5:

This course follows CCSS Standards for 5th grade science. The students will receive a broad overview of many different types of science in order to better understand the world around them. They will begin by reviewing the scientific method and the steps to designing a good experiment. The students will learn about galaxies and will review information about our solar system and the planets within it. They will learn about the water cycle and the causes of the weather we see around us. The students will learn that environmental changes can cause evolution in both plants and animals. They will review the major systems in the human body and then will learn about similarities between those systems and the parts of a plant. The students will learn about how the atomic theory has developed over time and will review the states of matter and the changes that matter can undergo. The law of conservation of energy will be learned, along with the types of energy transformations that commonly occur. The students will review electricity and will learn about its properties and uses in our lives. Finally, the students will review forces and Newton’s laws of motion.

Grade 6:

Sixth grade science explores fundamental life science concepts and basic investigative skills. The purpose of this course is to develop an awareness of the unique relationship among organisms and their interactions with the environment. All hands-on activities stress the scientific method of problem solving and allow students to see how experimentation and observation are the bases of scientific inquiry. Students learn to conduct scientific investigations, think scientifically, and use scientific tools and technologies. Students learn to communicate scientific information and processes, and understand how developments in science and technology affect society and the environment. The depth and breadth of concepts are determined by course length.

Mathematics

Kindergarten:

This course will help students sort, classify and order objects by size, number and other properties. Furthermore, students will apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to solve problems and connect number words and numerals to the quantities they represent using various physical models and representations. Student will learn to count with understanding and recognize “how many” in sets of objects. Student will recognize, describe, and extend patterns such as sequences of shapes and of simple numeric patterns and translate from one representation to another. Students will develop an understanding of the relative position and magnitude of whole numbers and of ordinal and cardinal numbers and their connections. Finally, students will understand the effects of adding and subtracting whole numbers.

Grade 1:

This course will help students develop the skills necessary to manipulate numbers, understand place value, add and subtract whole numbers, and compare numbers or objects. Furthermore, students will order and learn fractions concepts of addition and subtraction. Students will identify the geometric figures and plane figures, and learn about the calendar and time.

Grade 2:

This course will help students develop the skills necessary to manipulate numbers, add and subtract 2-and 3-digit numbers, place values, time, multiplication and division, and fractions. Students will be able to identify geometric figures, plane figures and patterns, and find perimeter.

Grade 3:

This course will help students develop the skills necessary to manipulate numbers, understand place value, add and subtract whole numbers, and compare, order and round. Moreover, grade 3 math concentrates on multiplication and division facts, which includes multiplying and dividing by 1-digit and 2- digit numbers. Also, students will understand decimals and fractions concepts. The students will learn to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions. The students will learn to identify geometric and plane figures, as well. Finally, the students will learn about money and time.

Grade 4:

This course will help students develop the skills necessary to manipulate numbers, understand place value, add and subtract whole numbers. Students will continue to learn multiplication and division facts, as well. Students will learn to collect, organize interpret and graph data. Moreover, students will multiply and divide by 1-digit and 2- digit numbers. Students will learn fractions concepts, in order to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions, and mixed numbers. Students will learn the number theory and patterns and identify geometric and plane figures. Finally, students will learn to find perimeter, surface area and volumes and study and understand decimals and place value.

Grade 5:

This course will help students develop the skills necessary to manipulate numbers. Students will learn place value, addition, subtraction. Furthermore, students will learn to multiply and divide whole numbers and learn about expressions and equations. Finally, students will understand how to add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals. At the end of the year, students will study the number theory and fractions concepts; such as: adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions and mixed numbers.

Grade 6:

This course will help students develop the skills necessary to manipulate numbers, multiply and divide whole numbers, write in exponent form, evaluate exponents, write decimals and place values. Also, students will add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals. They will learn integers, fractions, and mixed numbers and know the rules of divisibility. Finally, students will identify geometric and plane figures, and find perimeter.

English

Kindergarten (s)

Emphasis is on reading readiness, alphabet recognition, beginning sounds, learning to read phonetically, and comprehending what has been read. The student is involved in strengthening written and oral language, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

Elementary:

Students are immersed in a literature rich environment. The children grow in language development through reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students apply skills learned in previous years to develop the skills needed to succeed in

Grade 1:

Grade One Language Arts Program builds and prepares students with the beginning skills needed for later learning in the language arts. In grade one, students develop their knowledge of letters, words and sounds, so that they may read simple sentences. They identity basic facts and ideas to show their comprehension of what they have read, heard, or viewed. They learn strategies to understand text, and listen and respond to both fiction and non-fiction texts. They learn basic story elements and how to retell familiar stories. Grade one students also learn to write words and brief sentences that are legible, using their developing alphabetic knowledge.

Grade 2:

Grade Two Language Arts Program helps students be able to read and write more independently. Second grade students begin to learn how to decode letter patterns by using phonics, syllabication, and word parts. They work toward improvements in oral and silent reading. They learn a variety of comprehension strategies in order to read and understand grade level text, in both fiction and nonfiction. Second grade students learn to identify and describe the basic elements of a story. In grade two, students write coherent sentences and paragraphs that develop a central idea, and learn to use the writing process. They write narrative and expository descriptions of familiar objects and experiences.

Grade 3:

Grade Three Language Arts Program increases work-recognition fluency, deepens understanding of text, and increases writing proficiency. Third grade students continue to develop skills in decoding letter patterns using phonics, syllabications, and word parts. They work on achieving improvements in oral and silent reading. They develop better comprehension skills and strategies, in order to read and understand grade level text, in both fiction and nonfiction. Third gradestudents also learn to compare and contrast different plots, setting, and characters. In grade three, students write coherent sentences and paragraphs that develop a main idea. Students progress through the writing process. They write narratives based on familiar experiences and friends.

Grade 4:

Grade Four Languages Arts Program provides the continuing education learned in the last period of formal phonics instructions, and provides increasing emphasis on vocabulary development, comprehension strategies, and writing. Fourth grade students continue to improve in decoding multi-syllabic words and read with appropriate pacing, intonation and expression. They extend their literal and inferential comprehension of grade level material, and increase their ability to read in a variety of genres. Fourth grade students distinguish main ideas and supporting details, and are more cable to determine theme or author’s message in fiction and nonfiction text. In grade four, students write paragraphs that develop a topic sentence with supporting facts and details. They write narratives and descriptions with well-chosen details, and learn the correct format for writing personal.

Grade 5:

Grade Five Language Arts Program helps students move from learning to read to reading to learn in subject-matter content. Fifth grade students read increasingly complex narrative and expository texts and use appropriate pacing, intonation, and expression. They use appropriate comprehension strategies when reading for different purposes, and learn to compare and contrast information on the same topic after reading different texts. Students also learn to define and identity figurative language. In grade five, students write multiple-paragraph compositions, with an introduction, supporting paragraphs, and a conclusion. They write narratives, responses to literature, informational reports, and summaries.

Grade 6:

Grade Six Language Arts Program continues to ensure that students are prepared to read complex narrative and expository texts in subject-matter areas. Sixth grade students discern main ideas, concepts, and evidence in text. They continue to learn how to identify conflict and resolutions in fiction, and understand and recognize themes, as well as common literary devices. In grade six, students write effective multiple-paragraph narrative and expository compositions. They write formal introductions, use supporting evidence, and summarize important ideas in a conclusion. They write narratives, responses to literature, research reports, and persuasive compositions.

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Basic communication skills in Arabic and in English

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Creative and critical thinking skills

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Social skills

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Independence