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Current Students of Alef,b… in Arlington, VA


School address:
Marymount University 
2807 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207

Contact: Michelle Tager
301 919 4481

michelletager@alefb.org

WELCOME  TO ALEF, B… The playful way to learn the Arabic language and culture

                         

Each student will receive a booklet every week. In order to make copies of this booklet, the teachers need to collect $15 per child for the whole session. Please do not forget to give this to your teacher the first day of class.
 
No homework for children unless specified by teacher. Parents’ homework is to review with their child the booklet in the folder and to speak Arabic at home as much as possible.
Non-Arabic speaking parents: just take time to review the booklet and ask questions to your child. Be involved and show interest.

Snack is provided by the parents. Snack is a moment of intense communication in Arabic and used as such by our teachers. It is also a moment of cultural exchange, therefore please bring Arabic food (arouss/sandwich in Pita bread with Labneh, Jam, Honey, holiday pastries etc..). Remember it’s not a meal. 

Location and Directions

Marymount University, 2807  North Glebe Road, Arlington.
Parents should enter the campus from Glebe Road.
Check in at the guard house.
Park in lot next to guard house.
Walk from parking lot towards chapel
then make a slight right and head to Gailhac hall.
go up a flight of steps and then to the classrooms # 2001, G110, 2011


School year 2017-2018 schedule

Every Saturday, 10:30am to 12:30pm
Every Sunday,   2pm to 4pm

Start date: October 7-8
End date: June 16-17 
Days off:

November 25-26, 2017
December 23-24,2017
December 30-31, 2017
Feb 17-18, 2018
March 24-25, 2018
March 31, April 1, 2018
May 26-27, 2018

 

Supply list

Stationary and more:

Please give your child a stationery box or pouch with a pencil, an eraser, a sharpener, a box of coloring pencils (no permanent markers or crayons), a glue stick, a pair of scissors, a dry erase marker medium, any color.

Also please bring a two-pocket folder of any color with a notebook and a clear plastic sheet with a white paper in it to be used as a magic board, and a pocket tissue pack.

 

News & Events

Orientation meeting for new parents 

to be determined

End of year performance

to be determined

Teachers Contacts

Teacher: Ms. Kamala  kka2013a@gmail.com 


Past Pictures: 


    


Sunday from 10:30am to 12:30pm

5- 7 years old- Teacher: Rajaa Maysaud  rajaa.mayssaud@gmail.com 

8 to 12 years old: Teacher: Farah Nashar farahnashar@hotmail.com

12  to 16 years old: Teacher Abir Fahel abirfahel1@gmail.com


Weekly lessons

 

Saturday October 18, 2014 

Class of Ms. Abir Fahel  -- 4 to 6 years old 

Learning Outcomes:

Gains in Academic content and/or cultural knowledge/theme:

Learning the concept of Family : العائلة  

أب - أم -  (بابا - ماما ) - أختي - أخي

Learning about gender in Arabic    صبي - بنت

Gains in communicative proficiency:

Learning how to introduce family members :

هذا بابا

هذه ماما

Learning how to express oneself as ( I am a boy - I am a girl)

أنا صبي - أنا بنت

أنا صبي هي بنت

أنا بنت هو صبي

Gains in accuracy: Form (pronunciation or spelling, vocabulary, grammatical structures)

Visual recognition of the words:

بابا - ماما

صبي - بنت 

.

Ms.Abir's Notes:

We reviewed the last lessons : the letter Alef and the words Arnab - Ananas, the letter Ba'a and the words Benet - Battah - Batteekh

We reviewed   1 - 2 (Wahed - ethnan).

We learned about family members.

We learned the gender identity.

We listened to( Min Esmo ) song.

We played a game (meen saby- meen benet)

We learned a new song about family (the kids loved a lot: )

For next week:
Please review:
Please bring: 

Class of Ms. Farah Nashar -- 6 to 9 years old

Learning Outcomes:
Gains in Academic content and/or cultural knowledge/theme:

My House, part 2.غرفة  غرفة النوم. غرفة الطعام  غرفة الجلوس  الحمام   المطبخ 

Gains in communicative proficiency:

 Use colors preference to paint parts of  the house:

انا أحب اللون 
                                     لوني المفضل 

Gains in accuracy: Form (pronunciation or spelling, vocabulary, grammatical structures)

Letter ت  that comes in the words جدة  تالة .....etc 

Halloween  ة  : we find it at the end of the word & and it is somehow silent.

Ms. Farah’s Notes:

For next week:
Please review: please go over the worksheets we did at class.

Please bring: A picture of your favorite room in your house.

Sunday October 12, 2014

Class of Ms. Rajaa Mayssaud -- 5 to 7 years old

Learning Outcomes:
Gains in Academic content and/or cultural knowledge/theme:

Learning About the family 

الاسره : أنا -أمي - ابي - أختي - اخي. 

Gains in communicative proficiency:

Learning how to introduce our family

هذا ابي اسمه ... وهو صبي

هذه أمي اسمها ... وهي بنت

أنا اسمي ... و أنا بنت / صبي

Gains in accuracy: Form (pronunciation or spelling, vocabulary, grammatical structures

Learning how to write أمي   أبي .

We reviewed حرف ب 

 الأرقام و لمحه سريعة الألف با 

Ms. Rajaa’s Notes:

We played a game about صبي او بنت

The kids wrote and colored the family members

We played a challenging game 

I read أكل الصبي بطيخ مع ابيه

أكلت البنت أناناس مع أمها 

The kids had to write or draw what they understand from the sentence. 

We had a great result .most of the kids drew the fingers correctly . That means that they understood what I was reading. 

It was my pleasure working with your kids . They were amazing.

For next week:

Please review:  the family

Please bringa family picture

Class of Ms. Farah Nashar -- 6 to 9 years old

Learning Outcomes:

Our theme for this year is ( I can read & write Arabic ) reading and writing will be our main goal for the 2014-2015 year . I believe all the students have the potentials to hit the set target or bench mark by the end of the year 

Gains in Academic content and/or cultural knowledge/theme:

Review of the Arabic alphabet and how letters connect in Arabic.

About me: my ID card

Gains in communicative proficiency:

we worked on our ID card . The ID card form was sent today with the students home 

Gains in accuracy: Form (pronunciation or spelling, vocabulary, grammatical structures):

We wrote decoded and read few words , with the concentration on the letter (ا ) .
Then all the students worked hard and they were able to read a full sentence :) 
أخذ ابي ، أمي اخي و اختي الى حفل فصل  الخريف .

Ms. Farah’s Notes:

                 

For next week:
Please review:  worksheets and note book 
Please bring: Plz complete your ID card and add a personal photo to the form . Next Sunday each student will do a small presentation using his / her ID card . 
Thank you so much & have a good week :)

Class of Ms. Abir Fahel -- 12 to 16 years old

Learning Outcomes:
Gains in Academic content and/or cultural knowledge/theme:

Learning all Days of the Week .

Gains in communicative proficiency:

Learning  how to use Question Words in Arabic:

ماذا - أين - كم - من

Gains in accuracy: Form (pronunciation or spelling, vocabulary, grammatical structures)

We covered the letters (ب - ت - ث ) with signs and the vowels creating new words.

We read from our story book Dunia fi Lubnan.

Ms. Abir’s Notes:

We reviewed the days we learned last week.

We reviewed the adverbs اليوم - أمس - غداً .

We learned the whole days of the week.

We read from our story book and we did some work sheets about it.

We played games with ( fakik - rakkib) the words.

For next week:
Please review: Parents please make sure that your kids do their  homework :)

Please bringNotebooks for writing practice.

Snack 

Please note that we are not having a collective snack anymore. If you want your child to eat  during the 10 minutes break please provide a light snack, preferably middle eastern :)
However, the teachers will be organizing a collective snack once every month in the Alefb tradition, whereby each parent would bring a middle eastern specialty for the kids to try.
Stay tuned for your teacher's instructions on this matter.


  

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