Middle School

Following the Common Core Curriculum, students take ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Students in 8th grade take Algebra 1 and Earth Science, followed by the NYS Regents Exams. All students take Arabic, Islamic Studies, and Quran classes. During this transitional time, students continue to grow and develop their personalities. Al-Mamoor School inspires and motivates students to acquire the skills they need to succeed in High School and beyond.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR WORK IN THE CLASSROOM

6TH GRADE

English Language Arts
In 6th Grade, the Language Arts curriculum will be aligned with the Common Core curriculum. Students will mainly focus on spelling, grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, poetry and writing. We are constantly working to improve students’ writing skills by implementing daily journal entries, writing prompts that focus on varied styles of writing. Students shall receive one on instruction and do many grammar activities. In class, we focus on reading strategies and how to organize information and be active learners.

Math
In 6th Grade Mathematics, we will be following the Common Core curriculum, instructional time should focus on (1) Number Properties and Decimals, (2) Expressions and Equations, (3) Number Theory, (4) Fraction Operations, (5) Ratio and Percents, (6) Integers and Rational Numbers, (7) The Coordinate Plane, (8) Geometry and Measurement, (9) Data and Graphs

Science
This year students will learn from the various studies of science including life, earth, and physical science. Some of the major topics our course will touch upon are listed below:
Classification systematics of living organisms, ecology, organization of the cell and its processes, genetics, Earth-Moon system, solar system, the changing Earth, and physics.
We will be learning from various books, live demonstrations, and outdoor trips in shaa Allah.

Social Studies
Students shall be able to recall a chronological history of our world which includes Early Civilizations (70,000 B.C.), Various Kingdoms (3100 B.C.), Religions, Technology, Expansion (1700 B.C.), World Wars (1914) and Modern Era. Students shall learn geography, citizenship, study, reading and thinking skills in social studies that will allow them to develop their own perspectives.

Islamic Studies
Students shall be able to:
– Read the lessons
– Study and understand the meaning of the vocabulary
– Change sentences from masculine to feminine
– Learn to have a conversation in Arabic

Quranic Studies
Students shall be able to
– Articulate all of the letters of the Arabic Alphabet with proper Makharij.
– Familiarize with, understand, and apply Ghunnah Ikhfa and Idhaar.
– Know the general meanings of the verses they memorize.
– Memorize the 99 names of Allah.

7TH GRADE

Quran
The students will, Inshallah, be learning different Surahs in all classes. Some of which include: Ar-Hadid, Al-Waqiah, & Ar-Rahman

English Language Arts
Students will learn to (1) respond to literature at an academic level by developing their critical thinking and inference abilities, (2) write research papers based on novels and other academic work by learning the standard procedure of writing employed in high school and college, (3) develop the command of grammar by working on their specific areas of concern reflected in their classwork and Homework.

Math
In Grade 7 we will be following the new common core curriculum, instructional time should focus on (1) Decimals and Integers,(2) Exponents, Factors and Fractions, (3) Operations with Fractions, (4) Equations & Inequalities (5) Ratios, Rates, and Proportions (6) Percents, (7) Geometry, (8) Measurement, (9) Patterns and Rules, (10) Graphing in the co-ordinate plane (11) Displaying and Analyzing Data and (12) Probability.

Science
In Seventh Grade we will be working on: 1) Life: Structure and Function; 2) Life: Changes and Interactions; 3) Earth: A dynamic Planet; 4) Foundations of Chemistry and 5) Exploring the Universe

Social Studies
In social studies program, students shall be able to compare and contrast well known personalities, empires, and cultures. Students shall be able to link geography with economics so they can use it to develop and draw relationships and understandings between social, cultural, political and historical aspects of life. Students shall also be able to develop their own perspectives in history.

Islamic Studies
The units the students will be covering this year in Islamic Studies are the following:
– Allah’s Message and Messengers
– Journey to the Hereafter
– Islam Prevails over Arabia
– Muslim Life Style
– Zakah and Charity

Arabic
The students will –Insha’Allah- work on: (1) Reading lessons (2) Conversations (3) Questions about the lessons (4) The types of verbs and how we change from the past to present (5) Change the sentence from singular to plural (6) Change the sentence from masculine to feminine and (7) learning Arabic verbs.

8TH GRADE

English Language Arts
Students will learn to (1) respond to literature by developing critical thinking and inference skills, (2) examine literary elements 3) write in well-developed ways using various materials (4) prepare for the statewide exams and 5) analyze the text that are read in class and relate them to the teachings in Islam to find thematic connections between literature and religion.

Social Studies
Students shall be able to recall a chronological history of our world which includes early civilizations, kingdoms, religions, technology, U.S. expansion, World Wars (1914) and Modern Era. Students shall learn geography, citizenship, study, reading, and thinking skills that will allow them to develop their own perspective.

Quran
Students shall be able to articulate all of the letters of the Arabic alphabet, they will be familiar with, understand, and apply various rules of Tajweed and cover basic

Math
In 8th Grade Algebra, we will be following the new common core curriculum, instructional time will focus on (1) relationships between quantities, (2) linear relationships, (3) exponential and quadratic relationships, (4) advanced functions and equations, (8) and data analysis.

Science
In 8th Grade Earth Science, we will be focusing on (1) Earth’s composition, size, shape, and history (2) mapping, (3) rocks and minerals, (4) weathering, erosion, deposition and landforms, (5) earthquakes and plate tectonics, (6) Astronomy, (7) Meteorology and Climate.

Arabic
Students will be learning 1) new words, 2) answer questions, 3) converse based on different scenarios, 4) learn grammar and numbers.

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