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K-1 Literature

Instructor: Helen Shaya

This K thru 1st grade course will focus on exploring children’s literature, a great passion of mine,
by reading a wide variety of books and poems together in class. Genres relating to family,
friends and folk tales will be included. The content or theme of the story/poem will be expanded
on with activities in different academic areas including:
● Art
● Creative Dramatics
● Science
● Math
● Narration (written and verbal)
● Cooking
● Handicrafts
● Music and Movement

Greetings! My name is Helen Shaya and I am excited to offer an opportunity for your
children to explore the different modes of communication, which include reading,
writing, listening and speaking. Our family has explored many, many books together
over the years. The conversations and activities that we have done together are by far
the most memorable experiences in their home education. I believe great literature
can be the glue that brings a family together.

I have home educated my own two children during their whole academic career. My
son is currently serving in the United States Air Force and my daughter is enrolled in
college classes, pursuing her passion. My experience also includes tutoring English
grammar, IEW (writing) for the Classical Conversations program and teaching various
co-op classes over the years. I earned a degree in Elementary Education and Early
Childhood at Moorhead State University in Moorhead, MN.

I serve a mighty God and have been serving Him for decades. I believe and trust in
Jesus Christ and share in His ministry to teach and bless the children and adults
He has entrusted me with. To Him be all honor, glory, and praise forever!

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