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Field and Forest Fun

November 18, 2020 | Kate Streelman

Leaves may be the best part of fall!  If you don’t believe that, check out the fun that the first graders had last week with a giant leaf pile at the park.  They may have left dirty, but their hearts were happy!

An important part of Field and Forest Friday is the chance to just get out into nature, to get dirty, and have fun.  That’s exactly what happened!  Students collaborated in building the pile even bigger.  They took turns leaping into it.  They respected classmates who didn’t want to get leaves tossed at them and joyfully threw them in the air and all around!

Kate Streelman

Lead Teacher, Fourth Grade

Kate Streelman is passionate about teaching. In second grade, she decided that when she grew up, she would be a teacher and she has written proof of this goal! She is a graduate of Eastern Christian Schools and Calvin College. Ms. Streelman grew up in suburban New Jersey and has greatly enjoyed moving closer to New York City. Prior to teaching at Mustard Seed, she taught in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Kate joined the staff as a first grade teacher in 2017. Every year brings new experiences, excitement, and challenges, and Ms. Streelman looks forward to them all. A shy student growing up, Ms Streelman loves the community of Mustard Seed and how easy it is to be a part of it. She also likes to find ways to help all students feel like they are a part of that community.

Outside of school, Ms Streelman loves to read, doodle and paint, and spend time with friends and family. She enjoys exploring the area, finding new places to eat and relax, and just going for walks.

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