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How Many Now?

April 28, 2021 | Kate Streelman

First graders are working with tens!  They use ten frame cards and cubes in towers of ten to do addition and subtraction games.  Check out their work:

Henry, Naomi, and Mya play How Many Now?  They flip over two cards (with numbers 10-100) and subtract the smaller number from the larger one.  Henry and Mya are playing with towers of 10 cubes.  Naomi and Mya are playing with ten frame cards!

Cameron and Dominick are also playing How Many Now? with cubes.  They flip their cards, build their towers, and subtract!

On Zoom, students also did some adding of numbers.  They even tried challenges with tens up to 190!

Kate Streelman

Lead Teacher, First Grade Moon Class

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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