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Hudson Hike Happiness!

October 27, 2021 | Kate Streelman

Last Friday, the Kindergarten and First Grade went on their first ever Hudson Hike!  It was a beautiful day for a hike.  We started the day with a bus ride, keeping our eyes open for the Great Grey Bridge and the Little Red Lighthouse.

After arriving at the hike, we sat down for snack and saw the most amazing sight- a bald eagle!  It flew overhead and perched in a tree.  We watched it as we ate our snack and prepared for our hike. Later, it ate its own snack: a fish!

On the hike, we got to search for worms, check out mushrooms and plants, go on scrambles and see the (underwater) beaches.

The Hudson Hike requires stamina for walking, bravery for scrambling, and curiosity for exploring and the first graders thrived in these areas!

If you want to see more, check out the Seesaw posts from that day or flip through the slideshow below!

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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