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Pop Go the Words

November 11, 2020 | Kate Streelman

What does reading look like in first grade?  It can look different every day, but one of the things we work on are sight words!  Our favorite sight word game is Pop!  In Pop, you have a bag full of words and some of those words are “pop!”  If you pull out a word and read it correctly, you get to keep it!  If you can’t remember the word, you put it back in your bag for another time.  But, if you pull out a “pop”, you have to put all your words back in the bag!

To get our bags full of words, we went on a word scavenger hunt around the classroom:

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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