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Spelling Practice Again

May 12, 2021 | Kate Streelman

Spelling continues on Thursday and Friday with two new tasks!

Thursday is a choice day.  Students in the Moon class can choose Rainbow Writing (pictured above).  Using rainbow scratch art paper, students see how many times they can write their spelling words and what colors appear!

They can also choose to write sentences using each of their words.  Some like to challenge themselves to fit 2 or even 3 words into one sentence!

They can also choose to do splart- see Naomi’s picture below!  Instead of coloring in a picture, you use words to fill in the empty space.  Naomi drew a face.

On Friday we do a spelling check.  Students partner up and quiz each other on their words.  Some partners correct each others work, but all partnerships end with a “good job” for their hard work!

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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