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What About Water?

September 23, 2020 | Kate Streelman

Our first science study is a study of water!  We have begun our examinations of the properties of water in the Moon class.

We used cups, spoons, straws and more to dive into a bucket of water and see what there was to be discovered.  We tried to use our senses (other than taste) as we played and learned.


Henry used a popsicle stick to try to lift water!                Naomi used a straw and pipet in her water.


Riley put his pipet IN his straw!                                            Dominick scooped water with a cup.


Later, we explored water drops!  We discovered that you can push them together, break them apart, and stack them on a penny.  We also learned that this is called cohesion!


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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