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Writing in Runes

October 28, 2020 | Kate Streelman

We’ve learned many interesting things about Vikings and their lives!  We studied their ships, their weapons, and we have also learned how they write and practiced it ourselves.


Henry and Pietro practiced writing the names of the people in their families!

We have also had Viking runes in our morning messages.  When we come into the classroom, we have to solve who is first.

Can you figure out who is first today in the Moon Class?  Hint: the single line is an “i” and the backwards Y can be a “c” or a “k”.

If you’d like to read runes at home, here’s the Viking alphabet:

Kate Streelman

Lead Teacher, Fourth Grade

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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