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Hey there! I'm Nichole.

Much of my life is spent with fifth graders, and I love it. We have loads of fun, and I try to share my experiences here on my site. 

The past few years have been challenging, but together, we can support our kids and make learning fun too. 

Besides teaching, I have a few hobbies. You can learn more about me over on my About Me page. 

‘If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.’ –Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Estrada

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