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Welcome to our 5th grade website! My name is Nicole Thomas and this is my 6th year at Carpenter. While I've taught at Carpenter for 5 years; I taught at Pattengill in Ann Arbor for three years prior to coming to Carpenter. I've also taught Kindergarten and 5th grade in Allen Park School District. I grew up in Virginia but moved to Michigan for high school and college. I attended Michigan State for my Bachelor's Degree, University of Michigan for my Masters in Education and am currently working on an Ed. Specialist degree in K-12 Administration. My heart lies with Michigan State, which is a bit of a conundrum living and teaching in Ann Arbor, but I root for Michigan as long as they're not playing State. Some of my passions are sports, being active, reading, and concerts; I hope to get to know each of my student's passions and incorporate those into our classroom lessons. I'm very much looking forward to teaching at Carpenter again and meeting each of my students and his or her family. I organized this website to provide a means for communication as well as a common place to find updates, tips for homework, suggestions for educational games and notice of upcoming events.