Alexandra V.

Alexandra V.

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More About Me

Community: Magdalena
Grade: 6th
Birthday: 05/21/2008
Favorite Subject: Performing arts

Dream: To be a classroom teacher.

Biography: Hi, my name is Alexandra. I enjoy life a lot. I am 11 years old. I like to be with my brother, take care of him, and play with him. Sometimes my cousins come and we play ball. I like to do homework and to wake up early to go to school, learn new things, to build crafts. I currently really enjoy school life, to greet my teacher and to share time with my friends. I have a dog whose name is Riky and my cat’s name is Lul. I really enjoy my pets. I love them a lot and I give them a lot of love. I also really like books, stories, and jokes. I dream about being able to continue studying and graduate with a degree in education, in order to teach kids in a fun manner and make sure their learning is significant.

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