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    Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

    Welcome to 3rd grade at Earlywine Elementary!  I am excited about getting to know each and every one of you and your family!  I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself.  My name is Jessica Smith.  I grew up in the Moore School District and consider it a blessing to teach in this exceptional school system.  I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  This will be my seventh year to teach and I consider it a huge honor to work with the staff, parents, and students here at Earlywine.  My favorite thing about being a teacher is getting the opportunity to watch each of my students grow academically, independently, and socially throughout the school year.    

    My life is continually full of joy as I watch my little boy, Cody, grow up…way too fast!  Cody is 18 months old and is the center of mine and my husband’s world!  I absolutely love watching him grow, learn, and discover the world around him every day.  Becoming a mother has caused my heart to overflow with more love than I ever thought possible.  We also love spoiling our fur baby, Lily.  She is our sweet miniature schnauzer; weighing in at about 7 pounds with quite the personality!  She and Cody have become best friends.  I am a born and raised Sooner fan and enjoy heading down to Norman when we get a chance for home football and basketball games.  This summer our little family traveled to Destin, Florida where Cody got to spend a week running up and down the beach!  I love traveling and hope to continue visiting many more places in the future.  When I have time I also enjoy trying out new cooking recipes on friends and family, especially sweet treats! 

    Third grade will be a very busy but exciting time in your child’s education.  Your student will be learning multiplication, expanding their vocabulary and writing skills, and reading more than ever.  My hope is that your child will be respected, motivated, and challenged in my classroom.  With all of us working together, we are sure to have a successful year! 
                                                      Sincerely,
                                                     Mrs. Smith