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       Welcome to 1st grade!  My name is Mrs. Kessler and I will be your teacher this year.  I hope you are having a fun summer, and I can't wait to hear all about your adventures!  We will begin this school year differently than we usually do.  But we will still have fun and learn together, and I can't wait to meet you!  This year we will focus on being flexible, working as a team, and taking care of each other.
     
       Let me tell you a little about myself.  I have been a teacher for 22 years.  In my free time, I like to run, spend time with friends, and READ!  My husband and I have two daughters.  Meghan is 14 and will be starting 9th grade.  Molly is 11 and going into 6th grade.  We also have a 1 year old puppy named Otto.  Our family stays busy with many activities, and we love spending time together.  This summer we enjoyed a week at the beach in the Outer Banks, North Carolina.  
     
       I hope you enjoy the last few weeks of summer with YOUR friends and family.  I can't wait to "see" you on Tuesday, September 8th!
     
     Arizona