• Scholastic   - click on "Scholastic" for the info link!

    If you would like to order books for your child through Scholastic, you may do so online with our class code.  I am only doing online orders-no checks/paper flyer orders. The books will come to school and be sent home with your student.


    Happy Reading! books

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  • Social Studies project update.

    I was able to send home the info with my first class last Friday on the Social Studies project.  It did not go home with the 2nd class as we ran out of time. IT WILL GO HOME WITH MRS. FRIED'S HOMEROOM THURSDAY, SEPT 5. The due date will now be Sept 12th for my homeroom and  the 16th for Mrs. Fried's homeroom. We will be starting the unit Thursday when we return to school so they will get info on their tribe that they can use in class as well as research on their own at home.



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  •  If you have not done so already, please send in wired earbuds/headphones with your student so they have them for computer work!  They like having their own and we only have a few  provided for everyday classroom use. They are stored in ziplock bags with their name and they are the only one that uses the headphones that they bring in.

    Mrs. Fried’s and Mrs. Smith’s Supply List for 4th grade

    ❑ 3 plastic folders with pockets and prongs (red, yellow, blue)

    ❑ 1 pair of scissors

    ❑ 1 box of colored pencils

    ❑ 4 composition notebooks (hardcover with no designs)

    ❑ 1 package of expo markers (4 pack)

    ❑ 2 packages of number 2 pencils

    ❑ 2 reams of wide rule notebook paper

    ❑ 1 pair of earbuds

    ❑ 1 package of highlighters

    ❑ 1 bag of individually wrapped candy (starburst)

    Boys ❑ Band- Aids

    Girls ❑ Kleenex

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Mrs. Leslie Smith

Phone: 352-671-6820


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S Human Ecology The Ohio State University

Mrs. Leslie Smith

Welcome to 4th grade!  I am excited to be your teacher for ELA and Social Studies this year!  I am teaming with Mrs. Fried who will be teaching Math and Science.

I am originally from Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S in Human Ecology. I am currently working toward upgrading from a  temporary teaching certificate to the permanent teaching certificate-yay!  I have lived in Florida since 1994 and  Ocala since 2005.  I am married with two children.  My daughter, Lexie, is attending her 2nd year at FSU and my son, Logan, is a junior dual-enrolled at Forest and CF. My husband, Clark, is in the golf business. I have worked in our family golf business and have also worked at Eighth Street Elementary for 5 years as a long term sub, RTI para, and in-house sub. I have spent time in all grade levels and also worked with small groups and interventions.  I have been out of the school system for the past five years managing a golf course for the family, but am thrilled to be back with the kids teaching!

In my spare time, I enjoy visiting my daughter at college, watching her play tennis, going to my son's lacrosse games, shopping for great deals and reading with a good cup of coffee and going to the beach! :)

Parental involvement and support is the key to our student's success! If you haven't already noticed on this website site, I have a homework assignment posted for the PARENTS to do! I will have copies of the assignment at the orientation before school starts and sent home with your students if you were unable to make it for orientation.  This is just a way for me to get your perspective of your child's personality, learning style, likes/dislikes.  I will also be doing getting to know you activities with your children during the first week.  The better I understand your child, the more successful we can be!

If you have any questions, please reach out to me and we can set up a time for a personal or phone conference if it is something that needs to go beyond a check-in email.

 I look forward to meeting and speaking with everyone throughout the year! Go Mustangs!

Leslie Smith


4th grade ELA and Social Studies Maplewood Elementary 352-671-6820