Letters to Parents

End of week 2 at home

Hello to everyone,

I reached out to all of you by phone yesterday.  It was nice talking to those of you I could reach.  Please reach out to me if there is any way I can help you.  I enjoyed hearing how you are helping your child learn at home.  Most parents seems to have enough work to stay busy with.  I am eager to see the children's work.  

Next week, on April 6, Ms. Lowe will have the school open so that you can drop off completed work and pick up more work.  I am working hard to find fun at-home activities and provide you with the materials you need.  It would be so exciting to get back to school as soon as possible.  

Here are some additions to websites I have already recommended.  Send pictures, or save pictures or writing that your child does to show learning.  jschaedle@resurrectionschool.org

   `   Day 6: Pond
   `   Day 8: Stars
   `   Day 9: Empathy and Kindness
   `   Day  10: Measurement
   `   Day 12:  Rainbows
   `   Day 14:  Animal Life Cycles

YouTube - HomeschoolPop
   `   Antonyms (opposites)
   `   Coins for Kids

YouTube - Jack Hartman
   `   The Money Song/Penney, Nickel, Dime, Quarter
   `   When 2 Vowels Go Walking/Phonics Song for Kids
   `   Silent E/Phonics Song for Kids
   `   Digraphs/Phonics Song for Children
   `   Chunk It/Phonics Song for Kids

End of Week 3 at home

posted Apr 5, 2020, 3:15 PM by Jan Schaedle

Hello everyone!
I pray that all is well with you and your family.  I wish we were going back to school tomorrow.  We will just have to hope for May 4.  I was in the classroom this week assembling work-at-home-bundles.  It was lonely and quiet and I missed all of the kids even more.  

I hope you enjoy the activities I am sending home.  Pick up is Monday, April 6 from 8:30-10:15
Read Ms. Lowe's newsletter for more work turn-in information.

Here are some fresh online resources:
YouTube - Goodnight with Dolly     Each week Dolly Parton reads a new bedtime story
storytimefromspace.com   -  Astronauts read children's books and conduct science experiments from 
classroommagazines.scholastic.com    Week 4 has been added
sn1.scholastic.com      Use this code to Log In and read Scholastic News online, watch videos, play games
                                        code:   dipstove1253        Also has a link to Science Spin

Have a blessed week.   Stay healthy!
Mrs. Schaedle

Week 1 at Home

posted Mar 22, 2020, 7:47 AM by Jan Schaedle

Hello everyone!
I pray this finds you well.  It was nice seeing so many of you last Monday.  How is the work going?  Please email
me at jschaedle@resurrectionschool.org.  Send pics of your child's work or fun projects they are doing at home.  
Baking cookies can count as measurement! Making jello is Science!  I have been working to find new, fun, 
educational online sources for you and your child.  Please share anything you find with me.  And even though it is chilly, 
try to get outside and get the wiggles out.  I'll post more resources next weekend.

Miss Megan's Camp Kindergarten on Facebook
Home Safari Zoo live on Facebook @3pm M-F

A Tooty Ta song by Dr. Jean (good fun)
Jack Hartman (great action and learning)
Science with Duggee:  
    Duggee's Best Bits (Solar system, water cycle, fossils, trees...)
    Wonderful Weather (good review and pictures, most students did not know what hail looks like)
Homeschool Pop:
     Urban, Suburban, Rural Communities    First and Second Grade Social Studies Lesson  (we just began this topic)
     Continents of the World  (we constantly review this)
     Coins for Kids (we just began this topic)
     Good and Services  (follows our lesson on Needs and Wants)

cincymuseum.org       go to wonderzone


posted Jan 3, 2020, 4:34 PM by Jan Schaedle


posted 5 minutes ago by Jan Schaedle
I want to wish everyone a healthy and happy New Year.  School will be back into full swing January 6.  I am finally having my hip replaced on January 7 and will be on Medical Leave until mid-February.  The students will be in good hands while I am on the mend.  Mrs. Shannon Davis will take my place teaching and Ms. Werner will be here to assist.  The children have met Mrs. Davis and they will get along just fine.  I will miss everyone while I am gone.

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posted Jan 3, 2020, 4:31 PM by Jan Schaedle

Ten Reasons to Read to Your Child

1.  Because when you hold them and give them attention, they know you love them.
2.  Because reading to them will encourage them to become readers.
3.  Because children's books today are so good that they are fun even for adults.
4.  Children's books' illustrations often rank with the best, giving them a lifelong feeling for good       art.
5.  Books are one way of passing on moral values to them.  Readers know how to put                
     themselves in others' shoes.
6.  Because, until they learn to read themselves, they will think you are magic.
7.  Because every teacher and librarian they will ever encounter will thank you.
8.  Because it's nostalgic.
9.  Because, for that short space of time, they will stay clean and quiet.
10. Because, if you do, they will let you read in peace.

from The U*N*A*B*A*S*H*E*D Librarian Magazine, No. 39


posted Dec 1, 2019, 2:13 PM by Jan Schaedle

Dear Parents,

It's hard to believe that December is here already.  We have lots to do in a short time!  Welcome to our new first grader, Alaycia.  We are enjoying having her in our class and getting to know her.

The Christmas Program will be on Thursday, December 12 at 7pm.  We look forward to seeing you there.

I will be checking with the students on Friday to see if the students can tell me their address.  
The following Friday I will check to see if the students can tie their shoes.

There is no school on December 20.  On the the afternoon of December 19 Literacy Network will have a Christmas party with our students.  Please do not send treats.

I will have my hip replacement surgery on January 7 and will be out of school for 5 weeks.  The students will meet the Substitute Teacher on Dec. 11.  Ms. Werner will be in the classroom helping and teaching Reading group as usual.

Please send Baby Wipes to school if you can.  We have lots of Chlorox wipes but we need something gentle for our sticky fingers after Art projects. Thank you!

Happy Holidays!

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posted Nov 1, 2019, 7:54 AM by Jan Schaedle

November 1, 2019

Now that cooler weather is upon us the kiddies are bringing jackets and hats to keep warm.  PLEASE put your child's name in the coats.  One day we spent 20 minutes trying to straighten out which jacket belonged to which child.  

Miss Lisa has been coming to our class once a week to teach Mindfulness.  The children are learning to recognize and name their feelings.  They are learning how to tune in to their bodies and how to calm themselves.  It's remarkable.

Next week I will be out of town Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday.  I will be here Thursday.  On Friday I am having an epidural steroid injection in my back to hopefully help my legs feel better.  Mrs. Werner will be the Substitute Teacher on these days.  

Thursday, November 7 is Picture Day!  Be sure to send your money if you wish to purchase pictures.


September 20, 2019

posted Sep 20, 2019, 4:33 AM by Jan Schaedle

The first graders have been working hard brushing up on the skills they learned in Kindergarten.  We reviewed numbers to 10 and practiced the correct way to write numbers.  We are reviewing the alphabet and sounds, blending letter sounds to decode words, and the correct way to write letters.  We learned abut nouns and next week we will learn action words, or verbs.  We have learned that God created us and the world around us and that we are special and God loves us always.  We learned a song about butterflies to show how happy we are that God made us.  We have learned about rules and responsibilities at home, school and in the community.  The children especially love story time and I can tell the parents are reading to the children at home and asking questions about the story.

Next week we will celebrate the birthday of Johnny Appleseed.  We will make applesauce!  

Skills to work on at home:
*  Say, not sing, the alphabet
*  Tie shoes
*  Sight words
* Math vocabulary words - there is a test on Tuesday

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posted Sep 8, 2019, 8:20 AM by Jan Schaedle

September 8, 2019

We have been reviewing and assessing and we are beginning to get into our books.  Our lessons this week will include:
Reading - Read "What Is a Pal" and discuss the characteristics of a good pal, identifying fact and fiction
Math - Continue writing and comparing numbers
Religion - The Creation Story, learning to pray
Social Studies - Rights and responsibilities of a good citizen,. identify fact and fiction  Vocabulary: citizen, good sport, rule
      The legend of Johnny Appleseed
Science - Using our senses and scientific tools to learn
Art - make butterflies to go with song "If I Were a Butterfly"

Classroom Rules

posted Aug 29, 2019, 10:21 AM by Jan Schaedle

Ask your child to tell you about our Classroom Rules!
1. The Elephant rule
2. The Turtle rule
3. The Cat rule
4. The Puppy rule
5. The Penguin rule

Classroom Prayers

posted Aug 26, 2019, 10:13 AM by Jan Schaedle




Morning Prayers:

Angel of God my Guardian Dear to whom God’s love commits me here.

Every this day be at my side to light, to guard, to rule and guide.



Day by Day, Oh Lord, three things I pray:

To see You more clearly,

To love You more dearly,

To follow You more nearly, day by day.




Bless us, Oh Lord, and these Your gifts

Which we are about to receive through the bounty of Christ Our Lord.





Our Father who are in Heaven hallowed be Thy name,

They kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.


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