Welcome to Mrs. Muth's Class Page!


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    Dear Parents,

    Together, you and I have a common goal, to help your child be a happy, well-adjusted student.  Communication between parents, teacher, and child is essential to a successful year.  I sincerely hope that you will feel comfortable in contacting me at any time regarding your child's progress.  We will have so much fun learning, growing, and getting to know one another this year.  I truly look foward to all the goals that will be accomplished and succesful moments that will be shared.  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to contact me at jmuth@jacksonsd.org.  Thank you very much for your support and cooperation!  We are going to have a great year!

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    Monday:  Gym

    Tuesday:  Art  

    Wednesday:  Library   

    Thursday:  Computers 

    Friday:  Music 


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    Book 2: Becoming Experts Reading Nonfiction

    Children learn that books can be their teachers in the second unit, Becoming Experts: Reading Nonfiction, in which they learn more about familiar topics and grow understanding of new topics while working on word solving, vocabulary development, and comparing and contrasting information across texts.




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    Book 2: The How-To Guide to Nonfiction Writing

    The unit begins with students writing nonfiction chapter books and then builds in sophistication as students move into lifting the level of their nonfiction chapter books. The unit ends with students taking all they have learned over the course of the first two bends and writing different kinds of nonfiction books with transference and independence as key goals.



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    The students will deepen their understanding of word knowledge. They will be provided with opportunities to investigate and understand patterns in words.



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    Topic 8: Work with Time and Money

    Students will solve problems with coins.  They will use solve problems with dollar bills and coins that model 100 cents.  The students will solve problems with dollar bills.  They will reason about values of coins and dollar bills, and find different ways to make the same total value.  The students will tell time to the nearest five minutes.  They will say the time in different ways.  Lastly, they will tell time and use reasoning to state if the event is happening in the a.m. or p.m.


    Vocabulary- Dime, Nickel, Penny, Quarter, Half-Dollar, Cents, Greatest Value, Least Value, Dollar, Dollar Sign, Dollar Bills, Tally Marks, Quarter Past, Half Past, Quarter To, a.m., p.m. 



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    Unit 2: Historical Symbols and the American Identity

    The students will understand the role of historical symbols, monuments, and holidays and how they affect the American identity.  They will learn about various symbols in American history (the Liberty Bell, the bald eagle, the US flag, the Washington Monument, etc.).  The students will also learn about the origins of historical symbols and when and where they originated.


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    Important Dates

    Friday, January 24- School Spirit Day

    February- 2nd Grade Food Pantry

    Monday, February 3- Teacher In-Service Day

    Wednesday, February 5- PTN Meeting 7pm

    Friday, February 7- Family Book Fair 6-8 pm

    Friday, February 7- Book/Candy Bingo 6-8 pm

    Friday, February 7- Valentine Candy Gram Sale

    Friday, February 21- School Spirit Day

    Monday, February 17- President's Day