Mrs. Crooks's Second Grade Scoop

Volume 6

Table Talk

The information in this newsletter is designed to help with daily conversations with your child. It lets you know what your child has learned and what he/she/they will be learning in school. It also includes any updates and reminders.


Theme: Friendship

Essential Question: How do friends depend on each other?

Last Week:

We read Little Flap Learns to fly. We identified the problem and solution of the story.

We also described how characters responded to major events in the story.

This Week:

We will be reading Help! A Story of Friendship. We will continue to identify story elements (characters, setting, problem, and solution) We will also identify how characters from the story depend on each other and respond to major events in the story.


Last Week:

We learned the short s sound spelled a and the long a sound spelled

a consonant e.

This Week:

We will be learning about the short i sound spelled i and the long i sound spelled

i consonant e.


Choose one menu item each night or create your own activity and write what you did in your spelling notebook. On Thursday have your child/children practice their spelling words to prepare for the test. While preparing for the test have your child practice writing several of the words in a complete sentence.


The spelling test will consist of 5 words from the spelling list given, 2 words that the students will apply new and old skills, and 3 high frequency words from the list given. The words are graded for accuracy and capitalization. The students are also required to choose one word from the test and use it in a meaningful sentence. The sentence is graded for CAPSS (capitalization, appearance, punctuation, spelling, and sense).


Last Week:

We continued to work on our first writing piece (personal narrative) by adding details to our stories to make them more interesting.

This Week:

We will learn how to revise our writing by adding, deleting, and changing words. We will also learn how to edit our work using a CAPSS (capitalization, appearance, punctuation, spelling, and sense) checklist.


Last Week:

Ms. Patrick (intern) taught the wrinkled heart lesson. The students learned that unkind words can wrinkle a person's heart. We found out that no matter how much we apologized and tried to smooth out the heart, it was never like it was at the beginning. Then we signed a large heart to promise to do our best not to wrinkle someone's heart. The quote on the heart says "Before you speak think and be smart, it's hard to fix a wrinkled heart." Next time you come to visit you will see our large heart hanging in the classroom.

This Week:

We will learn about our feelings and emotions and how to deal with all emotions in a healthful way. We will also discuss the characteristics of a friend and them importance of showing respect.

Volunteer Training

Make sure that you become volunteer trained so that you can be a part of our class field trips, parties, etc. . Click on the link below.

Star Student

Our Star Student for next week is:


She has follow the Code of Conduct all week.

Congratulations, Siena! You are truly a WISE WESTY!

Birthday Celebration

Our October birthday celebration will be on Thursday, October 1st (3:00-3:30). Parents are welcome to come celebrate. If your child would like to bring in something to share with the class, we are requesting indoor/outdoor recess equipment, books, crafts, etc.

Important Dates

  • 9/28-10/2 Book Fair (our buy day is Tuesday)
  • 9/28 PTA (7PM in the Library)

  • 10/1 October Birthday Celebration (3:00 PM)

  • 10/1 Fall Pictures (Individual)

  • 10/9 Spirit Day (Westy Wear/School Colors)

  • 10/16 School Closed (MSEA Convention)

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Here is my contact information:

Lynn Crooks:

West Towson Phone: 410-887-3869

Assignment Book/ Take Home Folder: write a note in either

**I will try to get back to you as soon as possible, but sometimes I am unable to, so please allow me 24 hours to respond.