Mrs. Crooks's Second Grade Scoop

2015-2016 Volume 21

Table Talk

The information in this newsletter is designed to help with daily conversations with your child. It will let you know what your child/children will be learning in school. It also includes any updates and reminders.


Unit 4

Theme: Unique

Essential Question: What does it mean for someplace, something, or someone to be unique?


We will be finishing up Unit 4 this week. We will begin by comparing the setting and events in folktales and/or fables. We will then end the week by writing our own Cinderella story.


Students should be reading a least 20 minutes a night. They should log the book/pages and minutes read. They should also complete an appetizer, entre and dessert activity from the menu provided. menu of activities to choose from and complete.



R-controlled /ir/ spelled eer (steer), ear (hear), and ere (here). We will use this sound and spellings in order to read, write, and spell words.


Each night have your child choose one of the activities from the spelling menu. Your child/children may create a different activity to practice their words. Please remember to sign their spelling homework each night.


The spelling test will consist of 5 words and 3 high frequency words from this week's list. It will also include 2 words from previous skills. The students will then choose one word and use it in a meaningful sentence. This sentence will be graded for CAPSS.

Content (Social Studies)

This week we will conclude our United States Unit. We will learn about paying for goods, famous Americans, and out past and present. We will then begin a new science unit called If...Then.


The students will be completing cursive through a self paced program that we have created.

Box Tops

Please send in Box Tops as you get them.
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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

This week our Star Student Greta!!

Congratulations Greta! You are truly a Wise Westy.

March Birthday Celebration

Our March birthday celebration will be on Thursday, March 3rd (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.

Ms. Patrick

This week Ms. Patrick will take over transitions, phonics, reading, and social studies/science.


Just a reminder that we have Library each Tuesday. Please remember to have your child/children to bring in their book(s) to renew or return for new ones.

Important Dates

  • 2/23 - PTA meeting (7:00PM in the library)
  • 3/3 - March Birthday Celebration (3:00PM)
  • 3/4 - School Closes 3 hours early
  • 3/25 - Schools Closed (Spring break)
  • 4/4 - Schools Reopen
  • 4/7- Picture Day
  • 4/7 - April Birthday Celebration
  • 4/8 - Schools Close 3 hours early

Celebrating the Chinese New Year

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Origami Hearts

Valentine/Friendship Day Celebration

Classroom Door Contest

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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.