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2nd Grade - Miss Kelly Dickinson

2nd Grade - Ms. Kelly Dickinson

Welcome to Room 9!

All About Miss Dickinson:

I am overjoyed to be teaching your students this year.  One of my favorite parts about teaching 2nd grade is the children's enthusiasm for learning.

I am a San Mateo native.  I attended school at Sunnybrae, Borel, and Aragon High School.  I graduated from Saint Mary's College of California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal and Civic Studies, a minor in performing arts with an emphasis in dance, a California Teaching Credential, and a Master of Arts in Teaching in 2013. 

This is my fifth year of teaching!  I am so lucky to be at Beresford.  I love the school community and cannot imagine working anywhere else.  

Outside of school, I am  either teaching dance classes, taking classes at the gym, or watching soccer games.  I love spending time with my family and friends.


September Newsletter

Dear Room 9 families,

It has been a great first few weeks at school.  I am enjoying getting to know your students.

Here is what we are currently working on. 

Thematic Unit of Study: GOVERNMENT

Benchmark Advance: Unit 1-Government at work

Reading: We are working on identifying the main idea and key details of a text.  We are also learning to annotate the text using pencils and highlighters.
Writing: In this unit, we are working on a narrative, informational, and opinion piece of writing.  Students will use facts and details from the text, as well as their own ideas, to compose their pieces of writing.

Envision Math: Topic 3-Subtraction Strategies

Math: This topic explores the different strategies students can use to solve subtraction facts. For example, using addition to help subtract and making 10 to subtract.

LIFESKILLS of the month are Perseverance, Effort, and Personal Best.  Please talk with your students about how to live these LIFESKILLS everyday.

I will be sending out parent-teacher conference confirmations in the next few weeks.  Please confirm a conference time with me before October break.  Conferences are scheduled for the first week of November.

I am looking forward to a great year!  Please contact me anytime via email, phone, or in person to chat.


Kelly D.


Room 9 Wish List

Thank you for bringing in school supplies at the beginning of the year!!!!

As the school year continues, there are things that we will need.

At the moment, room 9 needs:


*Ticonderoga #2 pencils

*Yellow post-its (standard size)

*Mobile Folding Cart  (from Amazon.com)

















2nd Grade - Ms. Kelly Dickinson

Miss Kelly Dickinson

(650) 312-7551


Upcoming Events:

September 27: Book Fair @5:00-6:30pm

September 27: Science Night @6-7:30pm

October 6-22: Fall Break

October 31: Fall Faire/Early Dismissal @12:40pm

November 6-9:Parent Conferences/Early Dismissal all Week @ 12:40pm

November 10: Veteran's Day/No School

December 22-Jan.8: Winter Break

January 15: Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday/No School

January 26: Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

February 7: LIFESKILLS Day #2

February 15: Field Trip to the Walt Disney Family Museum

February 19: Presidents' Day/No School

February 26-March 2: Literacy Week

March 12: No School

March 28: Fun Run

March 30: Minimum Day Early Dismissal @ 12:40pm

March 31- April 15: Spring Break

May 9: Founder's Day/Talent Show

May 23: Art Show

May 28: Memorial Day/No School

May 29-June 1: Student Led Conferences/Minimum Day Early Dismissal all Week @ 12:40pm

June 8: Dance Party

June 21: Last Day of School/Minimum Day Early Dismissal @12:40pm


Weekly Specials:

Tuesday - Art with Mrs. Canda

Thursday - Library

Friday - Music & Computer Lab



Homework is assigned daily.  Homework consists of 20 minutes of reading, a reading log question, and a double-sided math practice worksheet.  Students take home their book bag each day and bring it back to school each morning.  It is extremely important that the book bag comes back to school each day.