Sunday, December 20, 2015

Family Interview Project!

Did you learn a lot from your Family Interview Project? Who did you interview? What was the coolest thing you learned from your oldest relative? I loved hearing your stories from the past. After interviewing your relative, we logged onto and created some cool tours of our family’s history. Check out all of our hard work! If your link doesn’t work, you may have forgotten to check your share settings...or you need to finish :)

Rohin, Reiver, Hailey, Cedric, Parker, Wesley, Jairo, Riley, Priya, Jay,Courtney, Leila, Emma, Emma #2, Jacob, Olivia, Analisa, Yasalde, Ashlynn, Emily, Sarah, Yuvraj, Sophie, Sebastian, Noah, Abby, Ayden, Nathalia, Alyssa

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Hello my name is Analisa and this is my blog! I love Minecraft, art and math! In math, we get to play games in our MATH workshop. Here is a picture of Place Value Uno and I also get to teach to the class.
Place Value Uno
Me teaching a math lesson
I love cooking, helping and also Shopkins. My active movement is soccer and theater. Mrs. Evans came to one of my plays called, Annie when I performed in Elk Grove. 
I love puzzles, mazes, quizzes and most of all arts and crafts! Since I love arts and crafts so much, for Market Day, I made Rainbow Looms with my group! I have a cat and might get a fish! What is your favorite thing I wrote about?
Rainbow Loom Group
Me selling my Market Day Project

Friday, December 4, 2015

Hailey's Blog

The first day of school!

Hi my name is Hailey and this is my blog. At home, I like to go swimming and I like to go to the beach. I also like to cook. I go to my friend’s house to do Art. I have 1 pet and my dog’s name is Max.  
Meet the Teacher day!

My favorite thing in school is reading,Think-o-Grams (brain teaser), and math. We do special chair days where get to sit on lawn chairs, wobble chairs, bucket chairs, exercise balls, a couch, the Surf chair, or a rocking chair.
My brother even came to be a mystery reader this year! He's in 5th grade!
Mrs. Evans lets us be "math teachers" during our lessons!
My favorite chair is the Star Surfer chair. We like to play Prodigy. We do student/teacher points where if the students are good they get a point, but if the students are making poor choices, the teacher gets a point. One of my favorite activities we’ve done at school this year is called Market Day. This is where we learned goods and services and I provided a good to Star Academy. My group and I made clay creations. We got 58 tickets!! It was so much fun, but it was really hot in the cafeteria.
This is me selling my clay creation to Mrs. Evans' daughter who is in kindergarten!
I love Star Academy!! What is your favorite thing about our awesome school?

Monday, October 26, 2015

Jacob Morgan’s Blog

My trip to South Lake Tahoe.  South Lake Tahoe is a rural community.

This is our hotel where we stayed.  It had a lot of plants and a koi pond with turtles in it.
We saw a bear outside our hotel. I wonder if he ever got his lunch?
We went to Taylor Creek visitor center and went on a hike on Rainbow trail. We saw rainbow trout and Kokanee salmon.
Can you find the Salmon.
Can you find the chipmunk?  Chipmunks blend into their environment.
This is a real natural beaver dam. This was made by real beavers but we didn't see any.
We enjoyed the lake and I made a rock maze.
We took a long hike to Eagle Lake. My Dad says this is desolation wilderness. Doesn't this mountain range look cool?
I made a rock marker to mark that we were going the right way.
I climbed up my first rock face. It was FUN!😄
We finally made it to Eagle Lake. It was a long hike. But it was much faster going back.
Doesn't this mountain look pretty cool?

And Pretty Awesome!!

Wouldn't you like to live in Lake Tahoe?  Not me, but I enjoyed visiting.
Hope you found the hidden creatures.

Jacob Morgan

Monday, September 28, 2015

Hi my name is Yuvraj,

This is my blog. I love to swim! My favorite thing is MINECRAFT and Think-O-Grams. I like math. We do chair days. I like to play and go fishing. Here is a picture of me with Mrs. Evans' surf board and fish live in the ocean where you surf!

I used to have 2 fish but they died. I can kick balls really hard and high. I like soccer! What is your favorite part of school?
Hi my name is Emily and this is blog.
I like to go swimming.
My favorite thing to do in school is Think-O-Grams and
I like to do math. Mrs. Evans lets us come up to the board and help teach a math problem. We do special chair days in your class. We have wobble chairs and exercise balls to choose from.

I like to cook. I used to have fish and I got 2 from the
state fair and 2 from Petco so I used to have 4 fish.
They all died.I have a iPad . I  play Minecraft and watch
youtube. What is your favorite chair to sit on in Mrs. Evans' class?

Friday, September 25, 2015

Our first field trip was so much fun!! Check out our Padlet we created!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Happy Friday 2nd graders!
I hope you enjoy your first day in the computer lab. Please comment below on your favorite part of 2nd grade.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Meet the Teacher Success!!

Wow, what an amazing Meet the Teacher day to kickstart our 2015-2016 school year! We had a great turnout of new, smiling Second Grade Surfers!! Would you like to learn a little more about Mrs. Evans? Click here to read about my wonderful family and my educational career.

If you were unable to attend, don't worry! Here are some cool things the students got to do during their hour of fun. We labeled school supplies (I'll help you Monday if you weren't at school), we wrote about what your favorite observation was in my classroom so far, and also students took a 2015-16 Back To School Star Surfer Survey. I'd love to get to know you, so please Click here to take the student survey! You can do this at home too and you'll be all caught up!

Here's a quick tour of our amazing classroom. I have so many fun, cool and exciting things to share with you this year. I will be ready to roll Monday morning....will you???

Always a student and teacher favorite...the library! We have so many books they won't fit in the picture!

Last year students were challenged to read 40 books. This year...I challenge you to SEVENTY books by the end of the year! Can you do it? Here's our wall to prove it!

This is our writing center where you'll find all the supplies and tools you'll need all year.

Saved the best for real SURF BOARDS from San Diego (we have 2 in our room). Do you like the beach? I hope so because you're going to be a star surfer for the next 10 months! We are going to have a blast together. Get ready for a wild ride surfing into second grade!

Look how cute our families are! Thank you all for attending! 

Friday, June 26, 2015

End of Year Celebrations!

Wow! Can you believe summer is already 3 weeks in and it's almost July 4th? As I cleaned and organized our Star Surfer classroom the past few weeks, the halls were empty. The classroom was so quiet (way too quiet) that it really made me reflect on our year. We had such an amazing classroom and I was truly sad to loose my group of kind, loving and inquisitive 2nd graders. My little ones worked so hard and grew a tremendous amount in just 9 months. Here is a compilation of the last few weeks of hard work and dedication from our 2014-15 Star Surfers!!

During our science and literacy block, each group was able to choose a cultural version of Cinderella and teams began reading these detailed, higher-level books. Some had multiple story lines and took much thought and focus to understand all of the parts. I am very proud of the teams for working through the books and then we learned about the iMovie app on our iPads. Teams created their very own IMovie book trailer to showcase their fairy tale book. This is very exciting for our digital learners!  Cultural Fairy Tale Book Trailers

During our reading and writing block the last month of school, students were given an animal team task.  Teams selected an animal, researched their habitat, physical characteristics, predators/prey, life cycle and jaw-dropping facts. Teams created a Google Presentation on our Chromebooks. We presented these to the class the last week of school!

Last but not least, here are some cute pics from the last month of school! Enjoy and we'll see you in August :)  Last Week Pictures

Friday, May 8, 2015

Petsitting fun!


We definitely love our class pets; 2 guinea pigs named Snickers and Butterfinger. But when we had a long weekend recently, one of our wonderful families volunteered to petsit. Aekas and Aekam had a wonderful time feeding and entertaining our furry friends for 3 days! I love that we even got pictures to go with this exciting event! Thank you to our family for loving and taking great care of our little guys!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Gabriel's blog

Hi my name is Gabriel. I’m going to tell you about myself!! my favorite color is blue. My favorite thing to do is learn math. My favorite subject is art and I love painting and the color will be red. I like to do writer’s workshop. I like read at my house and at school. My favorite food is pizza.
This is a picture of me at our 2nd grade Wax Museum. I was General George Patton.
We just got a class pet 2 weeks ago. There are 2 guinea pigs in our cage.
We went bowing for our Forces and Motion unit and I learned that when there's no friction from the bumpers and the ball goes straight, the speed was faster!

Chase's Blog

Hi my name is Chase and I am in second grade. I like Minecraft and we get to play it every Thursday in the computer lab. I have a dog named Leia. I have a cat named Maddy. My sister is Kendall and she's in kindergarten. In second grade, my favorite thing to do is math. Do you like dogs like Leia because she is cute!
This is not my dog, but looks just like Leia!
This is a photo of me working on my art lesson. I love art!!
This is me when my group was working on our Market Day product. We created Minecraft paper crafts to sell to the school. We were learning about goods and services.

Meet Mr. Jonas!

Hi my name is Jonas. My favorite subject is math. I love Minecraft! My best friend at home is Vincent. We went on a field trip with my dad to the Capitol Building. My picture below is from another field trip we went on. 2nd grade went bowling. This is our group picture at the bowling alley for our forces and motion field trip. What was your favorite field trip and why?


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hi I am Tresor and I will talk all about me. I love to read, paint, write and color. I like to hang out with my family. I like to ride my bike. My favorite food is pizza. My favorite color is black, purple, yellow and blue. My favorite toy is surfer girl.  

My favorite activity in 2nd grade is doing R.E.A.D and M.A.T.H workshop. My mom has come in our class to read to us and talk about owning a business. This went with our goods and services unit. In that unit, we also did Market Day where my group and I created a nail salon business and the whole school came to get their nails done! It was so fun! You can see my pictures above.

In Mrs. Evans’ class, we just got a new class pet. We have 2 guinea pigs and their names are Butterfinger and Snickers. They like to eat baby carrots, oranges, and apple slices. Fridays will be the days we get to pet the piggies and play with them outside their cage. Right now, we are allowed to watch them and sit and read with them. We adopted them from a really nice family in Roseville and here is a funny video of the piggies with their old owners. Guinea Pig Fun! What do you like to do in 2nd grade?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

We have had such an amazing month in 2nd grade! We've had so much fun with our forces and motion unit; from new Kahoot and Jeopardy review games, to a bowling field trip testing friction, pushes/pulls and speed, we made lasting memories. We loved every minute of our time learning new, cool science concepts. We also tried out some really cool GLAD strategies and this was a fun sentence pattern chart about simple machines!

Here are a few pictures to show you how Star Surfers Rock!!! Click here to see our awesome PhotoPeach photo album-Star Surfer Forces and Motion Bowling Alley Trip! We have another fun album of our class experiments testing simple machines and resistance - Forces experiments. What was YOUR favorite part of our forces and motion unit?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Mariana's Blog

Hi My name is Mariana and this is my blog, I am in second grade.I have two awesome teachers and their names are Mrs.Evans And Ms.Miller.I have been to Disneyland once and the snow twice! My favorite color is blue. I also play soccer and my team name is splash! I also like to watch Disney channel. My favorite show on Disney channel is K.C Undercover. I like to play all kinds of sports! I  had 2 dogs but 1 died. Do you have any animals?
slobber dogCover art. Disney Channel