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


  1. Dear Mrs.Evans,
    Cool Pictures!Did you take pictures of
    my sister? On the 27th it is my Dad's B-Day!
    What was your favorite Book Trailer?
    What was your favorite picture?Do you miss
    Ms.Miller or The Students more?


  2. Hi Ysa,
    How did I guess you would comment on our blog :)
    I did take the picture of your sister. I sent it to your mom on ClassDojo the day of the performance. I loved all of the book trailers and presentations. You guys worked so hard. Guess what? Ms. Miller got a job teaching 5th grade!! I'm so excited for her!!
    I hope your dad had a great birthday and you're having an awesome vacation.
    See you in August.

  3. Dear Mrs.Evans,
    I will be going to another school
    next year in Roseville.My 2 Aunties
    are visiting this year until December 6
    and they will miss my Birthday.
    I hope you will have a fun vacation!


  4. Hi Ysa and Mrs.Evans,
    I thought nobody would blog still. I hope you guys are having a great summer! See you in August!P.S I ALWAYS check my email. :) Love, Mariah

  5. Hi Mrs. Evans!
    Our you having a good summer I am! :]
    Its cool how everyone who is blogging at least got invited to lunch with Mrs. Evans
    Don't forget about me next year I really Miss you :(


    1. Hi Maya! Of course I miss you bunches :) I will never forget about'll be right across the hallway so you can come and see me everyday!
      Hope you're enjoying your summer!