Welcome to California!

A beautiful place to be

Dear Immigrants,

My name is Isabel and this is my home, California! I am eight years old and I have two younger siblings who are twins. I hope this guide will help you on your journey in California, or help you in your new home if you are staying here. There are many events, jobs, and things to do here. You might be scared, but don't worry California is a great place.

This Is Where You Are (California)

California is in the Untied states of America. There are 50 states here, and you are in one of them. California is located on the west coast, and we get to watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. California is known as the "Golden State" because of the discovery of gold in 1848 and its fields of golden poppies each spring throughout the state. California officially got its nickname "The Golden State" in 1968.

How to Survive School:

  • Make friends- Make sure you are becoming friends with the right people. You don't want to get with the wrong group of people.
  • Pay attention in class-Make sure you listen to what the teacher is saying, and don't fall asleep.
  • Do what the teacher says- Don't disobey the teacher, just do what she / he says, and get your work done.
  • Behave yourself- If you misbehave, you can get into a lot of trouble, so just always do the right thing.
  • Be respectful of others- be mindful of others, and don't just think of yourself.
  • Get good grades- Study hard, pay attention in class, and always check your work.
  • Get involve with clubs and groups.

The Weather:


  • Warm!
  • Sunny!
  • Hardly ever rains!
  • Great for outdoor activities!

Top Topics for Conversations:

  • The 2016 presidential election race.
  • Sports (football, soccer, baseball, basketball, hockey, golf)
  • New Hollywood movies!
  • The latest celebrity gossip.
  • World wide problems.
  • Great places to eat.

Fun Things To Do Here:

  • Go the the Beach ( The water is beautilful)
  • You can go to Disneyland
  • Bike riding
  • Surfing
  • Barbecues
  • Watch sports
  • Go to the movies
  • Swimming
  • Sailing
  • Hollywood Tours

2016 Hit Music:

  • Hide Away- Daya
  • Can't Stop The Feeling! -Justin Timberlake
  • One Dance - Drake featuring Wizkid & Kayla
  • Panda - Desiigner
  • 7 years - Lukas Graham
  • Work -Rihanna featuring Drake
  • Pillowtalk - Zayn
  • My House - Flo Rida
  • Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots
  • Never Forget You - Zara Larsson & MNEK
  • I took a pill in Ibiza - Mike Posner
  • Work from Home - Fifth Harmoney featuring ty dolla $ign
  • Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
  • Cake by the Ocean - DNCE
  • NO - Megan Trainor
  • Sorry - Justin Bieber
  • My Boo - Ghost Towns DJ
  • Let it go - James Bay
  • Middle - DJ Snake featuring Bipolar Sunshine
  • Lost Boy - Ruth B
  • Stitches - Shawn Mendes
  • Don't Mind -Kent Jones
  • Cheap Thrills - Sia featuring Sean Paul
  • One Call away - Charlie Puth
  • Roses - The Chainsmokers featuring Rozes
  • Wild Things - Alessia Cara
  • Light it up - Major Lazor Featuring Nyla & Fuse ODG
  • I hate you I love you - gnash featuring Olivia O'Brien
  • Dangerous Women - Ariana Grande
  • Me, Myself, & I - G- Eazy x Bebe Rexha

Sports Teams:

Major League Baseball

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim


Los Angeles Dodgers


San Diego Padres


San Francisco Giants

National Football League


Los Angeles Rams


Oakland Raiders


San Diego Chargers


San Francisco 49ers


National Basketball Association


Los Angeles Lakers


Los Angeles Clippers


Golden State Warriors


Sacramento Kings


National Hockey League


Anaheim Ducks


Los Angeles Kings


San Jose Sharks


Major League Soccer


LA Galaxy


San Jose Earthquakes

Resources for Newcomers and Websites: