A Kid's Life
Hi! My name is Robert and I live in Chicago,
Illinois in the USA
(United States of America). The USA (also called America) has the
third-largest population in the world and is the fourth-largest country.
It covers the middle part of North America and stretches between the
Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The USA is divided into 50 sections
called states. One of our states is a group of islands called Hawaii
and is in the Pacific Ocean. Another state is actually attached to
Canada and is called Alaska. The state I live in, Illinois, is
located in the center part, or Midwestern section, of our
Anyways, I am 10 years old. I have a mom a dad and three brothers and one sister. Their names Michael, Trevor, Jake, and Elizabeth. Michael is 14, Trevor is 12, Jake is 8, and Elizabeth is 7. But my parents wouldn't want me to tell you how old they are. But their names are Tim and Allison Jones. My ancestors are from Ireland and Italy. Many of the people in this country come from European ancestry. There are also many African Americans, Hispanics, Asian, and Native American people living here.
Anyway, my school is called Parkside Elementary. It is Jake and Elizabeth's school too. Michael and Trevor's school is called Lincoln Middle School. In the USA many students go to elementary school between the ages of 5-10, then middle school between the ages of 11-13, and then a four year high school, and last but not least, many people go to college or vocational school. Our elementary school starts at 8:30 am and ends at 3:20 pm. We go to school on Monday through Fridays and have the weekends off.
The average temperature in Chicago is usually around 75 degrees in the summer, and in the spring it is usually around 60 degrees. In the fall it is usually near 35 degrees, and in the winter it is usually close to 15 degrees. In the winter it always snows and in the summer it is always really hot and humid. There are many different climates found in my country depending on where you live.
Chicago is a great place to visit. First, we are located along the southwest shore of Lake Michigan. There are lots of beaches and parks to visit. In downtown Chicago, you'll want to go shopping. We have lots of great department stores along State Street called the Magnificent Mile. There are also lots of terrific museums to visit such as the John G. Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum of Natural History, and the world-famous Art Institute of Chicago. You also won't want to miss seeing the Sears Tower. It is one of the tallest buildings in the world. It is 110 stories and 1,707 feet (if you include the antenna) tall.
Some food and drinks here in the USA that I really enjoy are macaroni and cheese, chicken, ham, milk, and soda. But I can't take any soda without asking mom. When I have cold lunch at school (that means you bring your lunch from home) my mom usually packs me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with potato chips and sometimes she gives me Oreos (chocolate cookies with cream in the middle) or a soda. Otherwise, you can buy a hot lunch from the school. After we eat our lunch, we go outside for recess.
Some of the favorite sports here in America are basketball, baseball, football, soccer, hockey, and more. But, my favorite sport is football. My favorite player in the NFL (National Football League) is Brian Urlacher of the Chicago Bears ( the Bears are my favorite team too).
Americans wear jeans, a shirt, socks, shoes, and sometimes a hat. I usually were a baseball hat, my favorite pants, and my favorite shirt. My pants have 4 pockets on it, and my shirt has red and black stripes on it.
Maybe sometime you will come to America! I'm sure you would love it. You would probably like the parks and the big buildings. The deserts down south, the Rocky Mountains, and the Grand Canyon are really beautiful too! Well, I have to go! Bye!
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