Remembering Our Countries

I Remember Sierra Leone

by Noah Kamora, Takoma Park M.S.

I am from Sierra Leone. I used to live in a big nice colorful house with my grandma. At the back of my house there was a little orange tree and there was a mango tree, too.

My friends in Sierra Leone were very nice. One of them was my best friend. We always played soccer at night and evening. We used to steal mangoes and oranges from people's trees and we caused a lot of trouble at school. We used to beat up kids.

At school we wore uniforms every day. We went to school at 8:30 a.m. and left at 3:00 p.m. At school we ate lunch. We also played soccer lots of times even after school. If I gave my teacher trouble, I would get spanked.

Even though I don't want to go back to my country, I think about my country every day.


I Remember the Philippines

by Jacel Unajan, Takoma Park M.S.

I come from the Philippines. In my country I used to live in a big house. In my house there were a lot of coconut trees. My dog loved to go outside and play with another dog.

I remember many things about my country, and I miss my family and friends. One thing I remember about my life in the Philippines is the rain on the roof. In the Philippines it rains like once a day. It rains very hard and I used to go outside every time it rained. I would get wet and then I would take a shower.

Other things I remember about my country are my grandma, my school and myfriends. My grandma and I always went everywhere together except in the school. My grandma is really nice and I love her. My friends and I always went to school together and played in the park after school.

I will never forget my country and I will remember my favorite people, sounds, smells, and sights.


I Remember El Salvador

by Rony Morataya, Takoma Park M.S.

My name is Rony. I'm from El Salvador. In my country I used to live in a small town. I used to go to the park with my family, my friends, and my dog.

In the morning at my house, I woke up and I heard roosters singing. I used to ride my friends' horses. I could play with the dogs, cats, and horses. At parties we ate a lot of animals like chicken and pig.

In the afternoon I would go to the park and I could see people and my friends. I could see trees, animals and people. I could see families. It was a beautiful place. I miss my friends. I want to go back to see them again.

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