Coming to the U.S.

     I came from Ethiopia. Ethiopia is a beautiful country which is located in the continent of Africa. Ethiopia has warm weather all year. It also has a lot of mountains and not much flat land. Ethiopia has a culture that helps to make my country important.
     I left my country because I liked to live in the U.S.A. Also, I didn’t have good schools back home. For example, my country didn’t have materials like computers and the teachers aren’t professionals like teachers here.
     I came to the USA by plane with my family. My goal is to learn and to speak English as good as everyone. I want to go to a school that teaches me about engineering, math, and science. After I graduate from school I will support my family with all my heart.

Coming to America from Ethiopia

     My name is Rute and I am from Ethiopia. When I was 7 years old my father came to America and that was the worst day of my life. Since I didn’t know a lot, my father tricked me by telling me he was going to come back after three days. But it had been three years and he didn’t come.
     After three years and four months I came to America. At first I thought I was going to be happy, but I was sad. I was happy to see my father again but I was unhappy that I left my friends, teachers and especially my family. At that time my heart broke in half. Half felt sad and half felt happy.
     Now I am 11 years old and I’m learning now to speak English. I have two best friends and other good friends too. But I still miss my old friends and my family.

Coming to the U.S.A

     I am from Brazil. When I was ready to come here, I was happy and sad at the same time. I was happy because here it is different and because I am going to learn another language. I was sad because my friends were not coming.
     When I got to the airport, my father, brother, grandmother, and I went to put the baggage in the right place and then to eat and wait for the airplane. When we got in the airplane, I got a little scared. I watched TV on the airplane. I played and slept. When I woke, I ate breakfast and was in the U.S. Then I had to take another plane to Washington, D.C.
     Now I have other friends and here it is very cool. Now I am in ESOL level 2.

Valentines Day

   Valentine’s Day is a day that you celebrate on February 14th. Valentine’s Day is a day of love and friendship. Some schools celebrate Valentine’s Day by asking the children to bring cards to give in their class. Some people give their girlfriend or boyfriend some flowers or a box shaped like a heart that has chocolate. Valentine’s Day is a day to spend with your friends.
     One time when I celebrated Valentine’s Day, I was at school and a boy came to me and gave me a box shaped like a heart with chocolate and a snow glob that had a bear that said I love you.
     I hope all of my Valentine’s Day will be as special as this one.

Holidays in Ethiopia.

     Hi my name is Nolawit Esayas. I am from Ethiopia. In Ethiopia we have a lot of holidays. They are Enkuutatash, Faseka, Meskle, Temket, and Gena. Enkutatash is the new year of Ethiopia. Enkutatash comes after all the rain and in Ethiopia it is in September. In Ethiopia children get new clothes and new shoes for the holiday and they sing songs all around the village. They give flowers to a lot of people and sell pretty pictures to adults.
     Meskle means “cross” in Amharic. It is was when Jesus was on the cross. On Meskle there is a thing “called demera.” It is like a big fire in a big place so everyone can see it.
     Faseka is Easter in Ethiopia. On Easter eve people make some food for the next day and they go to church in the night. They come back at 3:00 a.m. on the morning.
     Gena is Christmas in Ethiopia. In Ethiopia a lot of people celebrate Christmas.
     Timkat is the greatest festival of the year because there is a thing called “tabote.” It is like a lot of people walking together from one church to another church.

Ode to My Orange Basketball

     Ode to my orange basketball.
He helps me make new friends.
When I go to the park, I’m his best friend.
     He lets me do anything to him
Because he believes that I will feed him
     When he is hungry.
He also keeps me busy
When I don’t have things to do.
     He makes me happy
When I am playing with him in the park



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