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What did you do for summer vacation?

Posted: September 27, 2010 10:50 p.m.
Updated: September 28, 2010 4:55 a.m.

The following is a collection of essays written by fourth-grade students at Newhall Elementary School, sharing what they did over their summer vacation.

First place
I spent my summer vacation with my friends and my family. I went with my family to the pool. I spent a lot of time with my family and friends. We were in the pool for like two hours. It was fun because we play and do a lot of things with my family and friends. It was more fun than going to play outside.

It’s fun to do everything with my friends and my family. We had a fun vacation.

Also, I went to the zoo with my family. It was so fun because I saw a lot of monkeys. They were so cute because two of them climbed up onto my neck. Also, I saw an alligator. It was so big, but it wasn’t that big. I saw all the animals but I saw the monkeys the most. They were so cute.
Helen Ayestas

Second place
I spent a week of my summer vacation at Disneyland. I went on Space Mountain. It was very fast and dark in the ride. I went on the Toy Story ride, and it was very colorful.

Then, I spent a four weeks at  my cousin’s house. We had a big party for all the cousins, my brother and me. We had fourteen birthdays. We got to go swimming in the pool. We played games in the house. We played games on the Wii.

Then my brother and I went to my grandma and grandpa’s for a week. We went to the movies with my aunt and uncle. And then we played on the Wii. Then, I spent my summer going fishing. We caught 27 fish. We caught eight fish at the first lake. Then at the second lake, we caught 19 fish. That’s how I spent my summer vacation.
Norene Shinozaki

Third place
I saw all the Looney Tunes and the superheroes at Six Flags. I heard people screaming on all the rides and people crying. I even heard some music at the Magic Moments. I touched the Six Flags sign on the way in. I smelled some places where you can eat and it smelled like barbecue, pizza and popcorn. I tasted the sweet, yummy ice cream. It was so delicious. I was almost going to get another one but then I got full and I was so hot. We went on some water rides. I had a fun day at Six Flags; I almost barfed from the ice creams I had. Then I went home and had a good night and slept and I was dreaming of Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Raquel Ramirez Victoria

I spent my summer vacation at Six Flags. At Six Flags I went on a lot of rides. One of the rides was the Tweety cages. Then I went on the airplane ride. I also went on the Cannon Blaster. It was really fun.

After I went on the Cannon Blaster, I went to lunch and I had chicken strips with french fries. I thought it was good.

Then we went on the pirate ride. Then we went to the ball room. After the ball room, I went to the bumper cars. Then I went on the train ride. Then I went on the tea cups. I had a great time because it went fast and I went on the balloon ride and it also went fast. I also went on the carousel and I got dizzy. I had fun at Six Flags, and I hope I can go again.
Mary Miles

I went to the pool with my family. I went to the beach with my friends. I watched “Despicable Me,” and I went to the park with my aunt. We watched fireworks on the Fourth of July and we also went to Disneyland. When I went to Disneyland, I went on the cups ride. I went to go to Six Flags Magic Mountain, a ride was called Superman. Then I went to go watch the “Shrek the Third,” “Shrek 2” and “A.I.”
Jackie Bonilla

During summer vacation, I went to the pool. It was cold when I went to the pool, but then I got used to it. When I was going home, I saw a light-brown tree with brown branches. When I crossed the street with my dad I, smelled food when I was coming home. It was my mom making chicken.

When I was eating, I toasted the chicken and I heard the dogs barking.

When I finished I went to sleep. Then I woke up and watched “Spongebob.” Then I asked my dad if we could go to my grandma’s house.

At my grandma’s, I saw the dogs so I touched them on the head. When we left, we saw our cousins, so we asked them if they want to go to our house.

When we got home, my dad was looking at my cousin and then he went to the wash for 20 mins. I was tired when we got home at 5:30. I ate, and then I watched “Big Time Rush.” When it was over, I asked my dad if we could get wet and he said yes, so me and cousins got wet and then we got all dry. Then our cousins left and I went to sleep. The end.
Daniel Coronado

First, I went to a hotel to celebrate my great grandma’s birthday. The next day I celebrated my own, so I got Legos, a Harry Potter video game, and the Deathly Hallows. The best part was having a sleepover with my best friend Parveen and watching “Good Luck Charlie” at 11:00 p.m..

I spent 4 weeks at gymnastics and learned to do a front flip.

Also, my cousin and Nana stayed for a week, and we went to Universal Studios.

Then I took a plane to New Hampshire and I stayed there for a week. I ate ice cream everyday and played with my cousins Logan, Linnea, Jack, Annie and Benjamin.

I also went to Disneyland and went on Pirates of the Caribbean, Peter Pan’s Flight, Pinocchio’s Daring Journey, Snow White, Nemo’s Submarine Ride, Thunder Mountain, Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters and the Sleeping Beauty Walkthrough. I had a very fun summer vacation.
Kevin Riley

I went to the beach with my family and friends. Every Wednesday, we had a barbecue and it was delicious. My sister took to me to the movie theater and we watched “The Last Airbender.” It was an awesome movie.

We watched fireworks and it was colorful. My brother and I played soccer and video games. We played at the park with my friends. We went to L.A. to visit my aunt, and it was fun because we played video games and went bowling. We went to see Manchester play real soccer. And we met Real Madrid and it was really cool.

We went to the lake and we saw frogs and a lot more things. I also went to the skate park with my brother and I learned how to ride a skateboard.
Christian Huerta

I spent my summer vacation at my aunt’s house for 1 month. I went to play at the park and we had a picnic.

They have a little puppy named Coceta. She’s white and little. When we woke up we went downstairs for breakfast. We drank juice and ate cereal. Then we went upstairs to play tag or just look out the window.

Then we went outside and Coceta, the little puppy, would chase us around the house. Then we went to the grocery store to get some food. When we came back, Coceta jumped on me and then I said, “Oh, okay!” Then she jumped off me and then I touched her on the head.

Then one of my cousins called me and asked me if I wanted to play and I said yes, so we played fun stuff like tag, hide and seek and other stuff.

Later, my aunt called us for dinner so we came downstairs and when we got to the kitchen it smelled so good. I said
“What is it?” and my aunt said it was soup and I said “Soup? Soup is my favorite. Good.” Then we started eating. I said it tasted very  good. She said “thank you,” and I said “you’re welcome.” Then when we were finished eating we went to bed, but first we brushed our teeth. Then we went to bed. I slept with my cousin Lupita.
Andrea Flores

I spent my summer vacation swimming. I also went to Legoland and played soccer. I also went to my uncle’s and rode my bike up and down a hill. I also went dirt bike riding and almost died rolling backward on a hill at Gorman.

I saw my cousins from Atlanta. I also went to Atlanta. When I was there I saw pollen all over the cars. When I got back my dad bought a new slot car for the track. I also went to Dave & Buster’s.

I tried brown rice with onions and mushrooms. I also went to Mountasia. When I was in Atlanta, I went to a mine. It looked very beautiful. And that is what I did this summer.
Dro Mousheghian

I saw a duck in the pool and it was splashing the pool. After, I went to Six Flags and it was so cool! I went on my favorite ride X2. It was so cool because it has a lot of fire.

My other favorite ride is Superman, it was super fast in the sky and it smelled. When I went down, I was so scared but later I went on a lot of rides.

Then we rode the bus. It took us to another bus to go home. Then we went to the Charcha but at 7:30 when Charcha closed, we went home and played outside a little.

Then we watched a little movie called “Tom and Jerry.” It was so funny. Then we went to  bed. The next day, we went to a little kid’s house. He had a big dog. Then, at 9:30, I went to sleep for school.
Andy Folgar

The first day, I went on a plane. They had peanuts, pretzels and soda, but I snuck a Twix bar.

When I got there, I got mauled by a dog. After that we went to Taco Bell, and I got gas.

Then I went horseback riding and saw “Lord of the Rings” and “Despicable Me.” I love those movies. I bought a palm tree. Then I went to my cousin Ciera’s wedding and my little cousin Jackson shot bubbles at the reception. I tried the cake.
The theme was Rodast, and I did the robot.
Jafeth Portillo

I went to Washington D.C.

I had a lot of fun going to the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and Jefferson’s Memorial. I also heard about the ghost tours that they do.

After, we went to Busch Gardens. I touched the giraffe and heard the gray wolves howling. We almost went on all the rides. After we left D.C., we went to Atlanta, Georgia. I had lots of fun in Georgia, but it was humid. We went home at 1:01 A.M.

It took so long because we had a delay for 2 hours. When I got home, I got on the computer and an amazing thing happened. I know who made the delay. It was a 9-year-old girl who had a turtle.

How do I know? I checked Yahoo News. It was a 1-year-old turtle so she had to throw away the turtle. But the next morning she was reunited with her turtle. Oh, and why did we go to Georgia? I went to see my cousin Pandora. We had a lot of fun and that’s how I spent my summer.
Elias Ortiz

I went to Six Flags. I saw a blue bird flying in the sunny sky as I was reading a book. I saw a duck swimming in the pond as I was playing around. I saw a dog running around as I was walking to a store. I went on Colossus and it was fun. I smelled the yummy food. It was so fun. I heard the screaming people on the roller coaster. It was so exciting when I went on the water slide. We got soaking wet. We saw fake monsters. Then I went on Ninja with my friends.
Miriam Jimenez


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