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Visit to Mississippi: This summer I had the best time ever! I got to go to Mississippi and see my grandma. I fed the horses carrots! I also went to my friend's house and swam in their new pool. And that was my summer.

Mimi Wilks

Grade 4, Calvary

Niagara Falls: I went to camp this summer. We saw Niagara Falls. It lights up at night, and fireworks went off over them. Then we got on a boat and went under Niagara Falls. When we got on the boat I was nervous at first, then when we started moving I was not anymore.

Andrew Haas

Grade 3, Colene Hoose

Caught a ball: This summer I went to my grandma and grandpa's, and we went to a White Sox vs. Royals MLB game. We caught a ball and got an autograph from Yolmer Sanchez No. 5. The White Sox won, 10 to 1.

Noah Gulley

Grade 5, Colene Hoose

Beach house: This summer I rented a beach house. It was so fun playing at the beach. I got to chase birds away, find seashells and catch fish. I also got to go to a water park called Raging Waves. It had some fun things like big water slides and a wave pool.

Leo Reckamp

Grade 2, Grove

Shells and coins: There is something I want you to know about my summer. I went to Florida and found lots of shells. My dad and my brother used a metal detector, and they found lots of coins. I went swimming six times this summer at Fairview pool. I had an awesome summer!

Annabel Hoschek

Grade 3, Hudson

Play at the park: My favorite part of summer is going to the park. I love to go on the swing with my big sister Hailey. I also love to do cartwheels on the balance beam, and sometimes I fall off the balance beam. The last thing is that I love to go on the slide because it is very tall and long.

Madison Hargus

Grade 5, Hudson

Fun with cousins: I saw my cousins and played and had lots of fun! One of the games we played was hide-and-seek. We also colored lots of pictures. We went to State Farm water park. We went to a trampoline park and had a fun time there, too! We jumped and jumped until we were out of breath!

Sindhu Kaza

Grade 3, Northpoint

Water guns and floaties: Summer was fun. I went swimming. We used water guns and floaties. We did cannonballs. 

Daniel Williams

Grade 4, Northpoint

Kalahari visit: Summer is fun! I went to Kalahari. I played on the trampoline, and I played Splatoon.

Satchel Winston

Grade 5, Northpoint

Played real soccer: Over the summer I had soccer practice, and it was fun. We played real soccer. I kicked the ball, and I made my first goal. I was happy.

Victor Adekoya

Grade 2, Oakdale

Trips up north: This summer I went to Six Flags in Chicago. We rode lots of roller coasters. After that we went to Wisconsin Dells, and we went on the Black Hole. We got frozen yogurt and had a great time. We did one more trip to Wrigley Field, and the Cubs won!

Lindsey Stoewer

Grade 5, Parkside

Clear waters of Florida: My brother Colin and I went to the beach in Sarasota. It's in Florida. It is on the Gulf of Mexico. It is so clear, I could see the fish. It was the funnest thing I did.

Tyler Hupp

Grade 4, Pepper Ridge

Aunt in South Dakota: Summer is the best! I went to South Dakota. I saw my Aunty.

Jaden Schumacher

Grade 1, Prairieland

Beautiful Florida: This summer I went to Florida After the 14-hour drive we arrived in beautiful Florida. I went in the pool straight away, and I learned to dive. When it was 9:00 I went to the beach and searched for crabs.

Gavin Blue

Grade 3, Prairieland

Fun in Michigan: Going to Michigan was one of the highlights this summer. When we went to Michigan, we saw lots of fireworks and boat parades. There were lots of beaches. Pasties were a great experience. I was sad to leave Michigan, but we had a great time!

Nikita Kolekar

Grade 4, Prairieland 

Disney cruise: This summer I went on an 11-day Disney cruise. I had a blast! At dinner I made a new friend, and her name was Darah. Every night we would go to the Bibbity-Bobbity Boutique to get free pixie dust (glitter) in our hair.

Katherine Masters

Grade 5, Prairieland

Western Ave. camp: I went to Western Avenue for a summer camp. I met a lot of friends there. Then I went to 4-H after that. I had a sleepover and slept until 1 a.m. I went to Great Wolf Lodge and had so much fun!

Kaithlyne Balbuena

Grade 3, Sheridan

First Cubs game: Thsi summer I went to my first Cubs game. I went with my mommy and daddy. I like the Cubs.

Stella Bantham

Grade 2, Stevenson

Smoky Mountains: This summer I went to the Smoky Mountains. There I stayed in a cabin. The cabin had a hot tub, pool table and arcade. We also went go-carting. My cousins came over and made it the best summer yet!

Caitie Jenkins

Grade 4, Calvary 

Chicago train: This summer I went to Chicago. I went there so I could have a family reunion. Do you want to know what else was cool? I got to ride on a train so I could go to my uncle's work. He works at a building that's next to the Sears Tower.

Mackenzie Owens

Grade 3, Colene Hoose

Soccer and more: This summer was one of the best! I played soccer with my friends every day. I like soccer very much! I went to the library and read lots of books. Also, I watched TV and ate ice cream every day. My grandmother came all the way from India to visit us!

Akshat Shivalaman

Grade 5, Colene Hoose

Colorado camping: I went to Colorado and we sat around the campfire some nights. We also went bear and mountain lion hunting. We went zip-lining and did whitewater rafting.

McKinley Dennison

Grade 2, Grove

Cousins reunion: I went to Table Rock Lake for a full week. All my cousins were there. I haven't seen them for two years. The only thing I hated was the drive, but everything else went OK. We played lots of tag. I can't wait to go again and see my cousins.

Isabel Funk

Grade 3, Hudson

"Sesame Street" game: Summer is fun! I played on the computer. I played a "Sesame Street" game.

Noe Alovor

Grade 3, Northpoint 

Exciting kayaking: This summer I went kayaking in the mountains of New Hampshire with my family. When you kayak, you never know what's around the corner. It is very exciting.

Lincoln Ringenberg

Grade 4, Northpoint

Swimming with family: Over the summer, I went swimming with my family and had fun. I went home and watched a move and ate popcorn. I went to sleep. I went under the water. I was swimming and in the pool.

Mar'yannia Johnson

Grade 2, Oakdale  

So much fun: This summer I went to Branson, Mo. In Branson, I went to an amusement park called Silver Dollar City. It was soooo much fun! I also went to a played called "Sampson." It was also really fun! We stayed in a three-story cabin!

Grace Gaddis

Grade 5, Parkside

Made a movie: When summer began we went to my grandma's house and stayed for a week. When we returned, I went to work! I created a whole movie! Then I filmed it (it's Gacha Studio). I also filmed a vlog.

Kathryn Claveria

Grade 4, Pepper Ridge

Six Flags fun: This summer I had fun. I went to Six Flags.

Alayna Hawley

Grade 1, Prairieland

Fun day at the zoo: This summer I went to the St. Louis Zoo with my family. I loved the slushies that were there, and the monkey house smelled bad. When we got there the polar bears were eating, and they were funny. What a great day at the zoo.

Brady Wettstein

Grade 3, Prairieland

Experiencing San Francisco: I went to San Francisco with my cousin and my mom. We got some cool stuff from Chinatown and walked across the Golden Gate Bridge. 

Angelina del Rio

Grade 4, Prairieland

A lot of things: This summer was fun as I did a lot of things. Most mornings I ran with my dad. I pitched for my softball team, and I went on vacations to Florida and Kentucky. I even walked across a bridge from Louisville, Ky., to Jeffersonville, Ind. This summer was very busy and very fun!

Julie Bach

Grade 5, Prairieland  

Wisconsin and Oklahoma: This summer I went to the Wisconsin Dells and rode a lot of slides. It was so much fun. I went to Oklahoma to see my cousins. It was the best. My family went to my grandparents' house, and we swam in her pool.

Paisley Morrison-Anderson

Grade 3, Sheridan

Play with cousin: This summer my cousin came to my house. We played dolls. We got ice cream. We played at the park. We had fun.

Aaliyah Vance

Grade 2, Stevenson

Sunny Florida beach: This summer I went to Destin, Fla., and we had a condo right in front of the beach. The beach had sand as soft as flour, and the water was as clear as glass. The water had a sort of ombre from aqua to blue.

Annika George

Grade 4, Northpoint  

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