How does your family celebrate Independence Day?
On Independence Day, my family and I celebrate by lighting fireworks, squirting each other with water guns, playing games, popping poppers, and lighting bottle rockets, fire crackers, smoke bombs, and sparklers.
Alex Dearry, 5th, Pennington Middle, Ms. Hounshell
On Independence Day my family and I are always at the lake. As soon as I wake up, I hurry and put my swimsuit on. When we get to the boat we usually go to a place called Black Fox Bridge. My dad, sister and I jump off the bridge. Whenever we get to the camper we always have a big cookout and that’s how my Fourth of July goes.
Ashlyn Grimes, 5th, Pennington Middle, Ms. Hounshell
We celebrate Independence Day at the park and we all watch fireworks and play with sparklers. We play tag and go swimming and play with friends from our school. We have a cookout with friends and family. We go home and camp out in the backyard.
Camden Sykes, 5th, Pennington Middle, Ms. Hounshell
On Independence Day I normally wake up and eat breakfast. All of my family visits my Mamma Jenny. We miss her so much because she’s is no longer with us on earth but she will always be in our hearts. We go and visit Aunt Mandy’s grave because she is no longer with us. My family and I spend time together but we miss mamma and Mandy is no longer with us suffering.
Conner Stapleton, 5th, Pennington Middle, Ms. Hounshell
My family celebrates Independence Day by having a cook out at my mammies. We usually cook hamburgers and hotdogs. My pappy grills the meat and my mom and dad go to the store. When mom and dad return home, we play water games. Then we say our prayers to God and say thank you.
Daylynn Parks, 5th, Pennington Middle, Ms. Hounshell
On Independence Day, my family goes out to the Pennington pool. We cook food and while we are waiting, we play at the playground. When we are done eating, we go visit our other family members that could not come. We all have tons of fun together. After it turns night, we go back home and relax by watching television together.
Destiny Lawson, 5th, Pennington Middle, Ms. Hounshell
On Independence Day, my family and I usually eat out somewhere for breakfast. Then on the ride home we make posters of American flags. Sometimes they look bad because of the bumpy ride. After that we go visit my Uncle Larry in the cemetery. Then we go to the park and have a picnic, considering its usually hot outside. Then we go have ice cream cause once again because it’s hot outside. Then we have a water fight with the water hose because my brother says it’s like the world war two war. After we dry off and all we go to Wise County Park. It’s a different park and we have a cookout. My Aunt Loretta always sends American flag cookies because she really likes to bake them. Then it’s usually late. We always have blankets in the car so we get those out. They always shoot off fireworks at the park we go to. So we get our blankets and watch the fireworks. Then we go to the house. It’s always pitch dark because the lights are out and it’s dark outside. Then we bake a cake and eat a piece before bed. Then we put our pjs on and sing songs. My mom always has to take decorations down because we have a party with streamers before bed. Then we all go to sleep thinking about what will happen next Independence day.
Dezaire Taylor, 5th, Pennington Middle, Ms. Hounshell
On Independence Day, my family and I wake up and eat breakfast. Then we go and get dressed up in red, white, and blue. We go to the park where there are water slides, food, snow cones, and other activities We have lots of fun there. Next we go to my grandma’s house where we have a cookout. It is really fun for me because I get to see my cousins that I haven’t seen in a long time. We play tag, football, soccer, and we go play in my grandma’s field. Then we go to my other grandma’s house were we eat lots of food and play tag and lots of other games. We set off fireworks. Then we go home and go to sleep.
Emily Snowden, 5th, Pennington Middle, Ms. Hounshell
On Independence Day, my family and I celebrate by inviting friends and family over. We all buy fireworks and shoot them off on the patio in the backyard. We eat hamburgers and hotdogs. We play with my dog Buster. My sister and I love playing with our friends. We are sisters and we fight a lot but when we celebrate Independence Day, we always have fun. We love Independence Day and we love each other!
Jade Parsons, 5th, Pennington Middle, Ms. Hounshell
On Independence Day, my family and I celebrate by waking up and eating pancakes. We then go outside to cook and invite people over. We go to church to celebrate. One time we went to the pool to celebrate. We go sell little flags. The last thing we do is eat a good dinner as a family.
Jessee Musick, 5th, Pennington Middle, Ms. Hounshell
On Independence Day, my family and I go shoot guns, watch fireworks, and eat burgers. Independence Day is special in its own way. This day represents the soldiers who have fought in the war. My family has their own veteran, my grandfather, who fought in the war. We use this day to celebrate him and the others who have fought.
Joshua Raines, 5th, Pennington Middle, Ms. Hounshell
On Independence Day, my family and I normally go to my mammaw’s and papaw’s house. When my family and I wake up we eat breakfast. We usually have a cookout with my family for Independence Day. The whole day if filled with family fun time. We go swimming and play outside. But what Independence Day is mostly about is the fallen soldiers who gave their lives to give us freedom. Happy Independence Day. Love,
Kayden Shirks, 5th, Pennington Middle, Ms. Hounshell
On Independence Day, my family and I have a reunion. We have it at a park where we grill out. We have some good food like burgers, hotdogs and corn on the cob. We have a lot of games like corn hole, volleyball, and badminton. We play until it turns dark and then watch the fireworks.
Landon Dishner, 5th, Pennington Middle, Ms. Hounshell
On Independence Day, my family and I go to my mamaw’s and eat s’mores. Before we go to my mamaw’s, we eat pancakes for breakfast. My brother Thomas and I make my mamaw and papaw a card. I love Independence Day so much!
Madelyn Fultz, 5th, Pennington Middle, Ms. Hounshell
On Independence Day, we go to Dollywood and eat at Cracker Barrel. We go over to a friend’s and play games such as water balloons and corn toss. We also have cake and a piñata. Then my family and I watch fireworks to end the night.
Madison Crusenberry, 5th, Pennington Middle, Ms. Hounshell
On Independence Day my family and I wake up to the music of the Fourth of July and waffles. The next thing I we do after breakfast is go see my best friend Kyra’s grave and give her flowers. We go to my house and make ice cream for the cookout. We have hamburgers and hotdogs. We go to the park to wait on friends and family and then we watch fireworks!
Peyton Waddell, 5th, Pennington Middle, Ms. Hounshell
On Independence Day, my family and I go to my mammaw’s house. We usually eat lunch with her and the rest of my family around 1:30. We play some games such as corn hole, tag, and water hose games. After lunch, we ride four-wheelers up on the mountain! When we get back it is about 7:00 pm, so we eat hamburgers and hotdogs. After that it is dark, so my brother and his girlfriend Breanna set off fireworks. When they are done, we say goodbye and go home.
Raleigh Williams, 5th, Pennington Middle, Ms. Hounshell
I celebrate my Independence Day like this: The night before Independence Day I stay up for a while because I am so excited. I wake up to my stepsister who tries to wake me up to go outside and play. We play in the woods for a while. After we are done, we go to our family’s house. When we get there we have a cookout and swim. Then at the end of the day my stepsister, brother, and I play tag and catch lightning bugs.
Rebecca Newman, 5th, Pennington Middle, Ms. Hounshell
On Independence Day, my family and I hang out at the house. Then we have a big cookout with friend. We set off fireworks at the house. After a long day at home, we go to the park and hang out with all my friends and family.
Rhett Robbins, 5th, Pennington Middle, Ms. Hounshell
We go to Ayer’s camper to visit my family for Independence Day. I ride on the roller coaster and watch the firework go off. I sometimes will sit down in the grass and watch the parade. My mom will fix a cake while my brother and I go ride Ayer’s bike until my mom is done with the cake. Then we go home and we go to the graveyard and see my sister and my mom’s parents.
Seth Pennington, 5th, Pennington Middle, Ms. Hounshell
On Independence Day, we wake up to red and white banners and silly string. My family and I celebrate by going to Denny’s for breakfast. We also fight with water guns and act like my brother did when he was in war. At the park, my dad and I make lunch for everyone. We grill hotdogs and cheeseburgers. After the park, we get in the car and go home to watch the fireworks.
Stephen May, 5th, Pennington Middle, Ms. Hounshell
MILLER PERRY ELEMENTARY
This is what my family does for the 4th of July. Normally I go to my nana and papa’s house. We play corn hole, Uno, Crazy Eights, and go to the pool. My family has a cookout there. My aunt and uncle, cousins, sister, mom, and dad are there. My mom dad, sister, and I go to see the fireworks. This was how my family celebrates Independence Day.
Abigail Berry, 4th, Miller Perry Elementary, Ms. Jeffers
Boom, boom, boom to the fireworks on Independence Day. My family has cookouts with drinks, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, Kool-Aid, and lemonade for the cookout. Hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad, eggs, spaghetti, fireworks, cookouts, drinks, snacks. Go crazy. Have a party, balloons, cakes, and picnic. Bring blankets. Stay up later. Watch video while waiting for fireworks on Fourth of July. My family loves fireworks.
Annie Walker, 4th, Miller Perry Elementary, Ms. Jeffers
My family celebrates July the Fourth like this. My aunts, uncles, and grandparents come to celebrate with us. We would have a cookout and go to a parade and celebrate and watch the fireworks. We would also watch a football game. My family might celebrate like this next July the Fourth.
Ashton Templeton, 4th, Miller Perry Elementary, Ms. Jeffers
July 4, 2018 my family goes to my mother’s house and has a party. My dad goes and gets fireworks and we always set off fireworks. The fireworks were great. We always eat after fireworks but one firework always fall over. One time I got stuck outside. It was scary but I was good. And we always play inside. I love July 4. I hope I love this July 4.
Bella Ferguson, 4th, Miller Perry Elementary, Ms. Jeffers
The awesome stuff my family does on the 4th of July! Sometimes we stay at my house and have some people over, or we go to my friend’s house. I always have my best friends over, Nila and Teagan or, I go to their house. We have a cookout, we play, and sometimes we swim, but then we stay up all night and do fireworks! That was what I do on the 4th of July!
Blake Frazier, 4th, Miller Perry Elementary, Ms. Jeffers
The best Fourth of July at Granny’s. At my granny’s we have the best Fourth of July ever every year. Everyone from my grandpa’s side and grandma’s side of the family. We play the gift game and best of all FIREWORKS. This year I am going to save every single bit of money I get and spend it on FIREWORKS! This is the best Fourth of July at Granny’s.
Bo Burdine, 4th, Miller Perry Elementary, Ms. Jeffers
Whoosh! Fireworks shoot up into the sky. It was Fourth of July at my house. My family was there, of course. We had fireworks, a picnic and family time. That’s my best holiday.
Christian Lee, 4th, Miller Perry Elementary, Ms. Jeffers
We have an American flag up. We have red, white, and blue fireworks. On the Fourth of July we do fireworks. We make a lot of food and we decorate. That’s what we do.
Christian Young, 4th, Miller Perry Elementary, Ms. Jeffers
My family and I love to celebrate the Fourth of July. My brother, Mom, Dad, and I go and see my mamaw and papaw, we also see my Aunt Larah, Uncle Tyler, and my cousins Emma and Ellie. We go to my mamaw’s house during the day. We do fireworks and have a cook out too. We go with my nana to this place near Eastman. We get to see big fireworks there. I get to go with my Nana, Poppy, and Aunt Sarah. We wear our red, white, and blue shirts. We also celebrate my mom’s birthday! It’s really fun. I love celebrating the Fourth of July with my family.
Connor Bennett, 4th, Miller Perry Elementary, Ms. Jeffers
Fourth of July is coming soon. My favorite thing about 4th of July is the parade and fireworks. And we put up or flag and set off fireworks. And another favorite thing is getting candy from the parade.
Cooper Maness, 4th, Miller Perry Elementary, Ms. Jeffers