Our city: Mt. Vernon/Illinois
Our country: United States of America
Our timezone: Central Standard Time (GMT-6)
We wear these clothes: In our school, we wear a uniform. Our uniform is white polo with navy blue pants. In the summer, boys wear khaki shorts. Girls wear shorts and tank tops.
We eat these foods: We absolutely love to eat pizza. We eat a lot of fast food, such as Wendy's and Taco Bell. Most of us eat home cooked meals.
We grow these foods: Farmers grow corn, soybeans, and wheat. Many people have a personal garden where they grow vegetables, such as watermelons, strawberries, cantaloupe, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, and lettuce.
We practice these religions: Most people practice Christianity, including the denominations of Catholic, Baptist, Lutheran, and Methodist. A few people practice the religions of Judaism, Jehovah's Witness, Mormon, and Amish.
We speak these languages: Almost everyone speaks English. Some people speak Spanish and Ebonics.
These animals live in our area: We have deer, squirrels, cats, dogs, and opossums. Farmers raise horses, cows, sheep, chickens, and pigs.
These industries support our local economy: We have several big factories, such as General Tire and Walgreens. Some people in Southern Illinois work in the coal mines.
We use these types of transportation: Most people travel by cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Some people are able to ride a bicycle to work.