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By Ferida Wolff


Aa See the AIRPLANES flying over the airport. Some are going up into the sky. They are going to places far away. Some are coming down for a landing. They are bringing people back home.

Bb See the bright BACKPACKS. Inside are snacks and books and sweaters and drinks just like what’s in the backpacks we are carrying.

Cc See the CHECK-IN COUNTERS and the long, long lines. This is where we check in our luggage. Our suitcases get weighed and a tag is put on the handle so that we and our luggage go to the same place. We also get our tickets here.