Hi everyone! So sorry I didn’t get another post up until today–the past few days have been busy, and both days, by the time I had a chance to post, it was pretty late. 😉
Anyway, today I’ll be talking about my proudest day. So let’s get started!
Day 12-My Proudest Day
OK, my proudest day happened only a couple of months ago. In English class this past school year, I had to write a research report. I decided to write mine on golden retrievers and all the things they do to help people in need (you’d be surprised at how many different jobs retrievers have!!). Before I wrote the final draft of my report, I was instructed (by our homeschool curriculum) to write a first draft of the entire thing. I would then mail this first draft to our curriculum’s graders, and they would proofread my report and give me suggestions on how to make it better.
I worked super hard on this first draft. I got books from the library, looked up information about Golden Retrievers on the Internet, and so much more. The report was pretty difficult to write, not only because I had to really think about what I wanted to say, but also because I had to make lots of footnotes, and list every source I used in a long bibliography. I had to use so many index cards (for my sources) that it was ridiculous!
I even worked on the report into my spring break (which started the Thursday before Easter). I remember sitting at the dining room table on Good Friday, with my index cards spread out all over, sorted into piles. I was totally exhausted, but I really wanted to get my report done so I could enjoy the rest of my break without having it hanging over my head. I was so close to being done, too!
Finally, the day before Easter, I think, I finished my first draft of my report. I printed it out and mailed it off to the curriculum graders not long after, wondering what they were going to think of my work.
About two or three weeks later, I was out with my dad and sister at the library. I was waiting for my dad and sister to be finished up, so I called my mom at home just to see how she was doing. She told me that she had some good news for me: the woman who had graded my report had just e-mailed my mom. This woman told her my report had been so good, that she was counting my first draft as my final grade for the assignment…and that my final grade was an A-plus. I was absolutely thrilled!! (And so was my sister, because the same thing had happened with her first draft. 😉 )
So, yes, that was my proudest day. All of my hard work really had paid off. 🙂 And you know what’s even better? I don’t have to write another research report this year! 😀
All right, I’m also going to be sharing with you the meaning behind my blog name. 😉
Day 13-Meaning Behind My Blog Name
OK, I think I might have said this in another post, but I’ll say it again just in case. 😉 I blog about a bunch of different things-American Girl, dolls, food, music, stories…the list goes on and on. And these things are all happy, fun topics that I really enjoy talking about. 😉 So that’s the “everything fun” part, of course. My name is Sunny, and since I’d be talking about all these fun things, it made sense for the blog to be called “Everything Fun Under The Sun”.
Okay, that’s it for now, but later I’ll be back to tell you all about a difficult time in my life. ☺
Oh, and my new tablet came today!! (I’m using it now to type up this blog post, in fact.) So expect a post about that soon, too!