This morning when I woke up, I was the happiest girl in the world. Last night, I was given a certificate for completing one-quarter of the countries in the world for my Country Reports, and the report I had just finished was on France. My Dad gave me a quarter (American money!) to show that I had done one-quarter of the world and that when I’ve collected all four quarters, he will put slips of paper with the amounts from $1 to $100 in the empty box where I now pull my countries and I will draw my prize. He said he figured I have worked about 300 hours on my Country Report project. I have never worked that hard on any report that I’ve been assigned, which makes me very proud and it tells me that I have done more than probably any kid my age will do in fifth grade! Mom gave me a hand-made straw turtle to go with my stone turtle that Kristen bought me in Tzintzuntsan. She and Dad say "it’s turtles all the way down." That’s a line from one of Dad’s funny stories. I don't get it.
I get two days off, and I am very HAPPY!!!! Today, we went up to Morelia, ate at Burger King, went to Walmart and bought me a new binder to put more Country Reports in. I have put up my certificate on top of my and Elea’s dresser along with my first quarter. And I can’t wait until my next one!
I will soon be posting my report about our boat trip in Zihuatenejo!