Hi, everybody! A couple of weeks ago I entered a schoolwork contest. I was super excited because you could win an iPad Mini!! If you want to see the original post I made you can go here(I recommend reading that first). And if you want to see the first leaderboard update you can go here.
Soooooooooo…… I have some news. I am not actually partaking in the contest anymore. Well, I am, but I changed some things. Let me start at the beginning:
A couple weeks ago around July 7th, my parents sat me down to talk after dinner. I knew it was about the contest, but I had no idea what it was they wanted to talk about exactly. Sure, the last couple of days had been very mentally and physically exhausting, but I knew that was going to happen. So anyway, they shooed my sister out of the kitchen and told her to go have a shower (which she had to have anyway). Then they started talking. I was excited and nervous at the same time. But mostly nervous. They had agreed that they didn’t like how the contest was going. I was stressed, they were stressed, I couldn’t play with my friends anymore it was taking so long, and most importantly it (the contest) was encouraging kids to drop back several grades so they could get as little questions as they could wrong. And basically, once the first leader board comes out and if you’re not in at least 5th place or above, there is a pretty small chance of getting that iPad Mini. They told me that they had a proposal for me. I could, 1, keep going with the contest, or 2, I could….. do 150 questions a day and take the weekends off! My parents continued, telling me that I had to do some other stuff too. I had to tutor my very-hard-to-tutor little sister and I had to play hangman with my dad. That probably doesn’t make sense to you, so I’ll explain. My dad is an English teacher, who teaches English to kids from China. So, to get more students, he decided to do some live videos. So, three times a week I play hangman with my dad at 7:30 in the morning. Which I can totally do! Especially if I get the weekends off! They said that if I could do all that, until the original end date (August 31st) they would buy me…… Wait for it….. My very own tablet!! Oh my gosh, I thought. Of course, I’m doing this! How could I not do this! If I was willing to give up my whole entire day, every day (even on weekends) to doing schoolwork, of course I could give up just my mornings (without weekends)!!
I was so excited, and I still am! So now I’m doing 150 questions a day, tutoring my little sister, and playing hangman. And I get a tablet!!
So far I have answered 21, 054 questions (since June 1st)! And that number is only going to increase!
I am still going to post the last leaderboard on the same date, August 26th. And the final results on September 9th. Don’t forget to come back for more posts every Monday!