Friday, October 24 - Sunday, October26

HAPPY WEEKEND! You have reached the end of Week 9! The Week 9 Read and Respond assignment (blog commenting) is available now, and the remaining Week 9 assignments are due on Friday or on Saturday or Sunday - please make sure you get started on those assignments soon. If you have not turned in your Week 8 Storybook assignment yet, you may turn it in BY FRIDAY AT NOON for partial credit. Also, Friday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Thursday.

Storybook Week 9 and Week 10. For the Week 9 Storybook assignment this weekend, you will be turning in a revision assignment. Then, for Week 10, you will be turning in a new story. Remember that you do not need my comments on your Week 9 revisions before you start writing your new story - so don't let me hold you up! After you finish the Week 9 assignment, please feel free to move straight on to the Week 10 assignment and get to work on your new story. If you can get the Week 10 Storybook assignment turned in by this Monday, you can take a point of Early Bird extra credit for working ahead.

Storybook Stack. I'm still working my way through the stack of Storybook assignments that people have turned in this week, and the deadline for turning in a late Week 8 assignment for partial credit is Friday at noon. If you want to check to make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here. Because of my schedule this Friday, I am not sure if I will have comments back to you before the weekend for anything turned in by noon on Friday - but if you turn something in by noon on Friday, I will be sure to get comments back to you sometime on Saturday at the latest.

Friday, October 24: United Nations Day. Each year, October 24 is "United Nations Day," commemorating the signing of the United Nations Charter on October 24, 1945. In announcing the observance of United Nations Day in 2008, Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the U.N., proclaimed, "The United Nations must deliver results for a safer, healthier, more prosperous world. On this UN Day, I call on all partners and leaders to do their part and keep the promise." You can read more about the United Nations in this Wikipedia article, and at the United Nations website, The image below shows the flags of many countries flying outside U.N. headquarters in New York City: