Tuesday, March 9

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 8 of the class, and I've re-arranged the Quiz area in Desire2Learn so Week 8 is on top. Yes, this means the semester is now about half over! In the Indian Epics class, you have a Ramayana review week before you start the Mahabharata in Week 9. In Myth-Folklore, the choice is Africa or Jamaica, and in World Literature, it's another trip to the underworld - this time with Dante! If you have not turned in your Week 7 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit.

Storybook Stack. As usual at the beginning of the week there are still LOTS of Storybook assignments in the stack. If you turned something in on Saturday, you should have comments back from me already. If you turned something in on Sunday or Monday, it is probably still in the stack. If you want to check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here.

Spring Break. (repeat announcement) Spring break is next week! That means the assignments for Week 8 are spread out. You have the usual Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday assignments this week, March 9-11. Then, the weekend assignments are not due until at the end of spring break, with the grace period on Monday after Spring Break, March 22. I won't be doing any Storybook grading over the Spring Break, so if you want to get ahead and receive comments back from me before the Spring Break begins, please get your early assignments turned in by this Friday, March 12, at noon. If you can get a Storybook assignment turned in by Friday at noon, I will get comments back to you before Spring Break; otherwise, if you turn something in after noon on Friday or during Spring Break, it will go into the stack for Monday, March 22, when classes resume.

Secret of Kells. Although it did not win the Academy Award for best animated film this weekend, one movie I am going to be very excited to see is The Secret of Kells. I learned about this film from an article in the New York Times - An Indie Takes On Animation’s Big Boys - which featured the film as a result of its being nominated for an Academy Award. It sounds like a wonderful film! You can read more about it in this Wikipedia article, and also at the official website for the film, which is the source for the image below: