Monday, May 3

Today is Monday. Week 14 of the class is now over. Monday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Friday/Saturday/Sunday. Week 15 - the last week of the class! - will begin tomorrow - and those assignments are available now if you want to get started. Please read the following note about Week 15 and how it ENDS ON FRIDAY.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT WEEK 15: The final week of class, Week 15, begins tomorrow, Tuesday, May 4. Week 15 is different from other weeks, because it ENDS ON FRIDAY AT NOON. So, if you will be doing some Week 15 assignments to finish up the class, please be aware of this special schedule: all the final Week 15 assignments are due by NOON ON FRIDAY at the latest. No late Week 15 Storybook assignment can be turned in for partial credit. All Week 15 assignments - including the Storybook assignment, Internet assignment, Blog Responding assignment, along with any extra credit you want to complete - must be done by Friday, May 7, at noon.

Grading and points. As you can see in the Grading Information page, you need 410 to get an A, 360 points to get a B, and 320 points to get a C. When you get the number of points you need, you are done! If you can let me know when you are done with the class, I will record the letter grade for you in the Gradebook so that you can be sure you are finished with everything for the class.

Storybook stack. On Monday morning, I will update the contents of the stack, and I will start working my way through the stack based on the order in which things were turned in. As I explained last week, if these Storybook points might give you the points you need to finish up the class, let me know and I'll move your assignment to the top of the stack. Meanwhile, you can always check the contents of the stack to make sure I have received your assignment.

May 3: Pete Seeger. Sunday, May 3, is the birthday of the great American musician and folk singer, Pete Seeger, who was born in 1919, so it is his 91st birthday. Happy birthday, Pete Seeger! You may have seen Pete Seeger performing at Obama's inauguration last January, when together with Bruce Springsteen and his grandson Tao Rodríguez-Seeger, he sang the Woody Guthrie song "This Land Is Your Land." You can read more about Pete Seeger's career in this Wikipedia article, which also contains details about the many celebrations of Pete Seeger's birthday in cities around the United States and in other countries, too. Here's a picture of Pete Seeger performing recently - and you can see Arlo Guthrie there as well, two of America's great folk musicians! :-)