Wednesday, September 22

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 5 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 4 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit. Wednesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Tuesday.

Week 5 Internet assignment. If you did not read yesterday's announcements, make sure you take a look at yesterday's announcements, especially the information about the Week 5 Internet assignment which is available now. I hope you will have fun looking at other people's coverpages. Plus, you might get some ideas for things you want to try with your own coverpage!

Please check your Storybook title. As I mentioned in an email on Monday, you should take a minute to check and make sure your Storybook title is listed correctly for the other people in the class to see here: Myth-Folklore, World Lit, Indian Epics. Please let me know if you'd like me to change the way your title is listed there. I've also put up some notes that explain the many different options for displaying your title on your GoogleSites website, along with some other GoogleSites tips.

Storybook Stack. I'm still working my way through the large stack of Storybook assignments that people have turned in. If you turned in an assignment on or before Sunday at 8PM, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in after 8PM on Sunday or on Monday or on Tuesday, it is probably still in the stack, waiting for me to get to it. If you want to check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here.

September 22: Sukkot Eve. At sunset tonight the Jewish holiday of Sukkot begins, and extends for one week until sunset on September 29. This festival is usually known as "Feast of the Booths" or "Feast of the Tabernacles" in English. The word Sukkot in Hebrew is the plural form of the word Sukkah, which means a booth or hut. During the festival, people build special huts in which to celebrate the holiday. You can read more about the Festival of Sukkot at the BBC website and at Wikipedia, which is also the source for the image of a festival booth below: