Monday, October 4

Today is Monday, and Week 6 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 7 will begin tomorrow - and those assignments are available now if you want to get started (all except for the Week 7 Internet assignment, which will be available Tuesday, and the Week 7 Responding assignment, which will be available Friday, as usual).

Storybook stack. As always on Monday, I will have a huge bunch of assignments in the Storybook stack that were turned in over the weekend or on Monday morning. The first thing I will do on Monday morning when I get to work is to update the list of items in the Storybook stack. So, after 8 a.m. or so on Monday, you will be able to check the contents of the stack to make sure I received your assignment. I will be reading and reply to the assignments in the order they were turned in.

Flexible Storybook schedule. If you were out of town over the weekend and are not ready to turn in your Week 6 Storybook assignment, you might choose to skip the assignment and go on the "one-week-off" schedule. You will still end up with four stories total in your Storybook, turning in your first story in Week 7, and your remaining stories in Week 9, 11, and 13. You can find out more about how the flexible Storybook schedule works on this Storybook Schedule page.

Storybook: Working ahead. In order to do the Week 7 Revision assignment, you will need to wait for comments back on your Week 6 Story assignment. Depending on just when you turned in your Week 6 assignment, you may have to wait until later in the week, even as late as Friday, in order to get comments back from me. If you want to work ahead on your Storybook, though, you can do that - just move right ahead to the Week 8 assignment, adding the second story to your Storybook! You can turn in the Week 8 assignment before you turn in the Week 7 assignment, if you are wanting to work ahead.

October 4: World Animal Day. Today, October 4, is the international holiday designated as World Animal Day. The purpose of the holiday is "to celebrate animal life in all its forms, to celebrate humankind’s relationship with the animal kingdom, to acknowledge the diverse roles that animals play in our lives, and to acknowledge and be thankful for the way in which animals enrich our lives." You can find out more at the World Animal Day website. CELEBRATE ANIMAL LIFE!