Friday, Feb. 24 - Sunday, Feb. 26

HAPPY WEEKEND! You have reached the end of Week 6! The Week 6 Read and Respond assignment (blog commenting) is available now, and so is the Week 6 Internet assignment (Storybook commenting), along with the remaining Week 6 assignments that are due on Friday or on Saturday or Sunday - please make sure you get started on those assignments soon. Friday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Thursday.

Commenting on Storybooks. (repeat announcement) Every week from now through Week 12 of the semester, you will be commenting on people's writing at their Storybooks. During these weeks as you comment on people's Storybooks, please provide as much detailed, specific feedback as possible! It's nice to get compliments, but it is also really good to get feedback about what things could be improved, especially now, early in the semester. So, do not hesitate to say when something is confusing, or when something seems repetitious, or if you think something important is missing. Every semester, students tell me that they wish they had received more detailed feedback on their Storybooks, rather than just generic compliments. So, try to be a really careful and attentive reader of each Storybook you visit, providing detailed, useful feedback in your comments, describing your own specific, personal experience as you read the Storybook.

The Ning Comment Wall. (repeat announcement) As you saw last week, people will now be leaving comments about your Storybook at the Ning Comment Wall which is part of your Ning Profile page. It would be great if you make select the content being automatically displayed on your page so that way there will be more room for the Comment Wall. There is a Technology Tip for cleaning up your Ning Profile in order to get the page really ready for visitors.

Storybook Stack. I still have a few items in the stack as of Friday morning. My goal is always to get every Storybook returned before the weekend that is turned in to me before 8AM on Friday. For those of you who would like to get comments back sooner rather than later on your Storybook assignment, turn your work in on Friday or on Saturday - don't wait until Sunday! If you wait and turn your assignment in on Sunday, you will have to wait longer to get comments back.

Friday Events on Campus. The Spring Bedlam Blood Battle blood drive will be happening from 11:30AM - 5PM at tne OU ROTC Armory on W. Brooks Street (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

February 24: Wilhelm Grimm. Today, February 24, marks the birthday of the German scholar Wilhelm Grimm in the year 1786. Wilhelm Grimm was the younger of the famous "Brothers" Grimm; his older brother Jacob was born just one year yearlier, 1785. You can read learn more about the Brothers Grimm and their fairy tales and folktales in the Week 10 unit of the Myth-Folklore class; the image below is a portrait of the two brothers: