Friday, Oct. 26 - Sunday, Oct. 28

HAPPY WEEKEND! You have reached the end of Week 10! The Week 10 Read and Respond assignment (blog commenting) is available now, and the remaining Week 10 assignments are due on Friday or on Saturday or Sunday - please make sure you get started on those assignments soon.

NEW RESPONDING GROUPS. The blog responding groups have been shuffled around this week, so you should find some new people to read and respond to when you do the blog responding assignment for Week 10. If somehow I've accidentally left anybody off the list, please let me know. This is done completely at random, so you may be with someone you have been in a group with before, or you may have all new people - that is the magic of randomness!

Week 10 Internet assignment: Extra credit option.
(repeat announcement) The Week 10 Internet assignment is available now! In addition to the usual assignment of reading three Storybooks and commenting on them, there is an additional "extra credit" option where you can read three more Storybooks and comment on them for an additional 6 points. I hope you will have fun with this extra credit option - it is a chance to visit the Storybooks from the other class!

Storybook Stack
. I'm still working my way through the stack of Storybook assignments that people have turned in. If you want to check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here. My goal is to get comments back to everyone by the end of the day Friday for assignments turned in before Friday at 8AM.

Friday Events on Campus
. There will be FREE showings of The Amazing Spiderman in Meacham Auditorium at 6PM, 9PM and midnight (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

October 26: Carlo Collodi. Friday, October 26, marks the anniversary of the death in the year 1890 of the Italian author, Carlo Collodi, who is best known today as the creator of the the story of Pinocchio, the little boy made of wood. If you have never read the actual Pinocchio story, I highly recommend it - it's a surprising and beautiful and mysterious book, definitely one of the best books ever written for children, in my opinion. Here is Pinocchio in English online. You can also read an English version with the famous illustrations by Attilio Mussino online, which is the source for the image below: