Friday, Feb. 1 - Sunday, Feb. 3

HAPPY WEEKEND! This is the end of Week 3. The Week 3 Read and Respond assignment (blog commenting) is available now, and the remaining Week 3 assignments are due on Friday or, if you prefer, on Saturday or Sunday - please make sure you get started on those assignments soon. Also, if you have not kept up with the announcements during the week, please take a minute to look at the announcements you missed; here are all the announcements for the past week.

Week 3 Responding. For the Responding assignment, you should be looking for the Week 3 essay and story - which means you may need to scroll down, because some people are working ahead. So, if you do not find somebody's Week 3 blog posts at the top of their blog, just scroll on down until you find what you are looking for. For information about what to do if someone does not have the posts you are looking for, see the instructions at the assignment. Plus, there is an extra credit responding option this week, too! You'll find that information at the bottom of the regular assignment.

Storybook Stack. On Friday, I hope to be able to finish reading and responding to every Storybook assignment in the stack turned in before Friday at 8AM (contents of the stack), and I'll also be getting back to people about their practice websites. I don't do any grading over the weekend, which means that if you turn something in after 8AM on Friday, it will go into the stack. If you want comments back next week sooner rather than later, don't wait until Sunday night to turn in your assignment! The earlier you turn in the assignment (on Saturday, say, or on Sunday afternoon), the sooner you will get comments back.

Storybook Coverpages.  People in both classes are creating their Storybook Coverpages already (that will be the Week 4 Internet assignment) - you can see those first coverpages here: Indian Epics and Myth-Folklore. Meanwhile, for those of you who turned in practice websites this week, I'll be taking a look at those and getting back to you on Friday. As I explained in the announcements earlier this week, you don't need to wait on my reply to your Week 2 website before you go on to the Week 3 Internet assignment, and if you run into any snags or questions about Google Sites, just send me an email and I'll be sure to get back to you!

Friday Events on Campus. There will be free showings of the film The Perks of Being a Wallflower in Meacham at 6PM, 9PM and midnight on Friday, and also a matinee on Saturday at 1PM (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

Saturday, February 2: Imbolc. In the Wheel of the Year holidays, February 2 is celebrated as Imbolc (sometimes spelled Imbolg), the cross-quarter day which is in-between the Winter Solstice (shortest day of the year) and the Spring Equinox (when the day and night are of equal length, with the days growing longer). Because the seasons of the year are opposite in the northern and southern hemispheres, when it is Imbolc in the northern hemisphere, it is the holiday of Lughnasadh in the southern hemisphere! Here is the Wheel of the Year showing the four main holidays at the solstices and equinoxes, along with the four cross-quarter days: