Wednesday, February 27

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 7 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 6 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.

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 before 6PM on Sunday, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned in your assignment later on Sunday or on Monday or Tuesday, your assignment is probably still in the stack, waiting for me to get to it. If you want to check to make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here.

Week 7 Internet assignment
. (repeat announcement) For the Week 7 Internet assignment, which is available now, you will be reading stories at the Storybooks. That means you have more reading to do this time (stories and perhaps also introductions), so you will have just THREE Storybooks that you comment on. You are welcome to do that assignment now; you don't have to wait if a person you are assigned happens not to have published a story yet. To find out more about how the assignment works this week, see the Internet assignment page.

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 is important is missing, in addition to identifying the specific things you like best about a story. Find out more about Good Feedback: Details, Details, Details!

Wednesday Events on Campus. The application deadline for University of Oklahoma’s Mother of the Year 2013 contest is fast approaching; applications are due by Friday, March 1 - click here for contest and application details. Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

February 27: Mister Rogers. Today marks the tenth anniversary of the death of Fred Rogers, best known as "Mister Rogers," who died on this day in 2003 (he was born in 1928). I was just the right age to grow up watching Mister Rogers Neighborhood as a little child; the show started in 1968 and I watched it from its first years. It continued to run until the year 2001, for a total of almost 900 episodes. Below is a PBS remix video that captures the spirit of Mister Rogers wonderfully; you can read more about his life and career in this Wikipedia article.