Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 24

HAPPY SPRING BREAK! You have reached the end of Week 9 of the semester, and it is time for Spring Break! The Week 9 Read and Respond assignment (blog commenting) is available now, along with the other end-of-week assignments for Week 9. I would advise everybody to finish those assignments on the Friday before Spring Break so that you can totally enjoy the break without having to worry about deadlines; if you choose instead to wait to do those assignments, you can complete them during the break, with the usual grace period on Monday morning, March 25. For those of you who are traveling, I hope you have happy and safe travels!

Spring Break email. I will be checking email intermittently over the Spring Break although I may be out of town for a few days. If you have questions or problems, send me a note and I'll get back to you as soon as I am back online again.

Storybook Stack. I've still got a lot of Storybooks in the stack, and by the end of the day on Friday I hope to get comments back to anything turned in before 8AM on Friday; if not, I'll finish up on Saturday morning. During Spring Break, I won't be reading any Storybook assignments, so if you turn something in later on Friday or during the break, it will go into the stack. I'll update the contents of the stack first thing on Monday morning, March 25.

Working ahead on your Storybook. If you want to work ahead on your Storybook, please do so! You can actually write the third and fourth stories over Spring Break if you want, and have them all lined up and ready to go. You can only turn in one Storybook assignment at a time, but if you want to get your stories written and ready to go, that's a great strategy for working ahead and dramatically reducing your work load in the final weeks of the semester.

Finishing the class early. If you want to finish the class early, working ahead over Spring Break is a very good way to do that! For those of you who did not see the Tuesday announcements, check there for information about the number of points remaining in the semester so that you can plan out your strategy to finish up the class with the grade that you want.


(image from the SpringHaiku Blog)