Sunday, September 29

Today is Sunday of Week 6. The Read and Respond assignment, along with the Internet assignment and Storybook assignment, are due today. So, if you have not finished those up already, now is the time.

Class Procedures and Reminders:

Alternate Storybook Schedule. You may have noticed the information on the Storybook assignments page about the alternate schedules. If you are not able to complete a Storybook assignment in any given week, an alternate schedule will kick in. So if you miss one week, you will still end up with four stories total in your Storybook, and if you miss two or three weeks, you will still end up with three stories in your Storybook, which is just fine - in fact, you might even decide you prefer to have a Storybook with just three stories. For more information about how the alternate schedules work, see this information page: Storybook Schedule.

Storybook Stack
. I don't update the Storybook stack as often on the weekends, but I'll update it at least once or twice. If you want comments back on your assignment sooner rather than later, turn in your work earlier on Sunday rather than waiting until later. If you wait until Sunday evening, you will be farther down in the stack and will have to wait longer for my comments back to you. 

Week 6 Responding.  For the Read and Respond assignment this week, there is a "Famous Last Words" extra credit option where you will read some "Famous Last Words" posts in other people's blogs - and maybe reading other people's "Famous Last Words" post will inspire you to try that option yourself. It's a good way to take a little breather each week, which can be especially helpful as the semester is starting to move into high gear.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Featured Resource: GrammarCatz. The GrammarCatz are some LOLCats that I created this past summer, mostly for my grandson's amusement as a fun way to help him with the writing he does for school (he is in sixth grade). Perhaps you will find them amusing too!

Featured Storybook: Project Humanity. In this ingenious Storybook from last year, aliens have come to Earth and are attempting to understand human psychology by reading our traditional myths and legends.

FREE Kindle eBook: Hindu Gods and Heroes by Lionel Barnett. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book which provides an overview of the Indian religious tradition from a 19th-century British perspective, with chapters on both the Mahabharata and the Ramayana.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is They wouldn’t make erasers if we didn’t make mistakes (an American proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. As a recovering perfectionist, I have to say that this is one of my all-time favorite proverbs!

Ramayana Image: Today's Ramayana image is Hanuman in Ravana's Court. Hanuman has allowed himself to be captured, and you can see they are already preparing to set his fail on fire! (Big mistake, of course!)

KGOU OneSix8. Visit the OneSix8 blog for detailed information about all kinds of events this weekend in Norman and nearby... including information about GROOVEFEST, taking place today, Sunday, in Andrews Park.

Note: You can page back through older blog posts to see any announcements you might have missed.