Saturday, October 26

Today is Saturday of Week 10. I hope you are having a nice weekend! If you did not finish up the end-of-week assignments on Friday, you need to do that today or tomorrow, Sunday.

Class Procedures and Reminders:

Storybooks. I managed to get through all the Week 9 Storybook assignments on Friday, along with most of the Week 10 assignments in the stack also. So, if you turned in a Storybook before 10PM on Thursday last week, you should have comments back from me now. Anything turned in after 5PM on Thursday is in the stack, and you can check the contents of the stack here. I'll update the listing at least once or twice over the weekend.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Featured Tech Tip: Einstein Chalkboard. This is a fun and very easy-to-use image generator.

Featured Storybook: Long Road Home: From the Hunters' Notebook. Here's another great Storybook from the past as part of the Halloween countdown!

FREE Kindle eBook: Spanish and Portuguese Folklore by Charles Sellers. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the fairy tales and legends you will find in this book.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Behind the cloud is the sun still shining (words from the poet Longfellow). Details at the Proverb Lab. It's good to know that the sun is ALWAYS shining.

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is Bhishma on the Bed of Arrows. You can see Krishna and the five Pandavas sitting beside the dying hero.

Saturday Event on Campus: The homecoming parade takes place at 11:30 AM (details at the OU Daily). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

October 26: Carlo Collodi. Today, 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:

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