Saturday, November 16

Today is Saturday of Week 13. 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:

Storybook Stack. On Friday, I managed to get through all the Storybooks turned in before Friday. Meanwhile, if you turned in something on Friday itself, your assignment is at the top of the stack for Monday, and I will update the stack once or twice again over the weekend. You can check the contents of the stack here.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Featured Resource: Interview with a Semicolon. Since the semicolon is one of my favorite punctuation marks, of course I was thrilled to read an interview with the semicolon itself!

Featured Storybook: Sita: A Song of Valor. Lorraina has now added the final chapter to her beautifully written Storybook dedicated to the life of Sita.

FREE Kindle eBook: Algonquin Legends of New England by Charles Godfrey Leland. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book. You will find stories about the hero Glooskap here, along with many more!

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is A goose-quill is more dangerous than a lion's claw (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. This is like "the pen is mightier than the sword," but with animal metaphors instead!

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is Arjuna and Bhishma. The fight between Arjuna and Bhishma is one of the most dramatic moments of the Battle of Kurukshetra.

Saturday Event on Campus: It's Dad's Day on campus, including a Boomer Bash Tailgate followed by a Dad's Day Watch Party in Meacham (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

November 16: Oklahoma Admission Day. Today, November 16, marks the admission of Oklahoma to the United States of America in the year 1907, the 46th state (followed later by New Mexico and Arizona in 1912, and then Alaska and Hawaii in 1959). When the state of Oklahoma was created, it combined the lands of the Oklahoma Territory as well as Indian Territory, putting an end to plans to create a State of Sequoyah in eastern Oklahoma, which had been Indian Territory. You can read about the proposed State of Sequoyah in this Wikipedia article; the image below shows the Oklahoma and Indian Territories circa the 1890s:

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