Saturday, November 23

Today is Saturday of Week 14. I hope you are having a nice weekend! If you did not finish up the end-of-week assignments on Friday, you actually have all week to do that - but if you can finish Week 14 up this weekend, that will make for a better Thanksgiving holiday!

Class Procedures and Reminders:

Thanksgiving schedule. Week 14 lasts during the holiday week. So, you can finish up the Week 14 assignments this weekend, or you can work on that next week, with the usual grace period on Monday morning, December 2. Week 15 starts on Tuesday, December 3, and all work for the class is due at the latest on Friday, December 6. I'll be in the office on Monday morning, and I'll be checking email on and off during the week, but next week is a holiday in this class, so I won't be checking email as often after Monday.

Finishing up the class. I hope everybody has a plan in place for finishing up the class with the remaining Week 14 and Week 15 assignments! If you have any question about that, please ask me sooner rather than later. I'll be in the office on Monday morning, so if you turn in Storybook assignment(s) this weekend (you can see the contents of the stack here), I will get that back to you on Monday morning. If you want to get those points in the Gradebook before Thanksgiving, make sure you get your Storybook assignment(s) turned in this weekend. Anything that comes in during the holiday week will wait until the Monday after Thanksgiving.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Featured Resource: From One Second to the Next. For those of you who will be driving for the holidays, please consider taking the pledge of the IT CAN WAIT campaign. Don't text while driving... please!

Featured Storybook: I Am Not my Brothers' Sister. Shelby's Storybook this semester provides the story a journey - the journey of a changeling - to discover her own identity.

FREE Kindle eBook: Santal Folk Tales by A. Campbell. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book, which contains all sorts of marvelous tales from the Santal people of western India.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Your fingers can’t be of the same length (a Chinese proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. In other words: it takes all kinds! (or all lengths!)

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is Vyasa and Janamejaya. The sage Vyasa, on the right, is telling the story of the Mahabharata to Janamejaya on the left.

Saturday Event on Campus: You can see the University Theater's showing of Coram Boy - with Indian Epics' own Victoria Hines in the cast - at 8PM in the Rupel Jones Theater (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

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