Friday, February 28

HAPPY FRIDAY! You have reached the end of Week 7! The Read and Respond assignment (blog commenting) is available now. Friday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish the assignments that were due on Thursday.

Class Procedures and Reminders:

Storybook Stack. I'm still working my way through the large stack of Storybook assignments that people have turned in.  This is a VERY busy week with all these new stories. So, I will try to get comments back to everyone before the weekend, but if you turned in a late assignment for Week 7 or an early Week 8 assignment, you might not get comments until Saturday morning. Meanwhile, if you want to check to make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here.

New Responding groups
. The blog responding groups have been shuffled around again this week so you should see one or even two new people in your group. There is also a "getting to know you" extra credit assignment where you can read additional posts from the people in your new group. Details about the extra credit assignment are included in the regular assignment instructions!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Video Resource: You may have seen the infographic 29 Ways to Stay Creative, and here it is as a video designed by Islam Abudaoud.

Writing Resource: National Department of Poetry. Here is another charming poster from Grant Snider - my favorite part is the "Internal Rhyming Service" a.k.a. the IRS.

Foreign Words in English: Today's foreign word in English is swami, which comes to English from Hindi. For details, see this blog post. The image below shows Swami Vivekananda:

Featured Storybook: Native American Tricksters. In this new Storybook for Myth-Folklore, Adriane invites you to take a journey with Coyote, and you will meet some other tricksters along the way!

FREE Kindle eBook: Japanese Fairy Stories by William E. Griffis. 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 some stories here from this week's Japan unit in Myth-Folklore, along with other Japanese fairy tales too!

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is He that lies down with dogs shall rise up with fleas (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. This is one of those proverbs that is true both literally and metaphorically!

Ramayana Image: Today's Ramayana image shows Sita's trial by fire. You can see Rama, Lakshmana and Hanuman looking on in amazement.

Friday Event on Campus: There will be a free showing of Thor 2 at 6PM, 9PM and midnight in Meacham (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.