Saturday, April 5

Today is Saturday of Week 11. 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. I managed to get through most of the Storybooks turned in last week, but not quite all; there are a few late Week 10 assignments in the stack that I will read and return on Saturday morning. Meanwhile, if you turned in something on Friday, it 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:

Writing Resource: Capitalization. Everyone know to capitalize the first word of a sentence, but for more tips on just when (and when not) to capitalize, this page has some useful tips.

Indian Words in English: Today's Indian word in English is CHINTZ, which comes to English from Hindi. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Goodnight Naga . Rochelle's Storybook for Indian Epics is all about... nagas!

FREE Kindle eBook: English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book. This is the source of the English fairy tales in Myth-Folklore next week, and it also contains some wonderful other stories like "Molly Whuppie" or "Mr. Miacca."

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is A clever bird builds its nest with other birds’ feathers (a proverb from Zimbabwe). Details at the Proverb Lab. This proverb provides a great metaphor for the way you make your Storybooks: old feathers, new nests!

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is Shakuni, infamous for his role in the dice game in which Yudhishthira lost himself, his brothers, and their wife.

Saturday Event in Norman: This weekend is the Medieval Fair! (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.