Friday, October 24

HAPPY FRIDAY! You have reached the end of Week 10! Friday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish Thursday's work, and the blog commenting assignment for this week is available now — and if you missed them yesterday, here's a link to Thursday's announcements.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Storybook/Portfolio StackI've still got a lot of Storybooks in the stack, but by the end of the day on Friday I hope to get comments back to anything turned in before Friday, although if you turned in something late you may need to wait until Saturday morning (there were a lot of new stories that came in this week, but I am hoping I can finish on Friday). You can check to make sure I have received your assignment here: Storybook/Portfolio stack contents.

Blog Responding. The blog responding groups are ready to go! If you don't have a Storytelling post, you are not in a group, and that means you have free choice for the blog responding: you can choose two people at random from any of the groups, or you can check in with someone you've met in the course whose name you see there. It's your choice!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Failing Superman. I am glad to share this wonderful video, Failing Superman by Marc-Andre Lalande, both for its use of mythological superheroes as schoolchildren and also for its sharp critique of conventional education.

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is CEREAL, from the Roman name for the goddess of agriculture, Ceres (Greek Demeter, mother of Persephone). For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Wilderness Legends from the Alaskan Frontier. Raven has gathered all the animals together to listen to the stories of a time long ago and the remarkable deeds that the Raven performed in those days.

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, which features the adventures of the hero Glooskap.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Paddle your own canoe (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. This is good advice both literally and metaphorically!

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is Bhishma and Arjuna, and, as you can see, Bhishma has fallen.

Friday Event on Campus: There will be a Contemporary Dance Oklahoma performance at 8PM in the Reynolds Performing Arts Center (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, and you can check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day.