Sunday, February 15

Today is Sunday of Week 5. The blog commenting assignment, along with the Project commenting and the Project assignment, are due today. So, if you have not finished those up already, now is the time! And if you missed them, here's a link to yesterday's announcements.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Progress. In the D2L Gradebook, there is an item called "Project Progress." I try to keep that updated with the current assignment for each person. Over time, each person ends up on their own schedule based on whether they choose Storybook or Portfolio, if they miss a week or two or three, etc. If you are not sure what you have due, just check that item in the Gradebook, and let me know if you have any questions.

Assignment Stack. You can check the stack to make sure I received your Project assignment; I'll be updating the stack periodically over the weekend. I replied to all the assignments turned in before Friday, and on Monday I'll start responding to the assignments in the order they were turned in, starting with the ones from Friday. If you want comments back sooner rather than later, turn your assignment in on Sunday morning or afternoon. If you wait until Sunday evening, it will be farther down in the stack and you'll have to wait longer to get comments back!

Indian Epics Reading for Week 6. In Weeks 6 and 7 of Indian Epics, you have a choice in the reading: you can either carry on with Buck's Ramayana, or you can read some of the India units from the Myth-Folklore UnTextbook. So, before you start doing the Week 6 reading, make sure you take a look at that choice of options: Week 6 Reading.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Advice from Dr. Seuss. The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.

Words to Watch: Today's words to watch out for are PEDAL and PETAL. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Tea and Fairy Tales With Miss C. In this Storybook, you are the guests of the fairies at a tea party hosted by Miss Cynthia, and with each new cup of tea there is a new fairy story to read. The tales that come from all around the world, as do the fairy guests.

FREE eBook: The Ramayana by Frederika Richardson. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book, which is a detailed English version of Valmiki's Ramayana; I'm thinking it might be an alternative to Buck's Ramayana for the Indian Epics Untextbook.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is A blunt wedge will sometimes do what a sharp axe will not (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. As a blunt person, this is a proverb I appreciate! :-)

Ramayana Image: Today's Ramayana image is Vali and Sugriva. The two brothers are engaged in a fight to the death.

Sunday Event on Campus: There will be a matinee performance of Othello in the Lab Theater of Old Science Hall at 3PM (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.