Saturday, March 28

Today is Saturday of Week 10. I hope you are having a nice weekend! If you did not finish up the end-of-week assignments on Friday, you can do that this weekend — and if you missed them, here's a link to Friday's announcements.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Portfolios/Storybooks. I managed to get through all the assignments turned in before Friday! If you turned something in on Friday, it will be at the top of the stack on Monday. You can check the contents of the stack here, and I'll update the listing at least once or twice over the weekend.

Finishing up the class. After Week 10, there are just five more weeks of school: Weeks 11-12-13-14-15. It's a good idea to make a plan now for finishing up the class, i.e. choosing what assignments you want to work on, deciding on how many stories you want to include in your Portfolio or Storybook, etc. If you have questions about any of that, let me know!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Writing Humor: Interview with a Semicolon. I find this interview completely enchanting. It's very creative, and it's also about one of my own very favorite marks of punctuation: the semicolon.

Indian Words in English: Today's Indian word in English is DUNGAREES, from Dungri, a Hindi village where the cloth called "dungaree" was made. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: If Dragons Took Over the World. In this Storybook, dragons have indeed taken over the world. Learn the story of the dragons' struggle with mankind in the lessons that Teaching-Claws-Firebreath shares with his young dragon pupils in Dragon History class.

FREE eBook: The Nursery Rhyme Book edited by Andrew Lang. This blog post provides additional information about the book. You may remember looking at the nursery rhymes in this book back at the beginning of the semester!

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is The dogs bark, but the caravan goes on (a proverb from India). Details at the Proverb Lab. This is a proverb from Kashmir in northern India.

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is Bhishma on the Bed of Arrows, surrounded by Krishna and the Pandavas.

Saturday Event near Campus: Come celebrate the Medieval Fair in Reaves Park (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.