Saturday, September 12

Today is Saturday of Week 3. I hope you are having a nice weekend!

Class Procedures and Reminders

Assignment Stack. As always, 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 project assignments turned in before Friday, and on Monday, I'll start responding to the assignments in the order they were turned in. To get comments back sooner rather than later, turn in your assignment today — if you wait until Sunday to do that, you'll have a longer wait for comments back from me.

Working Ahead. For those of you who found yourselves doing the work for this class at the last minute again last week, I would urge you to work ahead this weekend. The class will be so much easier to manage if you create a schedule that is really convenient for you, rather than having me set the deadlines. The easiest schedule is all-weekend: you can finish up Week 3 today (Saturday) and then do the Week 4 reading/blogging on Sunday — that way you don't have any assignments at all to do during the actual school week, and no deadlines to worry about. For more ideas, see this page: Creating Your Own Class Schedule.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

You say potato. I say... GHOUGHPHTHEIGHTTEEEAU.

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

Featured Storybook: Greek Heroes: The Untold Tales. Desperate and alone, a mysterious man named Joed discovers an ancient scroll in the midst of the desert. The scroll contains the stories of heroes, and these stories have the power to transform Joed's life completely, much to his own surprise and amazement.

Free Book Online: Forbidden Gospels and Epistles edited by William Wake. This blog post provides additional information about this collection of New Testament apocrypha, which includes the Acts of Paul and Thecla and also the vision of the Shepherd of Hermas.

India Comic Book: Tulsidas: The Poet Who Wrote Ram-Charit-Manas. This blog post provides additional information about this comic book, which tells the story of Tulsidas, a 16th-century saint who was utterly devoted to Rama; some consider him to be a reincarnation of the ancient poet Valmiki.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Let not the sun go down on your wrath (a Biblical proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. The saying comes from the Letter to the Ephesians.

Today's Video: Grammar Lessons with Food. Watch out for that man-eating chicken!


Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat takes time to practice: Because I practice, I do better. Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: There will be a 12PM noon Gallery Talk at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum about the current exhibit "Enter the Matrix: Indigenous Printmakers" followed by a printmaking demonstration (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online. Here is one of the prints in the exhibit: Dennis Belindo, “Kiowa Blackleggins.”

Note: You can page back through the 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.