Saturday, September 26

Today is Saturday of Week 5. 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, starting with the ones from Friday afternoon. 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.

The Blogs. Now that the projects have started, that is how I spend most of my time each week, reading and replying to the project assignments. I'll try to participate in the blogs too, especially the growth mindset posts (I am learning a lot from that new experiment this semester!), and I also look for announcements people share in the Review posts. Meanwhile, I hope you all are starting to see how useful it is to have a record of your work in this class. Week 2 seems a long time ago, right? But you can look back and see what you were reading and thinking about in your Reading Diary posts from back then! The blog: it's like your own personal time machine for traveling back into the past. :-)

The following items are for fun and exploration:

The 15 Punctuation Marks. Now you can see why the comma is so confusing: it has to do so much more work than any other punctuation mark! Here is the full-sized graphic.

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is MUSEUMS, which is named for the Greek Muses. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: The Never-Ending Love Story. Yama, the god of death, has arranged for a loving couple to meet in one lifetime after another, falling in love in different ages and places again and again.

Free Book Online: Indian Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs. This blog post provides additional information about this wonderful collection of stories; it is one of the sources I used for the UnTextbook since it has fairy tales, folktales, and jataka tales too.

India Comic Book: Subhadra: Beloved Sister of Krishna and Balarama. This blog post provides a detailed Reading Guide for this comic book. You'll see a few glimpses of Subhadra in the Mahabharata, and this comic book tells the story of her elopement with Arjuna.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Man is more fragile than a flower, and yet harder than a stone (a proverb from India). Details at the Proverb Lab. This is another Kashmiri proverb.

Today's Video: Grammar Rock. I've collected all the Grammar Rock videos here; Conjunction Junction is my favorite.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is growing up: I am learning step by step. Details at the blog.

Event in Norman: Friends of the Poor Walk will start at 9AM at All Saints Catholic School: for details, see this OU Daily article. Find other events at the Campus Calendar online.

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.