Friday, November 13

HAPPY FRIDAY! You have reached the end of Week 12! Friday morning, until noon, is the grace period for Myth-Folklore if you did not finish the Thursday assignment, and the blog commenting assignment for this week is available in both classes now!

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project StackI've read and replied to all the projects turned in on Sunday, but I still have a lot of projects in the stack that were turned in during the week. By the end of the day on Friday I hope to reply to everything turned in before Friday, although it may be pretty late on Friday before I finish! You can check to make sure I have received your assignment here: project stack.

Blog Responding. The blog responding groups are ready to go! I hope you will enjoy reading the stories. Even if you did not do a storytelling post yourself, you are still in a blog group, and I hope you will want to read and comment. Plus, there is a fun extra credit option — and this is the last week for blog extra credit, so if you want/need those points, this is the week to do that!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Alphabet Monogram. In this animated gif, you can find all the letters of the English alphabet, and numbers too!

Indian Words in English: Today's word from India in English is CHAKRA, a Sanskrit word for a circle or a wheel, related to the Greek word kyklos, which gives us English "cycle."For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Ganesha's Enchanted Journals. You might not be surprised that Ganesha is the owner of a candy shop, but he also sells journals in his shop — enchanted journals that allow him to read the words written in those journals by their owners: Kooni, Ravana, Duryodhana, and Karna.

Free Book Online: The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood written and illustrated by Howard Pyle. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book, which contains prose versions of all the old Robin Hood ballads, along with wonderful illustrations by the author.

India Featured Book: Ravana: Roar of the Demon King by Abhimanyu Singh Sisodia. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics. It is a graphic novel all about Ravana!

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is The proof of the pudding is in the eating (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. As you can see, "pudding" is one of those words used different in British English and American English... but both kinds are yummy!

Today's Video: Wanna Live Forever? Become A Noun. Like Leotard... or Shrapnel... or the Earl of Sandwich!

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is confident: Yes, I can! Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: There will be an OU Lab Theater performance of The Laramie Project in Old Science Hall at 7:30 PM (details). Find out more about this and 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.