Saturday, November 7

Today is Saturday of Week 11. I hope you are having a nice weekend!

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. I don't update the Project stack as often on the weekends, but you can check there to make sure I received your assignment; I'll update it at least once or twice over the weekend. If you want comments back on your assignment sooner rather than later, don't wait until Sunday evening! If you turn in your Storybook today or on Sunday morning, you will get comments back much sooner than if you wait until Sunday evening.

Finishing up the class. After Week 11, there are just FOUR more weeks of school: Weeks 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:

Thesaurus Club. I'm not a user of thesauruses, but I am a fan of Fight Club, so I thought this was a very funny graphic!

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

Featured Storybook: Elephants of Indian Epics. Singh's two sons Deepak and Tupac are in need of some life lessons, and they are even blessed with a dream vision of Ganesha to help focus their attention on the elephant stories that their father will tell them.

Free Book Online: The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions by Howard Pyle. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book, which tells of Sir Launcelot, Sir Gareth, Sir Ewaine, and other knights of the Round Table.

India Featured Book: The Giant Crab, and Other Tales from Old India by W. H. D. Rouse. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics: it's another book of Jataka tales!

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Every blade of grass gets its own drop of dew (a Scottish proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. It's another proverb about the wisdom of nature, a wisdom that provides many metaphors for life!

Today's Video: Not Quite Avatar. It's another TEDx talk from Devdutt Pattanaik!

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is knows what to do next: Work together and ask a friend for help. Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: Tonight is your last chance to see the Rocky Horror Picture Show in the Weitzenhoffer Theater at 11:30PM (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.