Tuesday, November 17

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 13, and I've re-arranged the Declarations area in D2L so the new week is on top. Tuesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish the Reading Diary that was due on Monday.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Favorite Project Nominations! The Week 13 Feedback assignment is available now: you will be nominating your favorite Storybooks and favorite Portfolios. You may have noticed that I rearranged the class project pages, grouping the Portfolios and Storybooks together to make it easier for you to find your favorites in each group. Then, on Monday afternoon after Thanksgiving break, when everybody has submitted their nominations, I will put up a ballot based on the most nominated projects. Thank you in advance for your input: the more people who make nominations, the better the ballot will be!

Project Stack. As usual at the beginning of the week, there are still LOTS of Project assignments in the stack. If you turned in an assignment on Friday or on Saturday before 6PM, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in later on Saturday or on Sunday or on Monday, it is probably still in the stack, and you can check here to make sure your assignment is in the stack: contents of the stack.

Thanksgiving Schedule. If you did not read the announcement about the Thanksgiving schedule for this class and my out-of-town schedule, see yesterday's announcements.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Punctuation Matters. The punctuation makes all the difference in this "Dear John" letter.

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is HYACINTH, from the name of a lover of the Greek god Apollo. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Lord Rama: The Greatest OU Football Player. Thanks to a Time-Travel Machine, Coach Stoops and Coach Switzer are able to recruit India's greatest to play for the Sooner team.

Free Book Online: Stories of Siegfried by Mary MacGregor. This blog post provides additional information about the stories of Siegfried that you will find in this book.

India Featured Book: Indian Fables and Folklore by Shovona Devi. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics. It is a lovely collection of Indian stories, some of which come from the epics but some of which are traditional folktales.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is For the diligent, a week has seven days; for the slothful, seven tomorrows (a German proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. This proverb would make a good motto for this class!

Today's Video: The Divine Comedy ("Rapture" by Blondie). This is another one of Amy Burvall's fabulous videos... and Dante is indeed one of the reading options in Myth-Folklore this week!

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat knows how to learn: Pay attention and stretch your knowledge. Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: This is the last week for the Coffee Crawl; see "how to play" in the poster below (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.