Thursday, December 3

Today is Thursday of WEEK 14. Thursday morning until noon is the grace period if you did not finish the Storytelling that was due on Wednesday.

Update: The Week 14 blog commenting groups are ready to go, and you can also do the Week 15 blog comment assignment now also. No need to wait: ALL the Week 14 and Week 15 assignments are now available.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. I've read and replied to everything that was turned in on Sunday, but there are still a lot of projects in the stack that were turned in on Monday or later this week. I'll get through as much as I can today, and then I'll finish on Friday. You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

Blogging comments. As more and more people start to finish up the class, the commenting gets a little more hectic, but I will have the blog commenting groups up and ready by 5PM at the latest. I'll update these announcements when they're ready!

Compressed Week 15 schedule. For those of you who will be doing Week 15 assignments to finish the class, Week 15 is a review week, and it is also compressed because of finals week. That means all Week 15 assignments need to turned in by Friday, December 11, noon at the latest. So, this coming weekend is your last weekend to do work for the class. I hope you will try to finish up early, instead of waiting for the Week 15 deadlines, and that way you can have a true "dead week" in this class next week.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Acyrologia. I had never heard of acyrologia before I saw this graphic, but I had seen lots of these, and they are so much fun. My favorite here: post-dramatic-stress-disorder. What out for that drama!

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

Featured Storybook: In the Beginning: Stories of Creation. These beautiful creation stories take the form of performances in the style of Cirque du Soleil. You have probably never read... or seen... anything quite like this!

Free Book Online: The Laughing Prince: Jugoslav Folk and Fairy Tales by Parker Fillmore. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book.

India Featured Book: Sundarkaand: Triumph of Hanuman by Shyam Prakash. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics. It is a graphic novel focused on Hanuman's adventures in Lanka.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is No day so long but has its evening (a French proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. And that's true about semesters too!

Today's Video: Gutenberg ("Sunday Girl" by Blondie). This is another one of Amy's fabulous history-music mash-up videos!

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is unstoppable: Embrace challenges! Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: It's the College of Arts and Sciences Open House today from 4PM-6PM in Ellison Hall (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.