Class Procedures and Reminders
Project Stack. I'm still working my way through the enormous stack of Project assignments that people have turned in. If you turned in an assignment on Saturday, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in on Sunday or on Monday or Tuesday, it is probably still in the stack, waiting for me to get to it. To check to make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here.
The following items are for fun and exploration:
Names of States. Oklahoma comes from a Choctaw word, meaning "red people." The roots are okla "nation, people" and homma "red." Find out more at What All 50 State Names Actually Mean.
Words to Watch: Today's words to watch out for are ALTAR and ALTER. For details, see this blog post.
Free Book Online: Chinese Fairy Book by Richard Wilhelm. This blog post provides additional information about the stories in the book. I used this for the Myth-Folklore Chinese fairy tales unit, and as you can see it has many more stories that I did not have room for in the unit. Lots to enjoy!
Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is It is not economical to go to bed early to save the candles if the result is twins (a Chinese proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. This is a funny proverb if you take it literally, and of course it can apply to all kinds of unexpected consequences!
Today's Video: Raccoon Dog. Those of you reading Japanese fairy tales this week may have encountered the "tanuki" already — also known as a raccoon dog in English.
Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cats have set sail on a voyage of learning: Sailing the shallows is easy, but sailing the deep has meaning. Details at the blog.
Event on Campus: Come by the Union Lobby from 11:30AM - 12:30PM to celebrate National Tortilla Chip Day with some chips and salsa (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.
February 24: Wilhelm Grimm. Today, February 24, marks the birthday of the German scholar Wilhelm Grimm in the year 1786. Wilhelm Grimm was the younger of the famous Brothers Grimm; his older brother Jacob was born just one year earlier, in 1785. You can learn more Wilhelm's life and career at Wikipedia; the image below is a portrait of the two brothers:
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