Sunday, March 6

Today is Sunday of Week 7. Make sure you finish the end-of-week assignments today, and you might want to do some extra credit assignments also.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. I don't update the Project stack as often on the weekends, but I'll update it at least once or twice today so you can check to make sure I received your assignment. If you want comments back on your assignment sooner rather than later, turn in your work earlier on Sunday rather than waiting until later. The sooner you are able to turn that in, the sooner you'll get comments back, and this coming week is a very busy one with lots of Storybook stories coming in!

Week 8 Assignments(repeat announcement) There is no new reading in Week 8, and instead there are just some review activities. You can see how that works in the Week 8 assignments list. I hope you will have fun with this change of pace for the middle of the semester!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Passive-Aggressive Voice. If there's anything worse than passive voice, it would be ... passive-aggressive voice! :-)

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

Featured Storybook: Project Humanity. AXKZ-1029 has been put in charge of the "Human Research Program," seeking to understand these strange creatures who had once inhabited the Earth by reading their ancient myths and legends. What AXKZ learns from those stories will change him, and the Earth itself, forever.

Free Book Online: Swedish Fairy Book by Clara Stroebe. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book. If you like fairy tales, you will find some wonderful stories to read here!

India Featured Book: The Parijata Tree, and Other Tales Of Krishna . This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics which is on Reserve in Bizzell.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is If you want a bird and a cage, buy the cage first (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. It helps to do things in the right order!

Today's Video: OU LIbraries... Art!. Here is another charming video from the OU Libraries, this time about art in the Library!

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is a hard-working artist: Creativity is the result of hard work. Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: There will be a matinee performance of Eugene Onegin at 3PM in the Reynolds Performing Arts Center (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

March 6: Andrzej Wajda. Today marks the birthday of one of the world's great film directors: Andrzej Wajda, who was born in 1926 — it's his 90th birthday! He has made so many amazing films, and one of my favorites is his biographical film about Janusz Korczak, a Polish educator and director of the Jewish orphanage in the Warsaw Ghetto; he died with the children of the orphanage in the Nazi death camp at Treblinka. You can read more about the film here: Korczak.

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.