Thursday, March 24

Today is Thursday of WEEK 9. Thursday morning until noon is the grace period if you did not finish the Reading Diary that was due on Wednesday (or if you forgot to do the Declaration), and here is a link to this week's assignments.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. I've gotten through all the assignments turned in on Sunday; if you turned something in on Monday or later, it is probably still in the stack, and you can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment. Remember: if you want comments by the weekend, turn in your assignment by noon today!

Storytelling Style. It's Thursday, so I'm sharing another possible storytelling style if you're looking for a new idea: Courtroom Trial — and you can find more Storytelling ideas if you want to explore more possibilities.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Go to Work. Advice to writers from Stephen King!

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

Featured Storybook: Rate My Rishi. If you've ever used, you'll feel right at home at Rate My Rishi, where the rishis' students, fans, and enemies sing their praises and dish the mythological dirt, too.

Free Book Online: Indian Legends of Vancouver Island by Alfred Carmichael. This blog post provides additional information about the stories in this book from the First Peoples of the Pacific Northwest.

India Featured Book: Tales of Balarama. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics. It's a comic book all about the adventures of Krishna's brother, Balarama, including the fantastic story of Balarama's wife Revati, the giant's daughter.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Different strokes for different folks (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. This is one of my favorite sayings. :-)

Today's Video: Legends about Holi. Here is a new video from the Epified TV channel in honor of the holiday of Holi (see below).

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is has a canine study partner: I watch with deliberate attention. Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: There will be a string quartet music inspired by the stars at 7PM in the Fred Jones Museum Auditorium (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

March 24: Holi. The festival of Holi takes place on March 24 this year, and it is widely celebrated not just in India and Nepal but also by Hindus around the world. It is a spring festival, sometimes called the "festival of colors." You can read more about Holi in this Wikipedia article, which is also the source for the image below that shows Lord Krishna himself celebrating Holi together with his consort Radha:

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.