Tuesday, March 1

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 7, and I've re-arranged the Declarations area in D2L so the new week is on top. If you have not done the first reading for this week yet, you need to do that today. Here is a link to this week's assignments.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Week 7 Project Feedback assignment. The Week 7 Project Feedback assignment is available now, with random groups ready to go: Project Feedback assignment. I hope you will enjoy visiting some new projects this week!

Project Stack. As usual at the beginning of the week, there are still LOTS of Storybook and Portfolio assignments in the stack. If you turned something in on Saturday before 2PM, you should have comments back from me already. If you turned in something later on Saturday or on Sunday or Monday, it is probably still in the stack. If you want 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:

English Pangrams. Pangrams have all the letters of the alphabet, like: "A quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." And here's a weird one: "Then a cop quizzed Mick Jagger's ex-wives briefly." See more pangrams at this blog post.

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is VOLCANO, from the name of the Roman god of fire and metallurgy: Vulcan. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Jackals of Telekeshi: Tales of the Watering Hole. The jackal is a troublemaker and trickster, and the lion, baboon, and giraffe all have stories to tell about him.

Free Book Online: Annancy Stories by Pamela Colman Smith. This blog post provides additional information about the stories in this book about the trickster-spider Annancy. The book dates back to 1899, and the author is an Englishwoman who lived in Jamaica; you can read more about her at Wikipedia: Pamela Colman Smith.

India Featured Book: Tales of Yudhishthira: Justice for the Pandava. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics. It's a comic book all about Yudhisthira, eldest of the Pandava brothers.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is When the bee comes to your house, let her have beer; you may want to visit the bee’s house some day (a Congolese proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. You can imagine I was very happy to find this image of a bee with a beer bottle to illustrate with this proverb!

Today's Video: Taratibu Step Dance. In this video from the Smithsonian, you can learn about the Taratibu Youth Association and their step dance inspired by African traditions.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is taking a new look at things: Open your mind with a new perspective. Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: An announcement from Cody in Myth-Folklore (he's a student manager for men's basketball): On Tuesday night at 7:00 PM, the Men's Basketball team plays Baylor on Senior Night, which means this is the LAST opportunity to see Buddy Hield, Isaiah Cousins, Ryan Spangler, Dinjiyl Walker, C.J. Cole, and Austin Mankin suit up in the Crimson and Cream at home in Norman. Details at SoonerSports.com.

March 1: Zero Discrimination Day. Today is world-wide Zero Discrimination Day, celebrating diversity, tolerance and inclusion. The global event is sponsored by UN-AIDS whose goal is to reach people with HIV with treatment, eliminate HIV stigma, and reduce sexual transmission of HIV. You can find out more at the "I Stand for #ZeroDiscrimination" website at UNAIDS.org.

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.