Wednesday, March 23

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

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. I have gotten through all the assignments turned in before noon on Sunday; if you turned in something on Sunday afternoon or later, it is probably still in the stack, and you can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment. I'll keep working through the assignments in the order that they were turned in!

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

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Alphabet Monogram. In this animated gif, you can find all the letters of the English alphabet, and numbers too!

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is AEGIS. The ancient Greek aegis was a special animal-skin shield; the goddess Athena had an aegis, and the god Zeus also had an aegis. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Nature Tales of the Cherokee. Victoria is a little girl who wants to hear stories about princesses. Her grandmother, though, decides to tell her the stories of her people, the Cherokee, about the world of nature.

Free Book Online: A Treasury of Eskimo Tales by Clara Kern Bayliss. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book. If you enjoyed the Rasmussen Inuit book, you might enjoy looking at this one also!

India Featured Books by Rabindranath Tagore. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics which includes two of Tagore's short plays based on the Mahabharata, plus Tagore's translation of the mystical songs of Kabir. Rabindranath Tagore was a Nobel-prize-winning Indian author; in fact, he was the first author outside of Europe to win the Nobel Prize for Literature!

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Look before you leap (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. The proverb doesn't say you shouldn't leap — but you should leap first.

Today's Video: Hum Loag. Here's a lovely video from Shankar Tunker in which he sings in Hindi... along with 200 other people from Mumbai!

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is reflecting: Ponder your potential. Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: This announcement is from Nikita in Indian Epics: CCEW — the Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth — is hosting an Open House event at 6PM in 4 Partners Place Suite 3080 (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

March 23: Purim. The Jewish holiday of Purim begins today at sundown; the holiday celebrates the events described in the Book of Esther in the Bible. In that Bible story, Esther saved her people from the evil Haman, who was plotting to destroy them. You can read more about Purim in this Wikipedia article. And for your viewing enjoyment, here is Raise Your Mask - Purim by the Ein Prat Fountainheads in Israel:

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.