Wednesday, March 30

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 10. Wednesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish the Reading Diary that was due on Tuesday. Here is a link to this week's assignments.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. I've gotten through all the Saturday assignments and have started in on the Sunday items! You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

Storytelling Style. It's Wednesday, so I'm sharing another possible storytelling style if you're looking for a new idea: Museums, which might be realistic museums... or supernatural in some way! — and you can find more Storytelling ideas if you want to explore more possibilities.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Comma Humor. Because you can never have too much comma humor!

Indian Words in English: Today's word from India in English is SUGAR, which comes to European languages via Arabic sukkar, and that in turn from Sanskrit sharkara. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Sita: A Song of Valor. The adventures, both happy and sad, of Sita's exemplary life are told in later years by her son, Master Lava, the village teacher.

Free Book Online: Hawaiian Folk Tales by T. G. Thrum. This blog post provides additional information about the Hawaiian stories in this book.

India Featured Book: Shiva Parvati: A Story of Divine Love. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics which contains some really exciting adventures about Shiva, Parvati, and also Kama, the god of love.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is At a round table every seat is first (a German proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. Of course, King Arthur was famous for his Round Table.

Today's Video: Carlos Nakai: Earth Spirit. Carlos Nakai is an amazing musician; he plays the flute, and he carries on the Navajo/Ute tradition in his music.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is ready to play: Sometimes you win; sometimes you learn. Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: Learn more about the Peace Corps in this informational meeting at 3PM in 229 Kaufman Hall (details).

March 30: Van Gogh. Today marks the birthday of the great artist Vincent Van Gogh, who was born in 1853. You can read more about his life and career at Wikipedia. This is his famous painting of the sunflowers:

In this beautiful Doctor Who episode, the Doctor takes Vincent into the future to see his art in the Musée d'Orsay:

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.