Friday, April 8

HAPPY FRIDAY! You have reached the end of Week 11! The blog commenting assignment for this week is available in both classes now, and Friday morning, until noon, is the grace period for the Storytelling post that was due on Thursday. Here is a link to this week's assignments.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. By the end of the day I hope to read and reply to any assignments that were turned in this week before Thursday noon, and you can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

Blog Responding. The blog responding groups are ready to go! I hope you will enjoy reading the stories. Even if you did not do a storytelling post yourself, you are still in a blog group, and I hope you will want to read and comment.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

The Three Little Scientists. Here's another Tom Gauld cartoon... a twist on the three little pigs and the big bad wolf:

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is DRACONIAN, from the name Draco, who was the first lawgiver of Athens in the 7th century B.C.E. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: The Girls of Spring. Imagine Sita's surprise when she sees a beautiful woman in the ashoka grove of Lanka, and you will be surprised, too: it is Persephone, a famous heroine of Greek mythology.

Free Book Online: Welsh Folklore and Fairy Mythology by Wirt Sikes. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book which is a wonderful source of information about the Welsh fairies.

India Featured Book: Abhimanyu and the Conquest of the Chakravyuha. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics, which is one of the graphic novels on Reserve in Bizzell.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is The horse thinks one thing, the man who saddles him another (a proverb from Cervantes). Details at the Proverb Lab. Some empathy might help...!

Today's Video: Tiny Hamster is a Giant Monster. It's an entire story in under 2 minutes!

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is (un)thinking: To get unstuck, you must first unthink. Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: The Native Crossroads Film Festival is continuing today and also tomorrow at the Sam Noble Museum, with a featured showing at 7:30PM tonight of The Last Saint, a film from New Zealand by Rene Nafauhu — and the director will be there too, answering questions after the film (details).

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.