Monday, April 11

Today is Monday. Week 11 is now over... and Week 12 has begun. Monday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish the final Week 11 assignments, which you can find here: Week 11 (grace period). The new week's topic in the Myth-Folklore class is British and Celtic stories again, and in Indian Epics everybody is following their own story trail!

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. On Monday morning, I'll update the stack with all the assignments turned in over the weekend, and I'll start with the ones turned in on Thursday afternoon and Friday. You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment (and please do check; OU email has been pretty weird lately).

Finishing the class. (repeat announcement) As soon as you have the points you need for the grade you want in the class, you are done, and there are twelve students already done with the class! So, make a plan based on what grade you want to go for, and you can then mix-and-match, choosing the assignments you want to do and deciding when you want to finish. If you have any questions about that, let me know.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

The Great Language Game. I know some of you are also keen students of foreign languages, so here's a fun game to play: listen to the audio, and see if you can identity the language being spoken! Find out more at

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is COLOSSAL from Greek kolossos. The Greek word meant a gigantic statue, originally the Colossus of Rhodes. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Young Jamie and the Tasks of Titania. The children of the village are disappearing, and brave Jamie decides that he will rescue them, even if it means entering into a terrifying bargain with Titania, queen of the faeries.

Free Book Online: The Cattle-Raid of Cualnge by L. Winnifred Faraday. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book which is about the great Celtic hero called Cuchulainn.

India Featured Book: Saraswati: Stories of the Goddess of Wisdom. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics. And for those of you interested in the god Brahma, this is definitely a comic book for you to take a look at!

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is For the diligent, a week has seven days; for the slothful, seven tomorrows (a German proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. This is a good one to keep in mind as the semester begins to rush to a close!

Today's Video: The Canterbury Tales ("California Dreamin" by the Mamas and the Papas). This is one of my favorite of Amy Burvall's mash-up history videos!

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is not giving up: You must persist despite setbacks. Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: You can start Green Week with yoga on the South Oval from 9AM - 11AM (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

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.