Saturday, April 2

Today is Saturday of Week 10... thinking good thoughts today for Cody (in Myth-Folklore) and the men's basketball team!

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. I actually managed to get through all the assignments turned in by Thursday noon... although it was a long day on Friday to get those all done. If you turned something in after noon on Thursday, it is probably still in the stack, and I'll update the stack periodically this weekend. You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment. To get comments back sooner in the week, turn your project in today if you can!

Finishing up the class. After Week 10, there are just five more weeks of school: Weeks 11-12-13-14-15. Week 11 starts on Monday, and it's a good idea to make a plan now for finishing up the class, i.e. choosing what assignments you want to work on, deciding on how many stories you want to include in your Portfolio or Storybook, etc. If you have questions about any of that, let me know!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Talking Frogs. Another cartoon from John Atkinson:

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is PANIC from the name of the Greek god Pan. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Merlin's Mystery Men. In this game show modeled on The Dating Game, Merlin is your host, and Katy Perry is seeking love among the three mystery contestants, all heroes from world mythology — but who are they exactly? And whom will she choose in the end?

Free Book Online: Champions of the Round Table by Howard Pyle. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book which features stories about Lancelot, Tristram, and Percival.

India Featured Book: Dasha Avatar: The Ten Incarnations of Lord Vishnu. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics. It is a comic book about ten of Vishnu's most famous avatars!

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is There’s a many a slip between cup and lip (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. The proverb is literally true... and it has many metaphorical applications!

Today's Video: Land Of Gold. Anoushka Shankar released a new album on Friday! This is the title track.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is involved in learning: I engage and I learn. Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: The Medieval Fair is this weekend, and admission is free! (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

April 2: Hans Christian Andersen. Today, April 2, marks the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen in the year 1805. You can find some background information about his life and career in this Wikipedia article. Andersen is probably most famous today for his story about "The Little Mermaid" - although his version is very different from the Disney film, which is only loosely based on Andersen's tale. Andersen is also the author of "The Princess and the Pea," "The Ugly Duckling," and many other wonderful stories. The image below is a photograph taken of Andersen in 1869; he died a few years later, in 1875, at the age of 70. You can read over one hundred of Andersen's stories in English at the website.

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.