Sunday, April 3

Today is Sunday of Week 10. Make sure you finish the end-of-week assignments today, and you might want to do some extra credit assignments also: you can finish SOONER that way. :-)

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment, and if you want comments back earlier rather than later, try to turn in your project this afternoon instead of waiting for the evening. I'll start working through the projects in the order received starting on Monday!

Finishing up the class. (repeat announcement) After Week 10, there are just five more weeks of school: Weeks 11-12-13-14-15 (hard to believe... but it's true!). 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:

Oxford Cats. Even the Oxford Dictionary has a LOLCat Translator: turn your proper English into LOLCatese. Find out more at the Oxford LOLCat Translator.

Indian Words in English: Today's word from India in English is THUG, from Hindi thag. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: The Brahmazing Race. Brahma is your host for the "Brahmazing Race" in which Team Dharma (Rama and Sita) and Team Asura (Ravana and Surpanakha) compete for the big prize. The race ranges all over India, with the teams facing geographical challenges and epic challenges at each stop.

Free Book Online: Stories from the Mabinogion by Edward Brooks. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book which includes Sit Gawaine and the Green Knight, along with other Celtic tales.

India Featured Book: Prahlad: A Tale Of Devotion From The Bhagawat Purana. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics, which is the story of one of Vishnu's avatars: Narasimha, the Man-Lion.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is You must take the little potato with the big potato (an Irish proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. True for potatoes, and true for other things in life.

Today's Video: Taino Music and Storytelling. This is a video from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is assessing her options: Take some time to reflect. Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: The India Student Association has organized a Holi 2K16 holiday at 2PM in Walker Adams Mall (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.