Class Procedures and Reminders
Project Stack. I've worked my way through the projects turned in on Saturday and the ones from Sunday morning, and I'll move on to the Sunday afternoon projects today! You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.
5 More Weeks! (repeat announcement) Yes, Week 11 has begun, and that means there are just five more weeks of school: Weeks 11-12-13-14-15. I hope you will make a plan for finishing up the class, choosing what assignments you want to work on, deciding on how many stories you want to include in your Portfolio or Storybook, etc. There are 150 points of regular assignments, plus extra credit, with more extra credit in Week 11 and Week 12 than in the last weeks of the semester, so definitely make your plan now!
The following items are for fun and exploration:
Why I Write. Words of wisdom from Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I'm afraid of.
Words to Watch: Today's words to watch out for are MINER and MINOR. For details, see this blog post.
Free Book Online: The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book; yesterday, I shared House of Pomegranates, and this is Oscar Wilde's other book of fairy tales.
India Featured Book: Ramayan 3392 AD Vol. 1: Mahavinaash Age. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics which is on Reserve in Bizzell. This is a graphic novel with a futuristic Ramayana, set in the year 3392.
Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is A thousand probabilities do not make one truth (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. Statistics have their uses, of course, but be careful!
Today's Video: The Power of Networks. The tree metaphor is great... but is it enough for the world of today? As a "networked" teacher, this is something I think about a lot!
Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is planning: Stop for a moment and just think. Details at the blog.
Event on Campus: There will be a showing of "He Named Me Malala" in the Bizzell CLC at 7PM (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.