Monday, May 2

Today is Monday. Week 14 is now over... and Week 15 has begun. Monday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish the final Week 14 assignments, which you can find here: Week 14. The class will be over on Friday at noon, so hopefully you can start on the last week of assignments now: Week 15.

Class Procedures and Reminders

My schedule today. I'll be out of the office for part of the day today, so I may not be as quick to respond to your emails, but I'll be back at my desk in the late afternoon, so I'll be able to get back to you then.

Project Stack. If you are adding a last story to your project, you need to get that in during the Week 14 grace period this morning! You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

Finishing the Class. (repeat announcement) The class will be over this Friday at noon, so you should definitely have a plan in place now for finishing up the class. If you have any questions, please ask! As soon as you have the points you need for the grade you want (410 for an A, 360 for a B, 320 for a C), just let me know, and I will mark the final grade for you in D2L.

Project Ballot. (repeat announcement) You can still visit the list of Favorite Projects and then use the Ballot in D2L to vote for the ones you enjoyed the most. That ballot will be available until noon today, and then in tomorrow's announcements I'll share the results.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Punctuation Personalities. I guess I am mostly a semi-colon, with a dash of dash!

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is CHAOS, which is a Greek word, khaos (χάος). For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Here Comes Surya: A View from Above. The god of the sun, Surya, has a television show... along with a tumultuous family life of his own too!

Free Book Online: Tales of the Persian Genii by Francis Jenkins Olcott. This blog post provides additional information about the stories in this book, which are illustrated by Willy Pogany, one of my favorite book illustrators:

India Featured Book: Twenty-Two Goblins by Arthur Ryder. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics, which is also one of the units in the Myth-Folklore UnTextbook too.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is We never know the worth of water till the well is dry (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. This is true about water and other precious resources.

Today's Video: LOTR Mythology. Mythology is not just something ancient; this video is about the mythology of the Lord of the Rings:

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is blossoming: It takes time for potential to flower. Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: Bizzell Library is open 24 hours per day now during Finals preparation this week and also during Finals next week (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.