Class Procedures and Reminders
Monday announcements. If you didn't get a chance to read yesterday's announcements, do that now: Monday announcements. You can subscribe to the announcements by email also; there's a subscription box in the right-hand sidebar of the blog.
Blog comments. As you can guess, there are lot of blog posts now with there being about 90 students total in the two classes combined. My goal this week is to leave comments on everybody's Favorite Places posts and on the Introduction posts, along with any other posts I can find time for. Later in the week, I'll be creating blog groups so that you can start meeting other people in the class and commenting on each other's stories and introductions.
The following items are for fun and exploration:
Clarke's Third Law. Since there are a lot of science majors in these classes, I thought I would share this graphic with the science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke's Third Law: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Find out more at Clarke's Three Laws.
Imagination Celebration. As you embark on this class, I hope it will be a great journey of imagination! Find out more about this Maurice Sendak poster at the H.E.A.R.T. blog.
BARE v. BEAR. I made this series of spelling posters to help people with spelling words where the spellchecker will not save you. Find out more at the Writing Laboratory.
Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: Demigod Daycare. It is a special occasion at Demigod Daycare: the Muses themselves have come to tell stories to little Heracles and Perseus and all the little sons and daughters of the gods and goddesses.
Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is Bees gather honey from every flower (an English proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. This is a good metaphor I think for liking all kinds of books and stories, gathering ideas from all of them which you then use for your own creations. :-)
Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is fearless. Take risks: go out on a limb! You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.
Event on Campus: Join Kelly Damphousse, Dean of Arts and Sciences, for lunch in the Will Rogers Room in the Union from 11:30AM - 1:00PM (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.
Wikipedia, which is also the source for this photo of a stained glass monument to honor William Wallace: