Saturday, September 10

Today is Saturday of Week 3. I hope you are enjoying the weekend! Can you believe three weeks of the semester are already over??? The start of the semester always goes so fast! :-)

Class Procedures and Reminders

Weekend schedule. I don't check email as often over the weekends, but please contact me with any questions you have. If it's something urgent, I'll get back to you as soon as I'm online; if it's not urgent, I'll get back to you on Monday.

Canvas messages. As I explained last week, you will reach me more quickly if you send me an email directly rather than using a Canvas message. If you do send me a Canvas message, I'll be writing back to your OU email, so check your email for my answer.

Project Stack. I'll be updating the stack periodically over the weekend, and you can always check the stack to make sure I received your assignment. I work through the stack in the order that the assignments are turned in, so if you want comments back sooner rather than later, turn in your Project today; don't wait until Sunday!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Spelling Rules. I thought this would be a good follow-up to the Egyptian emojis from yesterday. Find out more at The Writing Lab.

Languages. Check out this fascinating graphic: A World of Languages.

LOLGrammar. This cat is feeling comfortable! Find out more at the GrammarCatz blog.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: The Temptation of Zeus. Zeus took an endless series of lovers among the goddesses, nymphs and women of the world, and in this Storybook you get to hear their side of the story, learning from Hera, Metis, Sinope and Alcmena just what it means to be the beloved of Zeus.

Free Book Online: Ancient Egyptian Legends by Margaret A. Murray. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. There is an Egypt unit coming up in the UnTextbook for Weeks 4/5, along with many more Egyptian books at the Freebookapalooza.

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening (an English proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. Especially now that the days are getting shorter, those morning hours are precious!

Today's Video: India is not Chaotic. This is a wonderful TED talk by Devdutt Pattanaik; this will be of interest to those of you in Indian Epics, and some of you in Myth-Folklore will be visiting India in the next two weeks also; this video would be a good way to get ready for that:

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat advises you to overcome your cognitive biases and... Open your mind with a new perspective. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event In OKC: It's the Septemberfest Festival in Oklahoma City today from 10AM-4PM, free to all (details). Find out more about this and other events at the KGOU Calendar online.

September 10: Day of Arafah: Today marks the Muslim holiday known as the Day of Arafah, which is part of the annual Hajj. You can find out more at Wikipedia, and there is also a long article about the Hajj. The image below is from the Hajj in 2010:

Check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day.