Saturday, September 3

Today is Saturday of Week 2. I hope you are enjoying the weekend!

Class Procedures and Reminders

Labor Day Weekend. (repeat announcement) Monday is the Labor Day holiday. So, Week 2 still ends tomorrow, Sunday, as usual, but Week 3 does not start until Tuesday. See the Week 3 page for details.

Project Stack. I don't check email as often over the weekends, but when I do check in, I will update The Stack so that you will know I received your Week 2 Project assignment. I'll be replying to those in the order received, so the sooner you get that turned in, the sooner you will get comments back from me. If you wait until Sunday to turn that in, you will have to wait longer to get comments back.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Fairy Tale books. Since many of you in Myth-Folklore will be browsing the Freebookapalooza this weekend, I wanted to share this nifty poster of Fairy Tale Composers and Collectors.

Spelling. We need as much humor as we can get when it comes to English spelling: Pterodactyl Pteenagers: Ptommy's been on the ptelephone for over ptwo hours! It's my pturn!

Words from Mythology. Today's word is TITANIC, from the name of the Greek gods known as Titans.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: The Last of the Seapeople. This Storybook contains the tales of Shameil, last of the seapeople. The seapeople once thrived in the great waters of the world until humanity destroyed their habitat, and in the stories of the seapeople and their lost civilization there is a warning for us all.

Free Book Online: Legends Of Old Honolulu by W. D. Westervelt. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. This might be of interest to those of you who are fans of Hawaii!

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is Life's not all beer and skittles (an English proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. This is skittles-the-game, not Skittles the candy.

Today's Video: Raise Your Mask Purim. No, it is not the holiday of Purim, but since some of you in Myth-Foklore have been reading about Esther, the Biblical heroine, I thought you might enjoy this fun music video:

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is an explorer: Open the door... and explore the unknown! You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Weekend Event: In Medicine Park, which is about 90 minutes from Norman, there's a Blues Festival today and Sunday; gates open at 2PM (details). Find out more about this and other events at the KGOU Calendar online.

September 3: Frederick Douglass. On this day in 1838, the American abolitionist and writer Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery. Douglass died in 1895; as he was born in slavery, he did not know with certainty the year of his birth, but he guessed he was born around 1818. If you have never read his autobiography, I highly recommend it: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. This photograph shows Douglass circa 1850:

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