Class Procedures and Reminders
Semester is half-over! Yes, as of this moment, the semester is indeed half-over. Isn't that amazing? But the projects are going great, and now with each assignment you are that much closer to finishing the class... which leads to the next announcement:
Congratulations to... Andrew, Tyler, and Heather, who are already done with Myth-Folklore! Andrew and Tyler did Indian Epics last semester, so they both hit the ground running in Myth-Folklore, and so did Heather, who started the course early and who has been working ahead ever since. They have all done such good work for their projects too, and you'll get to keep on enjoying their stories even though they are done with the class now. Congratulations again to the three of them!
Project Stack. There are still a lot of assignments in the stack, but it is my goal to get through all the Week 7 assignments today, and then I should also have time to get to the early Week 8 and 9 assignments too. Meanwhile, you can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.
The following items are for fun and exploration:
Punctuation. Following up on "Interview with a Semicolon," here's a fun one: Punctuation Personalities. Which one(s) are you? I am mostly a semi-colon, with a dash of dash!
Words. I'm not a user of thesauruses, but I am a fan of Fight Club, so I thought this was a very funny graphic: Thesaurus Club.
Words from India. You might be surprised by this Indian word in English: PUNCH. It is the Sanskrit and Hindi word for "five," as in the five ingredients that traditionally make up punch:
Featured Storybook. This project is from the Indian Epics class: Shreemati News. A newspaper with news by women for women: "It all started when two friends, Aisha and Zarina, decided to follow their dreams and start a newspaper together."
Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is The fuller the cup, the sooner the spill (a Chinese proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. This is true of coffee... and of life in general!
Growth Mindset: Since I invoked the metaphor of driving a car in my email yesterday about Canvas due dates, I decided to share this growth mindset cat today: I drive my own learning. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.
Event on Campus: Learn about "The Firebird: Artistic Unity in the Ballets Russes" at the Fine Arts Library at 5:30 PM. (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.
Check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day.