Monday, October 31: Happy Halloween

Today is Monday. Week 10 is now over... and Week 11 has begun. The new week's topic in the Myth-Folklore class is British and Celtic stories, and in Indian Epics you are carrying on with your own reading plan. You can find the week's assignments at the Class Calendar.

Update: The Week 11 Project Feedback assignment is ready to go!

Class Procedures and Reminders

5 More Weeks! Yes, Week 11 begins today, so there are just five more weeks of school: Weeks 11-12-13-14-15. I hope you have made a plan for finishing up the class, choosing what assignments you want to work on, deciding on how many stories you want to include in your Portfolio or Storybook, etc. There are 150 points of regular assignments, plus extra credit, so make your plan now! If you have questions about any of that, let me know.

Project Stack. As usual, the stack is huge on Monday! As soon as I get to worrk, I'll update the list, and you can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Horror. Oklahoma is represented by Terror at Tenkiller in the United States of Horror Movies.

Writing. It's Halloween writing humor with Ghastly Grammar Gaffes.

Indian Words in English: Today's word from India in English is in honor ofHalloween candy... because the word CANDY comes to English via Arabic qandi and Sanskrit khanda. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: Tales of the Black Cat. Two high school boys on a camping trip decide they will frighten their girlfriends with tales of a murderous black cat, but they do not reckon on the fact that the black cat is there too, listening to every story and biding his time until later that night . . .

Featured Portfolio. Just last week, Danica added this scary story to her Portfolio: A Warning of the Shadows. Don't read this one if you're planning to go out in the dark afterwards...

Free Book Online: The Book of Werewolves by Sabine Baring-Gould. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. I thought this would be a good book for today's Halloween edition of the announcements!

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is Speak of the devil and he will appear (an English proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. This proverb is often shortened to "Speak of the devil."

Today's Video: Monster Mash. This is a great horned owl who was injured during a tornado in Kansas; the video was made at the Eagle Valley Raptor Rescue Center:

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is ready to fight the monsters: Confront your fears. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: The OU India Society has a pumpkin carving event tonight from7PM-9PM in the Jim Thorpe Multicultural Center (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

Today's Podcast: Here's a Spooky Sooners podcast to enjoy!

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