Saturday, October 15

Today is Saturday of Week 8. I hope you are enjoying the weekend!

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. On Friday I replied to all the Week 7 assignments, plus all the Week 8 assignments turned in by Thursday noon. If you turned in something Thursday afternoon or Friday, you'll be at the top of the stack for Monday. Meanwhile, you can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Punctuation Humor. Because we all need some punctuation humor: Commas and Apostrophes.

Creativity. And I have you are having a creative weekend: Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams.

Spelling. Another one of those word pairs that the spellchecker can't help with: AISLE v. ISLE.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: The Search for Bo Peep's Sheep. Bo Peep has lost her sheep, but she has a whole world of nursery rhyme friends who can help her to find them.

Free Book Online: Folktales of Kashmir by J. Hinton Knowles. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. You'll find over fifty folktales in this wonderful collection from Kashmir.

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is Dig a well before you are thirsty (a Chinese proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. This is an environmental proverb with a great meaning for today's world!

Today's Video: Jaya - An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik. This is a video overview of the book, and you can check out a copy of the book itself from Bizzell!

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat has been reading Carol Dweck: You are capable of more than you think. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: The "Mystery of the Mayan Medallion" opens at the Sam Noble Museum today (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

October 15: Sai Baba. Today, October 15, marks the anniversary of the death in 1918 of Sai Baba of Shardi, a man who is revered as a saint by both Hindus and Muslims. He encouraged his Muslim followers to read the Koran, and he encouraged his Hindu followers to read the Ramayana, the Bhagavad-Gita, and other sacred Hindu texts. You can read a detailed account of Sai Baba's life and teachings at Wikipedia, which is also the source of this icon:

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