Class Procedures and Reminders
Project Stack. I've replied to the assignments turned in on Saturday and on Sunday morning, and I'll be working on more Sunday assignments today. You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.
Wednesday Style. As a possible style for this week, I thought I would suggest Yoda style, along with an infographic to help you explore the possibilities that Yoda can offer you as a storyteller. In addition to his very distinctive speaking style, Yoda probably does know all the stories (old and wise as he is), and he certainly knows lots of great characters to whom he could tell a story as well.
The following items are for fun and exploration:
Grammar. And here's some more Yoda humor: standard grammar is not his strong suit... Scared, Yoda Was.
Spelling. I thought this was a genius use of Google data: it's a chart that shows the most common "how do I spell" Google search queries. Apparently people in Oklahoma are worried about the whole gray v. grey thing!
Words from India. Today's word from India is a lovely one: MANDALA (mandala coloring books are a favorite of mine).
Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: Tracking the Werewolf. Our hero, John Abbott, is tracking the werewolf, getting closer and closer . . . until we do indeed see the werewolves through his eyes.
Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is Every day a person grows more wise (a Polish proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. I really do believe this proverb, which is why I am an educational optimist. :-)
Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is trying out the new story planning option: Make notes. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.
Event on Campus: Today is the OU Tech Fair on the South Oval from 11AM to 2PM (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.