Tuesday, November 15

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 13, and I've re-arranged the Modules area in Canvas so the new week is on top. If you have not done any reading for this week yet, you can do some reading today. Here is a link to this week's assignments.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. Yesterday I read and replied to all the projects turned in last Friday, and today I'll start reading and replying to the Saturday projects; I should be able to start on the Sunday projects today too. You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

Week 13... and Thanksgiving. (repeat announcement) Because of Thanksgiving next week, Week 13 is spread out over two weeks, this week plus next week. You have your regular Tuesday reading assignment today and a story post on Wednesday. Then, you have a week off! You can finish the Week 13 assignments before Thanksgiving if you want, or you can turn those in on the weekend after Thanksgiving. Week 14 on Monday, November 28.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Reading. I hope you are all enjoying this week's reading! And the holidays are coming; for me, that means more time to read: So many books, so little time.

Mythology. Here is a fun mix of myth and science from the marvelous pen of Tom Gauld.

Spelling. This is an especially tricky pair: CUE and QUEUE.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: Adventure of Flight. King Zeus has set a challenge: who can find the secret of human flight? The attempt by Daedalus ends in tragedy, and things also do not turn out as planned for Perseus, so Zeus is ready to give up, when one more competitor arrives: Pegasus.

Free Book Online: Indian Nights' Entertainment: or, Folktales from the Upper Indus by Charles Swynnerton. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. You will find over 80 folktales in this wonderful book:

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is A coconut shell full of water is a sea to an ant (a proverb from Zanzibar). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. It's all about scale!

Today's Video: Raga Jhinjhoti. In honor of Shiva and the beautiful moon, the Indian musician Manish Vyas shared this video at YouTube yesterday:

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat has a big task ahead: I know I can do it. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: As part of India Week, it's Rangoli Night at 5PM on the South Oval by Bizzell (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

You can see some beautiful rangoli here at Wikipedia:

November 15: Johannes Secundus. The Latin poet Johannes Secundus was born on this day in the year 1511. Yes, that's right: 1511 — not in ancient Roman times, but in Renaissance Europe. He is most famous for his Liber Basiorum, or The Book of Kisses. To learn more about Secundus and his all-too-short life (he died when he was just 24 years old), you can take a look at this Wikipedia article, which is also the source for this image:

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