Class Procedures and Reminders
Orientation. It's important that you finish all the Orientation (Week 1) assignments today. In future weeks, you can make up missing assignments with extra credit, but the Orientation assignments are different: you need to complete them all in order to be ready for Week 2 and the rest of the semester.
Extra Credit. There are extra credit options available for Week 1, as there will be each week. The extra credit is meant to be fun and also useful, and doing extra credit early in the semester is a great way to build up a cushion so that you can take time off in this class later on when you have midterms in your other classes. I highly recommend the Review extra credit option because it gives you a chance to catch up on this week's announcements to see what you might have missed.
Project Stack. If you are turning in a Week 2 Project assignment today, you can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment. I'll be updating the stack periodically throughout the day, and then I'll start replying to the Project assignments on Monday based on the order in which they were turned in.
The following items are for fun and exploration:
Wisdom. Here is some Advice from a Tree.
Time. I really like this animated gif. It's a great way to try using your breath to practice mindfulness.
Words from Mythology. The Roman god Janus gave his name to this month: January.
Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: Demigod Daycare. It is a special occasion at Demigod Daycare: the Muses themselves have come to tell stories to little Heracles and Perseus and all the little sons and daughters of the gods and goddesses.
Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset kittens don't worry about making mistakes. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog. By the end of the day today, you will have all been introduced to Carol Dweck's "growth mindset," and I hope you will enjoy the growth mindset cats in each day's announcements!
Event on Campus: The wonderful Bizzell Library is open on Sundays from noon until 2AM. If you're looking for a new study space, give it a try! (details)
Check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day, or click here for past announcements.