Class Procedures and Reminders
Project Stack. The Project stack is full of projects! I'll be working my way through the assignments in the order they were turned in, and you can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment. And THANK YOU for all your great work over the past few weeks: now there are lots of new websites and portfolios, and these projects will be the best part of the semester!
Week 5 Project Feedback. Starting this week, you'll be doing actual feedback on people's projects, starting with the Portfolios. Each week those Project Feedback Groups will be ready by Tuesday, and I'll be setting those up this afternoon. I'll have more information in tomorrow's announcements.
The following items are for fun and exploration:
School. Beware of the Caffeine Causality Loop!
English Words. Find out more at Thesaurus Saurus.
Words from India. You may be surprised to find out that this word comes from India: SHAWL.
Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: Fairy Godmother: Diary Thief. There are all kinds of fairy godmothers out there, and the fairy godmother you will meet in this Storybook is a kleptomaniac: she steals diaries! Thanks to her bad habit, you can take a peek into the private lives of fairy tale characters.
Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is No chick ever came from a fried egg (a medieval Latin proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. For those of you who are students of Latin, notice the internal rhyme: Ex frixis pullus ovis numquam venit ullus.
Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat welcomes all the emotions of learning: surprise, awe, interest, and confusion. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.
Event on Campus: A new exhibit has opened at the Sam Noble Museum: Ugly Bugs! (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.