Friday, March 31

HAPPY FRIDAY! You have reached the end of Week 10, and the blog comment groups are ready to go. Here is a link to the class calendar, and maybe you will want to start in on the Week 11 assignments today too. Working ahead is a great way to finish the class early!

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. Yesterday I read and replied to all the assignments turned in last Sunday, and I should be able to get through the rest of the stack today (up to anything turned in before Thursday, and as much of Thursday as I can finish). Meanwhile, you can check the stack to make sure I have your assignment.

Finishing the Class. Either today or this weekend, I would urge each of you to make up your plan for finishing the class based on the 5 weeks left (4 weeks if you want a true Dead Week). You can use this Grading Chart to see how you are doing, and you can strategize about which types of assignments you enjoy most/least as you decide how you will finish up the semester.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Life. A year from now... you will be glad you started today. Just start!

Punctuation. See the blog post for a full-sized view.

Words from India. This is probably one of the most widely used Sanskrit words in English: YOGA.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: If Dragons Took Over the World. In this Storybook, dragons have indeed taken over the world. Learn the story of the dragons' struggle with mankind in the lessons that Teaching-Claws-Firebreath shares with his young dragon pupils in Dragon History class.

Free Book Online: Today's free book is the entire Bhagavata Purana from the BhaktiVedanta VedaBase. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents.

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is Waste not, want not. (an English proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. This is one of those great environmental proverbs, and good advice for life too!

Video: The video for today is Why Knights Fought Snails. Find out more at the Vox article.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat knows that growth requires change: I do not fear the winds of change. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: There will be free showings of Rogue One in Meacham at 6PM, 9PM, and midnight tonight (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, or click here for past announcements.