Monday, April 3

Today is Monday. Week 10 is now over... and Week 11 has begun. The new week's topic in the Myth-Folklore class is stories from the British Isles, and in Indian Epics you will keep on exploring your interests! You can find the week's assignments at the Class Calendar.

Update: The Week 11 Project Feedback groups are ready to go. :-)

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. As always on Monday, the stack is going to be huge! I'll start on the assignments turned in last week, and then Saturday, and so on, in the order turned in. You can check the stack to make sure I've received your email.

5 More Weeks! Yes, as of today, there are just five more weeks of school: Weeks 11-12-13-14-15. I hope you have made a plan for finishing up the class, choosing what assignments you want to work on, deciding on how many stories you want to include in your Portfolio or Storybook, etc. There are 150 points of regular assignments (120 if you want a complete Dead Week), plus extra credit, so make your plan now! If you have questions about any of that, let me know.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Life. If your week is off to a rough start, you can probably relate to these 44 Medieval Beasts That Cannot Even Handle It Right Now.

Writing. And Katie found this great meme about writers and feedback; I knew I wanted to put this one in the announcements!

Words from Mythology. Find out more at King Tantalus and the word TANTALIZE.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Indian Epics class: Indra. Have you ever wondered why Indra is no longer worshipped? This Storybook tells a tale of bitter rivalry among the gods, in which it is none other than Shiva and Vishnu who have conspired to deprive Indra of the devotion he knows he deserves.

Free Book Online: Today's free book is The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. You are probably more familiar with Oscar Wilde as the author of novels and plays, but he also wrote fairy tales, very beautiful ones in fact!

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is Good books are true friends (a saying of Francis Bacon). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. You can read about this remarkable scientist and scholar at Wikipedia: Francis Bacon.

Video: The video for today is Live to Inspire. You can find out more about Ballet RevoluciĆ³n at the blog post.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat knows how to Google: Find an example online. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: Today is the 15th annual Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

And in this marvelous interview from KGOU-NPR this weekend, Samantha Crain talks about composing new songs in Choctaw:

"So I really feel like in order to keep the language alive we need to be, as Choctaws, making more music that speaks to what's important to us, and making our new traditional songs."

Check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day, or click here for past announcements.