Monday, May 1

Today is Monday. Week 14 is now over... and Week 15 is here. It's a review week, and it's a short week too, because the class is over on Friday at noon. You can find the week's assignments at the Class Calendar.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. The stack is full of assignments turned in over the weekend, and I'll be getting to those as quickly as I can. I'm going to be out of the office for part of today, but I will try to get to all the projects turned in on Saturday, and I'll try to start on the Sunday assignments also. You can check the stack to make sure I received your email.

This week's schedule. Week 15 is a review week, with no new reading; instead, I'm asking you for your feedback about the class, along with other end-of-class activities. Note that the week is shortened because of finals: this class is over ON FRIDAY at noon. Please don't put your work off until the last minute! All the assignments are available now, and as soon as you get the points you need (410/A, 360/B, 320/C), you are all done with the class.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Calendar. Here's a cartoon for those of you who are struggling with Mondays.

Time. And finding the time you need to get things done on any day of the week is not easy... so you probably know these Stages of Procrastination.

GrammarCatz. Today's GrammarCat is having trouble with THEIR versus THEY'RE.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: Living in the Past: Tales of Ancient Vietnam. Vinh, a Vietnamese-American teenager, vacationing with his parents in Vietnam, finds himself pulled into a mysterious fantasy world where he meets four powerful dragons and a beautiful young woman named Sen.

Free Book Online: Today's free book is Folklore in Southern India by Pandit S.M. Natesa Sastri. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents... including The Brahmin Girl that Married a Tiger.

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is If you climb up a tree, you must climb down the same tree (a proverb from Sierra Leone). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. It's a kind of arboreal karma!

Video: The video for today is Pantheons of the Ancient Mediterranean. Find out more at the Crash Course on Mythology.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is fearless: I will write without fear. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: You are invited to the Spanish End of Semester festivities in the Kaufman Lounge from 12:30-2:30 (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

May 1: May Day. May Day is a traditional spring holiday in many different countries. One of the many different May Day celebrations is the famous "May Pole" (read more at Wikipedia) - and below you can see students at Bryn Mawr College celebrating the holiday with May Poles!

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