Thursday, December 7

Today is Thursday of Week 15. Today is the last full day of class, and the last Storytelling day. Let your storytelling powers run wild one more time! Here is a link to all of this week's assignments.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Friday noon. The class will be over on Friday at noon, which means there is just today and Friday morning to complete any assignments you need to finish the class. When you have the points you need (410/A, 360/B, 320/C), you can fill out this form to let me know you are done.

Project Stack. On Wednesday afternoon, the projects in the stack were all from people who have completed the class, and I'll be replying to those today. If you will be turning in a Week 15 project, I hope you can do that today; don't wait until Friday morning. While you are waiting on comments back from me about your project assignment, you can check the stack to make sure I received your email.

Extra Credit. If you are finishing up the class today, you can do the "famous last words" to look back on how the semester has gone! Find out more in the extra credit section of this week's assignments.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Writing Humor. Here is a Christmas cartoon with a punctuation theme: The Island of Unwanted Punctuation. (And here's some backstory about the misfit toys if you are curious.)

Storybook Archive. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: Elf Tales: A Trip Down Memory Lane. Have you ever wondered what Santa's elves do during the rest of the year? Or what they did before they went to work at the North Pole? This Storybook is about Chaz and three of his elf friends, with stories from their past lives, pre-Santa.

Free Books Online. Here are some books of Christmas stories and legends: Christmas in Ritual and Tradition by Clement A. Miles, The Book of Christmas by Hamilton Wright Mabie, and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

Video: Here are some familiar Christmas carols... played on sitar by fusion musician Sanjeeb Sircar. Find out more at his YouTube channel.

GrammarCatz. Carrying on with the Christmas theme, instead of growth mindset cats, today I offer you some GrammarCatz:

Event on Campus: It's the Sam Noble Museum Holiday Happening with Santa photos, music and more today from 4PM-7PM (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.