Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Dear Mythology Kids,

STOP MISSING CLASS! If you are gone for legitimate reasons, as so many of you were today, then you still need to be prepared to submit your assignments (with coupon) upon your return. Many students missed class today, but they still managed to turn their work in prior to leaving.....ALL OF YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE THIS!  DON'T ASSUME that because you are excused for class that your assignment(s) aren't due until you return. If you have PRIOR KNOWLEDGE of an assignment, then IT IS DUE on the ASSIGNED DUE DATE! FIGURE IT OUT, cute kids! YES, welcome to the world of "adulthood!"

What did I miss?
1. Journal #3 "Norse Review"
For those of you who missed class, you will need to attend Flex on Wednesday, at which time you can complete the journal. It involves looking at images via the projector; therefore, you must attend Flex to complete it.
2. Everyone submitted their annotations for the "Introductory" section in the text. We also discussed points of interest for those in attendance. Flashcards were checked off.
3. As a class, we read "The Creation" on page 3 of your text. If you were absent, please read this prior to returning on Tuesday.
4. We continued with our discussion of the Norse Cosmos. We returned to the storyboard and began completing information about Yggdrasil, the World Ash tree.

Yggdrasil is the "support system" for the Norse Cosmos. The tree has three primary roots, each root entering into a body of water, the water nourishes the tree and keeps it strong. The roots support three primary worlds; Asgard (world of the gods and elves), Midgard (world of humans, dwarfs, and giants), and finally Niflheim (world of the dead).  There is a section in your text called "Cosmology," which will enlighten you on the information we discussed today. Please read it or communicate with someone that was in class.

1. "Personalized Ithaca" due on Tuesday, the 19th. "What do you desire most?"
2. Quiz covering the introductory material discussed on Wednesday and today will take place on Thursday, the 21st.
3. Create flashcards for the characters, places, etc. discussed today.
Well of Urd
Well of Mimir
Well of Hvelgemir

Your FINAL exam!

Dear Mythology Kids, It's nice to "see" you again. Let me offer some "study guidance" for your final exam. Please ...