Last week my friend posted a link on her Facebook page to a blog called Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures. Specifically, it was a link to a post entitled “Public Toilets vs. Newly Potty Trained Girls and Boys.” I clicked on the link and was transported to a post about public bathroom experiences with toddlers. The post has text and illustrations, most of which contain speech bubbles, which further enhance the words the author wrote. Crass as the post was, it was also hysterical! I laughed so hard that I cried.
The next morning I returned to Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures and perused other posts on the blog and noticed that they’re actually slices of life. These aren’t the typical slices of life most of us write on a weekly basis since they include digital illustrations. However, once I realized the writer of this blog, Amber Dusick, was creating slices of life, I knew I had to link to her blog this week. While you may not actually include digital illustrations in your slice this week (since it takes a whole heck of a lot of time to create the pictures she creates), I wanted to share her blog with you to inspire you to think about slicing in another way.
I am a literacy consultant who focuses on writing workshop. I've been working with K-6 teachers and students since 2009. Prior to that, I was a fourth and fifth-grade teacher in New York City and Rhode Island.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).
I live in Central Pennsylvania with my husband and children. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, doing Pilates, cooking, baking, making ice cream, and reading novels.
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35 thoughts on “SOLSC + Thinking About Slicing in a New Way”
I was wondering where you all have been and then double checked and my comment didn’t post. Dang! Here it is again – St. Nicholas Day
Opportunity vs. Obligation
Amber’s blog is a treasure…thanks for sharing this, Stacey!
It’s been a long time, but I’m trying to slice again.
LOVED the blog!
time & change and a surprise serenade:
Woman found surrounded by magnetic letters!
What to teach? A lesson from Ruth Ayres in my room…
I mean Quinzaine or quinzrain. (see post above)
I am late posting…LOVE the crappy blog! I got very distracted reading it, and almost forgot to post.
My slice is a Quintaine to the Rain…a quinrain?
Very funny, Stacey. Something to look forward too I suppose. 🙂
Christmas outing with girlfriends, it’s a little long but it was a great slice of my life last night. http://lcinmo.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/fun-times-with-the-girls/
Silence is highly appreciated
pondering acknowledgements this morning
A little slice of my current writing life: http://ruthayreswrites.blogspot.com/2011/12/hardest-revision-ever.html
The value of group writing conferences–I am applying what I learned at NCTE!
Thanks for the laugh this morning, Stacey!
That blog is hilarious, love it!
Here’s my blog regarding the reminder I received yesterday to slow down.
A letter to a lonely friend
Glad to see that folks are enjoying Amber’s blog. I liked her fan page on Facebook and have been getting hilarious updates that way too. She truly has a gift for finding the humor in everyday situations, doesn’t she?
Here’s my slice of life with just one photo. Hard to believe my little one is so strong!
Wow, Amber’s blog is too funny! Her post about negotiating with kids is hilarious too.
I’ve been working with mentor sentences.
I always forget to click on the notify box for follow-up comments before posting my comment. Here it goes!
I loved this post, Stacey because it made me laugh. I needed that today! I even went and subscribed to the Illustrated with Crappy Pictures blog. I’m looking forward to more good laughs now and then.
My SOL is connected to your post on the 750 word challenge. I’m thinking of joining but boy that would be like running a marathon when all you’re used to is walking! May be the push I need to get going on my writing.
Here’s the link to my post – http://waingortgrade2spanishbilingual.blogspot.com/2011/12/brain-dump.html#!/2011/12/brain-dump.html
Amber captured the experience and presented it in ways that I felt like I was there experiencing it right along with her. Humor is definitely a talent of hers.
I remember the stories about the coffee shops of long ago.
Oh Stacey, that was hysterical. I nodded my head while reading..we have had way to many potty problems in public. Thank you for sharing.
Today’s post has to deal with those pesky report cards. UGH!
A student teaches me a lesson:
My post connects to this time of giving, plus especially a tribute to a friend, a former colleague who, with her husband, has followed a dream, and created something special. http://teacherdance.blogspot.com/2011/12/in-this-season-of-giving-one-place-to.html
Since my daughter and I were just discussing the in’s & out’s & challenging nature of potty training (her oldest is 2 1/2), this hits my home hilariously. I have warned her to wait as long as possible, so sending this to her might just convince. You’re right, it’s a slice of life I won’t soon forget, & now get to relive a bit (thank heaven only a bit) with my granddaughters. Thanks for the enormous laugh this late evening, Stacey!
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