I would like to invite those of you who will not be blogging with your students in March to participate in the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge. You can dip in and dip out of the Classroom Challenge in one or both of the following ways:
1. If your students will be writing daily in writers notebooks, consider scanning some of their notebook entries to a page of your personal or classroom blog. Then, share that unique URL on the daily call for classroom slice of life stories.
2. Craft a shared writing slice of life story with your students daily (M-F). Let it be about something that happens to you as a class. (Think about strong emotions. For instance, something that got everyone laughing together is a good place to start.) Post it on your personal or classroom blog. Link it to the daily call for classroom slice of life stories.
If you do decide to participate in one of the above-mentioned ways, please make sure that you and your students are still leaving comments on other classrooms’ blog posts (i.e., who link through the daily calls for classroom sol stories). I think will be key if you want your students to get feedback on the writing you post on their behalf.
The shared writing slice of life idea came to me after reading a question Rissa Zimmerman asked in her recent comment. Therefore, if you have another way you think a class who isn’t planning to blog could participate, feel free to leave a comment below. As you know, this classroom challenge is brand-new. Having kids write slice of life stories is not new. Therefore, I hope to gather multiple ways to invite classrooms into this challenge so it positively mpact all classrooms who are slicing.
Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.