Welcome to day two of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge. I’m delighted you’re back!
Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. –Vincent Van Gogh
If your students are slicing from their personal blogs, then you should link their blog posts together using your classroom or personal blog. Then, share the unique URL to the location of the “round up” of student slices. (Click here to find out what a unique URL is.)
- Only post the link to your students’ slices of life here. Do not post the link to your personal slice of life stories here. Post your personal slice of life story over at the daily call for individual slice of life stories.
- If this is the first comment you’ve left on Two Writing Teachers, then we will have to moderate your comment. Ruth and I will be checking throughout the day in order to get your links up for the community as soon as possible. As long as you use the same username/email to log in going-forward, your comments should appear instantly in the future.
- Any questions, please contact one of our concierges. (Click here for more information on how to work with our concierges.)
If your last name begins with A – G, then your concierge is Linda Baie. Linda’s e-mail address is lindab414[at]gmail[dot]com.
If your last name begins H – M, then your concierge is LeAnn Carpenter (aka: Elsie). Elsie’s e-mail address is leannecarpenter[at]sbcglobal[dot]net.
If your last name begins with N – S, then your concierge is Bonnie Kaplan. Bonnie’s e-mail address is blkdrama[at]mac[dot]com.
If your last name begins with T – Z, then your concierge is Carol Wilcox. Carol’s e-mail address is carwilc[at]aol[dot]com.
Concierge Contact Guidelines:
- Each of these women are volunteering their time, but have other obligations. They will write you back at their earliest convenience.
- Please do not cc- Ruth and I on your e-mails to Bonnie, Carol, Elsie, and Linda. They are very knowledgeable and can probably answer almost any question you ask them about the Challenge. (They may also point you to past posts we’ve written, which will give you an in-depth answer to your question.) If they cannot answer your question, they will contact us on your behalf and we’ll send them a response to forward to you.
- If your link doesn’t post automatically on the first three days of the Challenge, please do not e-mail your concierge immediately. Most likely it’s being held in moderation since you either new to the Slice of Life Story Challenge or you included two or more unique URLs in the body of your comment. Ruth and I will be moderating comments every few hours. However, if it’s been 12 hours since you posted a link to your slice of life story and it doesn’t show up in the live comments, then please e-mail your concierge.
- Sometimes comments, including those of long-time Slicers, get thrown into our blog’s spam folder. Sometimes this happens when you post the same comment more than once. Sometimes it happens for no reason. Please know I check the spam folder often and will fish out your comment if it lands there.
- 31 Slices (ideas for topics)
- Essential Information (includes classroom materials, details on Twitter hashtags, and thoughts about commenting)
- Q&A About the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge (watch a video call with elementary school students)
Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.