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A Hearty Thank You to Our Support Team

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It’s hard to believe the final day of our month-long writing challenge is here.  We had a fantastic team of volunteers who helped make our individual and classroom challenges run smoothly.  I want to take a moment to recognize them.

Concierges: Linda Baie, LeAnn Carpenter (aka: Elsie), Bonnie Kaplan, Carol Wilcox helped us field questions from our community.  I barely heard from these Slicer pros the entire month since they have a wealth of knowledge about how things run.  Thank you to Bonnie, Carol, Elsie, and Linda for helping newcomers with their questions and for sorting out issues as they arose.

Giveaway Guru: Christy Rush-Levine‘s work has been behind the scenes on a daily basis.  She has kept track of who wrote and linked daily, which will greatly help me with the giveaway process that will be happening next month.  Keeping track of everyone who writes and links on a daily basis is a monumental task.  Her record-keeping is meticulous.  And while not everyone who wrote and linked daily will win a prize (Unfortunately, there aren’t enough prizes for everyone who wrote so I’ll be doing a random drawing.), it is  my hope to have everyone matched up with prizes by the end of the second week of April.  I’ll announce the giveaway winners on TWT.  You’ll be hearing from me and/or Christy in order to get your prize out to you.  Thank you, again, Christy for offering to help me with the giveaway process!

Tech Support: The first few days of the Challenge were busy since people’s links were often held for moderation and/or people linked to their blog, not their actual post. Therefore, our tech support team was great about helping people out with linking issues.  Many thanks to Amanda Villagomez, Beth ScanlonCindy Minnich, Deb Day and Donna Smith for their help with technical issues.

The Welcome Wagon: We had a group of people who made sure they commented on first-time participants’ blogs daily.  First-time bloggers were identified by Betsy Hubbard and assigned to veteran slicers.  Many thanks to the Welcome Wagon team, Amy Rudd, Anita, Betsy, Carol Wilcox, Caroline, Fireflytrails, Julie Johnson, Lee Ann, Lori, Margaret, Nancy, Pamela Hodges, Ruth Chandler Ferris, and Tara, for making our community an inviting place.

Many thanks to everyone who took part in the individual and classroom challenges.  I know writing (and commenting) daily can be hard to schedule, especially amidst all of the other things each of us has going on in our lives.  It’s my hope this year’s challenge was as enriching and exciting for you as it was for me.

Please come back every Tuesday for our weekly Slice of Life Story Challenge.

Stacey Shubitz View All

Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.

28 thoughts on “A Hearty Thank You to Our Support Team Leave a comment

  1. Thank you! As a first timer to this, I really appreciate the support and the comments. It was nice to write for someone else to read. I know I have learned a lot, and I look forward to participating on Tuesdays and in next year’s month long challenge. To be honest, I actually missed doing the activity. It had become a good habit! Thank you to all of you!

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  2. From a first timer…I thank you all too. I had no clue as to what to expect and was overwhelmed with the support. Thanks to Elsie who helped me the first couple of days to make sure I got my posts done the right way. And thanks to all for the comments…I tried to comment on as many as possible…but there were sooooo many posts….and they were all so good. The whole month of March was uplifting, informative, exciting, fun, stressful…but not too, and a wonderful experience. I hope to follow through with the Tuesday slices. Great job by all…and many thanks again!!!! Jackie http://familytrove.blogspot.com/

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  3. Connections in a community like this are paramount to its success and it begins with strong leaders! Thank you Stacey and Ruth for planting the seeds and tending this magnificent garden that is the Slice of Life!

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  4. Thank you for another amazing month of slicing. I am incredible grateful for the push this challenge gives me and the amazing writers that surround me. Thank you for all of your work and support…it really does make a difference.

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  5. Thank you from a first time slicer! I was told about this challenge from a colleague and then a whole group of teachers in our district joined the challenge too! I was scared in the beginning to create a blog but this has been so much fun that I will be continuing to slice on Tuesday’s. Thank you for opening my eyes to my inner writer. I will take things back with me to my classroom to help my students in their writing! Thanks for everyone behind the scenes for making this possible!

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  6. Yes – thank you Lori! (After about two weeks I realized that you were my fairy-blog mother). Your comments kept me going and really helped me to stay motivated.

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  7. Thank you for opening my eyes to see the writer within me. Thank you to all those that made comments for encouraging and supporting me. This challenge has been a gift. Not just for me, but for my students. What I have learned from myself as a writer I can take to them. Thank You!

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  8. Thank you from a first time participant. I appreciated all of the help and support I received. Amy Rudd commented frequently on my blog and it made a big difference to me and to my students. This challenge has been such a positive experience for me and for my students. Thank you, thank you, thank you! We will certainly be back on Tuesdays!

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  9. Let me take this opportunity to thank all of you for all of your work and support, as we challenge ourselves as writers, learners and teachers on this journey – your attention to detail does not go unnoticed. I am truly grateful for this opportunity. Thank You to all of you!

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