Slice of Life Story Challenge

Day 20 of the March SOLSC! #sol14

WRITE. Every day in March write a slice of life story on your own blog. SHARE. Link your post in the comments on each daily call for slice of life stories here at TWT. GIVE. Comment on at least three other slice of life stories/blogs.
WRITE a slice of life story on your own blog.
SHARE a link to your post in the comments section.
GIVE comments to at least three other SOLSC bloggers.

I hope you’ve been checking out the Classroom Challenge blog posts daily. Anna includes writing tips and ideas for the classroom teachers who are taking part in the challenge with their students.  In case you missed yesterday’s post, here’s an excerpt:

When I’ve worked on writing projects with Lucy Calkins, I’ve often heard her say, “We need to bring the lion out of the marble.” She is, of course, referring to a clunky draft that needs to be fine tuned so that the real message or meaning comes across.

It’s tempting to write a Slice that is a summary or a retelling of an entire day, or an entire event, or an entire time of year. However, the real gems are often the zoomed-in, small moments that capture a feeling, an interaction, a lesson, an important memory.

Today, why not look closer at your Slice and see if there are any lions hiding in the marble?


Deb Day (@mrsday75) wrote “8:15 on a School Day,” which was an idea she borrowed from her creative writing class. It’s a neat way to write about a minute in time.  Read over Deb’s slice and consider writing about a specific time in your day.  (Click here if you’re interested in trying this out with your students.)


  • Please use the SAME email/username information on all of your March comments.
  • In order to be in the running for a prize at the end of the month, you must leave the link to your slice of life story by 11:59 p.m. EDT.
    • Please leave only one link daily.
  • Include the permalink to your post when you leave a comment.
  • Please use #sol14 on tweets about Slice of Life Story Challenge.
  • Questions? Contact one of our concierges:
    • A – M last names: LeAnn Carpenter (aka: Elsie) – leannecarpenter[at]sbcglobal[dot]net.
    • N– Z last names: Amanda Villagomez (aka: Mrs. V.) – amandavillagomez[at]gmail[dot]com.


205 thoughts on “Day 20 of the March SOLSC! #sol14

  1. I am feeling somewhat devastated right now. I’m actually pulled over in the parking lot of a bar on my way home from school after a crazy-long day. I jumped in my car to try to access my wifi on my phone when I realized the network had crashed again today. But couldn’t get into my blog fast enough, and times up. However, even if I can’t win a prize, I’m counting this as writing for Day 20, since I won’t be home for another 20 minutes. Eleven days to go.


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