Write, share, give: It’s SOL time!


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.

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.

“Writing is like breathing, it’s possible to learn to do it well, but the point is to do it no matter what.”
― Julia Cameron, The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life

And, just a quick reminder about the SOL dinner:


We’ll be dining at McLoone’s Pier House on Saturday evening, 11/22.  RSVP to Stacey via e-mail [stacey {at} staceyshubitz {dot} com] by October 31st if you plan to attend.  She will email you back with the address and time.


  • May I come if I only slice in March, but not year-round?
    • Yes!
  • What should I bring?
    • This is a dutch treat dinner, so please bring cash.  This makes it easier on the server when it comes time to divvy up the check.
  • I’m attending the conference with a colleague who doesn’t take part in theSOLSC.  May I bring him/her?
    • As long as s/he starts slicing by the end of October, then s/he is welcome.  We’re an inclusive group, but we don’t want the dinner to get too big.  Therefore, we’re trying to limit it to people who regularly take part in the year-round and/or March challenges.

Also, five (of the six) of us will be presenting at NCTE on Saturday morning, 11/22.  We hope you’ll be able to join us for our session at 9:30 a.m.  Here’s more information about our round table session:

#NCTE14 Session G.07

55 thoughts on “Write, share, give: It’s SOL time!

  1. amandavillagomez on said:

    A slice that gives glimpses into the first day of doing Week in the Life amidst settling in to our new house: http://readwritethinkgrow.blogspot.com/2014/10/week-in-life-settling-in-edition-slice.html

  2. I sliced about creativity and a creativity challenge I’ve cooked up for November: http://wp.me/p2Pe2s-133

  3. I wish I could attend the dinner. Currently just in my dreams. Who knows what the future will bring. My slice is a mix of words and pics from my day yesterday.


  4. Indulgent day dreaming today. Shared a funny moment with students this morning: http://portable-teacher.blogspot.com/2014/10/papertowns-moment.html

  5. Know a child that hates to read? Here’s a little ditty on how my older two children went from non-readers to non-stop readers. I know… it shocked me too.


  6. Here’s another installment of the story of our daughter and son-in-law’s search for the perfect house – we are almost home! http://fireflytrails.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/due-west-part-4/

  7. Oh, how I wish I was joining in on all the festivities, but alas, I’ve decided not to go to NCTE this year. I’ll be following your tweets and blogs about it, though! My Slice this week was inspired by the Scar Maps my students and I made for SOL ideas, Ever heard of Cat Scratch Fever? http://hollymueller.blogspot.com/2014/10/slice-of-life-cat-scratch-fever.html

  8. lromainebrown on said:

    Write yourself a life. 🙂

  9. changing habits is hard – especially when it involves tea and treats

  10. http://kkoehlerblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/tears-in-the-rearview/

    A slice about the view in the rearview and the day the tears overflowed.

  11. Big news around here! Isabelle wants to learn how to _____.


  12. Sometimes the best assessment is not what we want to hear:

  13. Been away from Slicing for a bit, but I’ve stopped rhyming for the day, and thought I’d check in with birthday and book!

  14. I wanted it to be significant or special for this anniversary, but this is what I was able to do. Still loving my boy.

  15. My daughter made llama neck sauce piquant at a Black Pot Festival. http://reflectionsontheteche.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/llama-in-a-black-pot/

  16. Slivers of seconds are why I became a teacher and they are not listed in my lesson plans. http://teachingin21.blogspot.com/2014/10/slice-of-life-sliver-of-seconds.html

  17. Responding to a challenge from Terje–100 things that I am grateful for!
    Wonderful idea to keep thinking about the good things.


  18. I Read Wonder by RJ Palacio over the weekend, and real life situations tie in this week

  19. I have another piece of lost writing that I found when I purged my file cabinet at school last August — a story I wrote at about this exact time of year…20 or so years ago.


  20. Writing about a frustrating experience today (in a humorous way)! Hope you enjoy!! http://1gratefulteacher.blogspot.com/2014/10/oh-my-goodness-im-writing-about-gas.html

  21. I am a lover of Halloween and all that goes into it to make the day a memorable one for children. When I saw that Susanna Leonard Hill was opening her annual Halloweensie Contest I decided to try to write a 100 word poem entitled “Creepy Nighttime Fright.” Please provide me with remarks on my Halloween tale that I submitted. You can find the blog at http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2014/10/creepy-nighttime-fright.html.

  22. It has been a while…Sometimes currents take you places you least expect. It is good to be home.


  23. Today’s writing is about two different books and some multi-media resources: CCR Reading Anchors 6, 7, and 9. Everyday Risks?


  24. Poetry Box participants join Janet Wong as poetry’s tentacles continue to swirl…

  25. http://nanareadtome.wordpress.com/2014/10/22/connected-in-story/
    Level me Not

    Reflecting on sharing reading levels with kids after a night of tutoring kids that can’t name books they love, but can tell me the levels of the kids in the class and think that the letters on the spine of the boks in the public library are reading levels.

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