Day 2 SOLSC Classroom #sol16

Well, we’re off and running! I hope your writers are as excited about writing every day for 31 days as my first graders are! I can’t imagine having such an opportunity when I was in elementary!

One of the most exciting things about participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge is the community.  Writers of all ages need to feel that connection with other writers.

Consider opening your writing community to the public. Many blogging platforms allow you to adjust your settings to moderate posts and comments.  Together with moderation and teaching your students what is safe to share, (no images of themselves, friends, location, or last names) you can increase your writing community.

When writers connect with other writers, they find new perspectives, commonalities, and become curious about the world. Isn’t this really what we want?


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Consider tracking your connected community as you go!

Below is where you will share the permalink to your students’ slice of life stories in the comments section. 

Please take a few minutes to read through this post before sharing.


  1. If you haven’t read the Essential Information post, then please click here to read it now before you post the link to your students’ slice of life stories. Don’t forget to keep your students’ identities anonymous for their protection.
  2.  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 permalink to the location of the “round up” of student slices. (Click here for more information on how to do this.) Individual students CANNOT link here directly. Students who are under 18 must have an adult linking for them. Any student links left without an adult link will be deleted.
  3. Only post the link to your students’ slices of life here. Do not post the link to your personal slice of life stories here. Go to the daily call for an individual slice of life stories to post your personal slice.
  4. If this is the first comment you’ve left on Two Writing Teachers, then we will have to moderate your comment. We will be checking throughout the day 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.
  5. Any questions, please contact one of us.
      • If your last name begins with the letters A – G, please email questions to Anna, AnnaGCockerilleLiteracy{at}
      • If your last name begins with the letters H – M, please email questions to Deb, DebFrazier4{at}
      • If your last name begins with the letters N – S, please email questions to Kathleen, Mrs.sokolowski{at}
      • If your last name begins with the letters T – Z, please email questions to Tara, elibenoli5{at}

Finally, we invite you to grab the Classroom SOLSC button in either English or Spanish and use it on your blog. 

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Happy Slicing!