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Welcome to Day 11 of the 4th Annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!

Happy Friday! If your students are writing for the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge, this is where you will post the link to their writing.

Jennieb wrote a beautiful slice yesterday, reflecting on the power of writing and how the Classroom SOLSC is impacting her students and her relationship with them. Click here to read it.

Sally Donnelly asked her third grade students to share why they like blogging in preparation for a workshop she was giving for teachers. Her students’ enthusiasm towards blogging and their comments are a powerful testament to giving kids choice and voice in their learning! Read her incredible post here

Don’t forget to check out the padlet for student mentor blog posts! As you come across interesting and well crafted posts from your students, please consider adding them to this digital bulletin board so our students can learn from each other.

writing blog ideas

One of my former students created the list (above) for writing ideas. She joined a Blogging Club I am hosting for 4th and 5th graders at my school.  She was such an enthusiastic blogger last year and I was delighted she would be part of the club. Her list reminded me that the students themselves are often a great resource for sharing ideas and inspiration. Consider having your class collaborate on a list of writing ideas and possibilities for those “I don’t know what to write” moments.



  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 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 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.
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