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Welcome to Day  15 of the 4th Annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!

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

ideaLooking for Slice of Life writing ideas? Here’s a slice about something all kids care about: snack time; it was written by Rachel for our sixth grade March Challenge a few years ago:

Savory Snack

I was almost finished taking my long trek home from school. My backpack was as heavy as it could get, as if it were full of bricks instead of binders. My stomach grumbled like a mini thunderstorm. I longed for a chair to collapse in, and a brownie to devour. In the distance, I saw my mom outside of our house walking my dog. I couldn’t wait to be there.

I opened the door and let it close behind me with a thud. I dropped my backpack on the ground, taking the tremendous weight off of my back. I raced to the kitchen to fetch myself a snack. My mouth watered as I looked in the pantry for some kind of junk food.

“Not so fast!” my mom said interrupting my thoughts about food. “Have something healthy that will give you energy to do your homework.” I tried to block out the words she was saying. I considered both options.

‘Healthy…dessert…healthy…dessert…healthy dessert!’ I thought. It was like a light bulb went off in my head because the next thing you know, I was slicing a ripe, yellow banana. Next, I scurried to the pantry, once again, but this time it was to retrieve the peanut butter. I unscrewed the lid and scooped out a mound with my knife, so that I could spread it on the banana. It smelled amazing, and I took in as much of the delightful aroma as I could. Lastly, I got out the chocolate chips that would be the final touch to my snack. I grabbed a handful out of the bag, and gently pressed one big chocolate chip onto each and every banana slice. Now, I was so excited to eat this snack that I couldn’t wait one more minute. I grabbed a piece from the plate and gobbled down the banana. My hunger was immediately satisfied. As I feasted on the rest of my snack, I thought about how I was lucky to be able to eat after being hungry, unlike some people who don’t have any food. We are fortunate to have this many choices, and sometimes we don’t acknowledge it.


  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.
  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}

Tara Smith View All

I teach Writing Workshop, Language Arts and Social Studies to sixth graders at a middle school in suburban New Jersey. This blog is my attempt to capture all the "stuff" that goes into my teaching life - the planning, the dreaming, the reading, the preparing, the hoping and (above all) the kids.
Please note that the content of this blog is my own. It does not reflect the opinions of my employer.

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