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Welcome to Day  17 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 a soccer game; it was written by Andrew for our sixth grade March Challenge a few years ago:

We were in the last ten minutes of my soccer game. We were playing our rivals, Mahwah, and the game wasn’t going so well. The beginning was horrible, we let up two goals in the first ten minutes, but then we quickly redeemed ourselves by putting the ball in the back of the net twice. But then, in the beginning of the second half, Mahwah scored again. They had been smack talking and so had we, but now they had a reason.
I wiped the sweat off my forehead, and jogged up the field for a pass. Finally, the perfect opportunity! My teammate passed me the ball and I stopped it with my foot, as I ran up the field. I twisted and turned, and lunged side to side, to fake out the other team. The best part was I was passing the defenders like I was playing with a bunch of toddlers.

Finally, I was in place to shoot. I drew back my foot, and… boom! However, that “boom” wasn’t me hitting the ball… that was me, hitting the cold, hard ground. A defender had tripped me.

“Oooof!” I heard the crowd grunt. My face felt hot, and pain flowed through my right knee and foot. I rolled over and grunted, with ferocious pain. Then I realized… it hadn’t even been called a foul!!! Now I looked at the ref and shook my head, when I realized the side of my head had been smashed against the ground. Soon the coach came out and asked me if I was ok. I wanted to say “what do you think?!?” but instead I said

“I guess, but I don’t think I can stay in.” So, coach pulled me up and I limped off the field, with his arm around my neck, supporting me. The crowed clapped, but I just thought, you haven’t seen the last of me, Mahwah!


  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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