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Welcome to Day  19 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 welcoming news of a new family member; it was written by John for our sixth grade March Challenge a few years ago:

It was a cool and breezy Friday morning. Around 9:45am, I began to wonder and hope. “Sometime soon,” I thought. Today, I will have a brand new tiny baby cousin! I cannot even wait! Since the beginning of the school year, I have known that the end of February would be a very special time for my cousins and family. Fortunately, when this new little person is a few years older, he/she will have many playmates because he/she will have four older siblings. There are already three older brothers and one older sister. The baby is going to be number five!
The rest of that day flew by. At home, I could barely concentrate on my homework. In addition to the new baby, my Nana was having surgery on that same day. This was a enormous medical day for our entire extended family. All of a sudden, the phone rang, I jumped out of my chair, and bolted to grab the phone. My chest almost exploded with excitement, as my heart was beating a trillion times a second! “Was it about Nana or the baby?” I wondered. I picked up the telephone and said, “Hi, who is calling, please?”
“Hello John, this is your Aunt Janice speaking. I think you will not believe what happened this morning at 9:47am,” she said calmly. “Your new cousin is here and the best part is that it is another boy!” My heart now skipped a beat and I was speechless for once in my life. Then Aunt Janice said, “His name is Eoin, and he can’t wait to meet you. Do you think you can teach him to shoot hoops and hit home runs?”


  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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