Slice of Life Story Challenge

Day 26 of the March SOLSC #SOL16

Welcome to Day 26 of the 9th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge!  

If you’re sharing your students’ slice of life stories, please head over to the Classroom Challenge.

Commenting Errors Update

A few suggestions came in that might be of help to those of you who have been having issues commenting on blogs (ie., receiving error messages, comments not going through, etc.). Many people seem to have issues when using mobile devices. Unfortunately, there is not a fix for this. Your best bet is to use a desktop or laptop. Also, be sure you are signed into the proper account. If you have multiple accounts this may cause a problem when commenting. Another suggestion is to switch browsers. Some people seem to have issues with one browser in particular but when they switched browsers they were able to leave comments. Not everyone has this issue and different browsers work for different people but this seems like an easy fix if it works for you. Also, keep in mind, when “awaiting approval” or “under moderation” pop up it is likely a setting that has been put in place by the blogger. They will need to approve your comment before it becomes visible. Hopefully, this helps. If we ever discover a better solution we will definitely let you know! Thanks to those who offered suggestions.



  • Click here if you need topic ideas.
  • Go check out Robin Sheldon’s post from Teaching Tomorrow’s Leaders where she finds herself face to face with a memory that connects the past to the present.


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Please use the SAME email/username information on all of your March comments.


Prizes will be given away at the conclusion of the month-long Slice of Life Story Challenge.  You’ll be eligible for a prize if:

1.     You fill out the participant data form, which went live on February 21st.

2.     You comment ONLY ONCE on the daily call for Slice of Life stories (3/1 – 3/31/16).

3.     You sign a Slice of Life Story Challenge Participation Pledge on April 1st.  (We’ll post the pledge and will ask you to “sign.” You’ll sign by leaving a comment certifying you wrote and linked daily, as well as commented on at least three other Slicers’ writing daily.)

  • In order to be in the running for a prize at the end of the month, you must leave the link to your slice of life story by 11:59 p.m. EST to be eligible for prizes.
    • Only links left before 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time will count when you’re signing-off on the participation pledge on April 1st.
  • The call for slices goes up at midnight EST. Everyone has the same 24-hour window to post, regardless of the time zone in which they live.
  • Please play fair and leave only one link each day.

Social Media:

  • We are using #sol16 on tweets about Slice of Life Story Challenge.
    • NOTE: You must leave a link to your slice of life post on the daily calls for slice of life stories here at Two Writing Teachers to be eligible for a prize.


  • Should you have questions about getting started with this Challenge, please contact:
      • If your last name begins with the letters A – G, please email questions to Beth, beth{at}
      • If your last name begins with the letters H – M, please email questions to Betsy, betsymhubbard{at}
      • If your last name begins with the letters N – S, please email questions to Dana, danamurphy143{at}
      • If your last name begins with the letters T – Z, please email questions to Stacey, stacey{at}


206 thoughts on “Day 26 of the March SOLSC #SOL16

  1. Not to be a jerk, but we are on a writing blog, and the English teacher and professional editor in me can’t let it pass: The quote of the day today has a grammatical error; ‘it’s’ should be ‘its’. I hope this doesn’t offend any of the people who are slaving away at making this challenge so wonderful, but I had to say something!

    My slice:


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