Slice of Life Story Challenge

It’s Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.

You may have heard Betsy, our friend and co-author, lost most of her home to a fire over the weekend. Thankfully Betsy, her husband Shawn, and their two children escaped safely.
On Saturday, Stacey set up a Go Fund Me page for the Hubbard family. Many members of our Slicer community have donated over the last several days. You, our readers, are a rainbow in the hearts of us all.
Betsy is poetry in motion. She has a deep love of poetry, so I share this video of Maya Angelou, as a thank you for being Betsy’s rainbow and as an opportunity to support The Hubbard Family.
Read more here.  To make a donation click here. 
Write. Share. Give.
            Write. Share. Give.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Release your story like a tree releases leaves in the fall.

Share your story link in the comments and remember to leave at least 3 comments for others.

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If you are attending NCTE in Atlanta, Georgia November 2016 we hope you stop by to say hello!  On Saturday, November 19 at 4:15 in room B309 you can catch Beth, Betsy, Dana, and Deb speaking on “So, You Say You’re Not a Writer?”  On Sunday, November 20 at 1:30 pm in room 302 Beth and Dana will lead a roundtable discussion, “Teachers As Writers: Practices and Possibilities”  NCTE provides so many amazing professional development opportunities for educators we look forward to seeing you!

More NCTE News! 

Will you be going to NCTE in Atlanta? Are you a slicer? If you answered yes to each of these questions, consider joining us for dinner on Saturday, November 19th time and location TBD soon!


  • May I come if I only slice in March, but not year-round?

    • Yes!

  • What should I bring?

    • This is a dutch treat dinner, so please bring cash.  This makes it easier on the server when it comes time to divvy up the check.

  • What should I wear?

    • Whatever you’re wearing to the conference!  No need to dress up for the conference.

  • I’m attending the conference with a colleague who doesn’t take part in the SOLSC.  May I bring him/her?

    • As long as s/he starts slicing by the end of October, then s/he is welcome.  We’re an inclusive group, but we don’t want the dinner to get too big.  Therefore, we’re trying to limit it to people who regularly take part in the year-round and/or March challenges.

If you are interested in sharing a meal, then please fill out the form below and Betsy will email you with more details!

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