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It’s Here! It’s Finally Here: Fifth Annual Classroom SOLSC For Students: Day 1 of 31


Welcome to day one of the Fifth Annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!

We are delighted you’re here. You are giving your students a gift that will forever change them.  Your students will discover the stories within themselves, their writing process, and increase their writing stamina!  And there’s more! Students will connect with other writers and become a member of a writing community.

I hope the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge will create a sense of writing urgency in your classroom. Writing doesn’t have to be limited to the writing workshop time.  I have found opening up writing/slicing to all parts of our day is the most exciting for the kids and manageable in our schedule. Open slicing time allows the kids to act on an idea in the moment and it doesn’t demand schedule changes to “fit in blogging.” Let writing happen all day!

Dana Murphy shares a great post to help you see how students can recognize and embrace writing urgency.


This is the first of 31 posts where you will share the permalink to your students’ slice of life stories in (the comments section below) or the permalink to your class hub where we can then access the blogs of your writers. 

If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to read through this post and the links shared within before posting your link in the comments below. 


  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 hub 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. This is the link to Day 1 only. This link will change each day. You should visit the Two Writing Teachers blog daily for the newest link. 
  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 – F, please email questions to Deb, DebFrazier4 {at} gmail {dot} com
    • If your last name begins with the letters G – L, please email questions to Beth, beth [at] elizabethmoore [dot] work
    • If your last name begins with the letters M- R please email questions to Kathleen, Mrs.Sokolowski {at} gmail {dot} com
    • If your last name begins with the letters S – Z, please email questions to, Lanny, Lanny.Ball {at} gmail {dot} com

Finally, we invite you to grab the Classroom SOLSC button in either English or Spanish and use it on your blog. 

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Happy Slicing!

41 thoughts on “It’s Here! It’s Finally Here: Fifth Annual Classroom SOLSC For Students: Day 1 of 31 Leave a comment

  1. My students are doing a really slimmed down version (10 posts starting mid-month), because I made the decision to join late and we had other units to wrap up. We’re 7th graders on Kidblog and looking to connect with a few other Kidblog classes, since our posts aren’t public. DM me on Twitter if you’re interested, and we look forward to reading your posts too!


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