Classroom SOLSC for Students: Day 9 of 31

Hello and welcome back to the Classroom Slice of Life Challenge!

Have you thought about partnering up with another SOLSC classroom yet? Top three reasons why partnering up is a great way to go:

  1. It’s a great way to connect with and learn about the lives of kids who live in places far away.
  2. You might find it makes teaching the logistics of commenting a bit easier if all your students are reading the slices from the same classroom blog.
  3. You may find that your own students get more comments, more consistently, when you are partnered with another classroom.

An easy way to get started is to scroll through the links posted below and choose a classroom that seems like a good fit for your class. Perhaps you’d like to partner up with a classroom that is a similar age, or maybe you’re looking for a classroom from a different part of the world, or maybe it would be interesting to partner with a classroom that just happens to live not-so-far away. You should be able to contact the classroom teacher through the class website, either through an email address or by simply leaving a comment on their blog.

Good luck and have fun!

If you haven’t already, grab this nifty badge for your personal blog, to celebrate that you are writing along with your students:



Daylight Savings Time Head’s Up

On Sunday, March 12, at 2:00am, the time in the United States will jump ahead one hour, meaning that there is one less hour for slicing on Sunday. As always, comments will close at midnight, EST. Remember that no matter where in the world you are slicing from, we all have the same window for blogging- it just starts and ends at different times depending on your time zone.


  1. If you haven’t yet read the Essential Information post, then please click here to read it now before you continue posting 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.
  4. Remember that when you comment on most blogs for the first time (including Two Writing Teachers), the first comment may need to be moderated by the blog owner before it appears. You should be using the  same username/email throughout the challenge – this will help 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 if you haven’t already, and use it on your blog. (Spanish version coming soon!)


41 thoughts on “Classroom SOLSC for Students: Day 9 of 31

    3rd Grade Class in Illinois!
    We have one kiddo that’s great at permalinks, the rest are working on them! Please feel free to comment, we talked today how comments keep us writing!
    Appreciations in advance! 🙂

  2. Kids had a rough day but their blogs don’t show it…funny no one wrote about the tense things

  3. Anna Helsby Furniss on said:
  4. So fun to read the kids posts as I sat in professional development!

  5. Fifth grade in Ecuador – one of us is slicing with me, their teacher! Bring it on!

  6. angierumsey on said:

    5th Graders – Thanks for stopping by –

  7. Slices from 5th grade…enjoy and don’t forget to comment!

  8. Well…I goofed and missed a couple of slices yesterday, but is there a treat waiting for you today! Make sure you read all about “The Day the Music Died”! Quite the story!
    Enjoy our faithful slicers!

  9. margaretsmn on said:

    Gifted elementary kids in Louisiana (2nd-6th grade).

  10. We’re still slicing! Scroll down the left side of the page to find their slices.


    Student blogs on the right hand corner, this 7th grade GT class has some great thoughts!

  12. 5th graders in Colombia going strong! Several are planning ahead for how to post even when they are out of town for the weekend.

  13. Today I asked my third graders to choose an interesting quote to write about. Most of them chose to write a quote from someone from our Black History unit.

  14. High school ELL students (from all around the world) in Ohio… we have just been slicing for a few days, and I forgot to post our link here until today, so we would love some comments for encouragement as we get going!

  15. We have teacher work days but my students will still be slicing through their long weekend.

  16. We are back! I was out of the building yesterday and today close to 1,000,000 people in our state have no power! Crazy month! AND

  17. 8th grader from Iowa just keep plugging along. They’ve worked through there grouchy writing, and some have written some pretty good stuff!

  18. mrssurridge on said:

    Third graders in Southern California

  19. Wednesday’s slices a day late. My kindergarten class is excited to share their daily slices!

  20. My 5th and 6th graders in Ohio are blogging like crazy!

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