Classroom SOLSC for Students: Day 10 of 31

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

Do you ever feel stumped because you’re thinking that your stories aren’t exciting enough? You aren’t alone! Lots of writers worry that they need to write about something spectacular in order to be interesting — especially kids. The read about other kids’ trips to Disney, and then wonder if their story about a fight with their brother is good enough.

You can help by writing about small, everyday moments from your own life, and sharing those slices with your students. Your commute to school, kissing your kids goodnight, cooking dinner, cleaning your classroom: these are all GREAT tiny topics to mine for stories, demonstrating that ALL people have experiences worth writing about.

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.

Reminders:

  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!)

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