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DAY 1 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL18

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Welcome to the 11th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge! Whether you write every day or haven’t written in a long time, I’m thrilled you’re here!

If you’re participating in the individual Slice of Life Story Challenge, this is where you share your writing.  If you’re sharing your students’ slice of life stories, then head over to the Classroom Challenge, which Beth, Deb, Kathleen, and Lanny are hosting this month.  (Please see Beth’s previous post.)

Each day you’ll find a section called “BE INSPIRED,” which will follow each day’s announcements. That section will include something like a link to someone’s slice of life story, a quote about writing, etc.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

I’ve streamlined the essential information this year into a slideshow so the daily calls for slice of life stories aren’t cluttered with text. Even if you’re back for your eleventh challenge, please read through the essential information before checking out today’s writing inspiration or leaving the link to your slice of life story. For instance, our comment guidelines have changed. Please familiarize yourself with the new guidelines in case you missed them when we revealed them last month.

A special welcome to the first-time Slicers who are joining us this year! Deb Frazier and Kathleen Sokolowski will be using the participant information form you filled out (Click here if you haven’t filled it out yet.) to match you up with a member of our Welcome Wagon.

 

BE INSPIRED

Terje Akke, who blogs at Just for a Month, has been a part of the Slice of Life Community for more years than I can count! She’s written several posts to help inspire folks when they feel stuck and to provide advice for new Slicers. Here are several links to her posts for you to check out if you need some inspiration today.

SOL Quote Day 1

QUESTIONS

Need to contact a co-author with a question? Please email us rather than leaving your question within your comment (below). Thank you, in advance, for your patience with us. We receive a high volume of emails during the first few days of the challenge. We will respond to all emails as soon as possible.

  • If your last name begins with the letters A – I, please email questions to Betsy, betsymhubbard{at}gmail.com
  • If your last name begins with the letters J – R, please email questions to Melanie, meehanmelanie{at}gmail.com.
  • If your last name begins with the letters S – Z, please email questions to Stacey, stacey{at}staceyshubitz.com.

Please note: We’re unable to respond to challenge-related questions via Facebook and Twitter.

Stacey Shubitz View All

Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.

347 thoughts on “DAY 1 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL18 Leave a comment

  1. I am excited to be returning to SOLC and writing every day, and hoping to reconnect with some amazing writers whose work I loved reading last year! Here’s a brief introduction to me: karpenglish.wordpress.com/2018/03/02/march-writing-madness-returns/.

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  2. Hello! My SOL Day 1 post is really my Day 180 for my blog. When I was given the challenge to lead writing professional development for my faculty I decided the only way I could do it is if I wrote every day.We all multitask, don’t we? So I also use my blog as a vehicle for reflection and learning for my weight loss goals. It works for me! I hope you enjoy my post: https://gettingtogoalmypersonaljourneytoweightloss.com/2018/03/01/day-one-hundred-eighty/

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    • Hi Mindi! (And others as well). The first time you post on Two Writing Teachers, your post will need to be approved by one of the coauthors. Sometimes this can take a few hours (we are all teachers and literacy coaches by day!), so don’t worry if you don’t see it right away!

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    • What a great way to look at each day. It’s so easy to look at the negatives but the true feel good moments come from the positives. Love your 3 Best Things 🙂

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  3. Glad to be back. Reflecting on where we are and how we’re feeling after finishing a UOS.
    thirdmusings.wordpress.com/2018/03/01/when-projects-go-to-long/

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  4. Hello! Please fill out the participant information form so that we may contact you with support. The link you’ve provided does not work, and we have no record of your username in our database to contact you.

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    • Hi Katy,

      I emailed you, but I think I have your old email address.

      I tried to leave a comment on your blog post five times and it keeps reloading every time. Would you please open up the commenting settings so the name/URL option is open when commenting? LMK if you do since I’ll go back and try again.

      For more info on what to do, please check out slides 14-16 in the slideshow above, which will provide you with more information.

      My best,
      Stacey

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    • Hello! Please fill out the participant information form so that we may contact you with support. The link you’ve provided does not work, and we have no record of your username in our database to contact you.

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    • I guess the grass is always greener on the other side! Being raised with the name Jennifer has been…challenging at times. Obviously people know how to pronounce it but, I am one of MANY! It can get confusing! Thanks for writing!

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    • Those quiet moments are rare and come and go so quickly … as do the hustling, bustling noisy moments … they go off to college or move far away to begin a first career. It’s ironic how precious those quiet moments are until the quiet moments get longer and the noise and chaos gets dimmer and dimmer. It’s all so ironic.

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    • Last year, my first year teaching special education in the public school, I was told that March Madness refers to a very hectic time of year for special education. Apparently it is notorious for chaos in my line of work.
      May we all survive March Madness.

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    • Hello! Please fill out the participant information form so that we may contact you with support. The link you’ve provided does not work, and we have no record of your username in our database to contact you.

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    • @aileenhower – Hi Dr. Hower – I took your Summer Institute course at Penn State York two summers ago and fell in love with the concept of blogging when I did so! Anyway, I was super intrigued by your first “slice” – am I correct to assume that you are using this challenge to pen a novella or novel?

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