SOLSC Classroom Challenge



Welcome to Day 12 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!



  1. Please be sure to comment on our daily inspiration/questions. We are hoping this will foster a sense of community among the teachers who are participating! Have an idea for how to do this even better? Great! Leave your suggestion in the comments or contact us using the information below.
  2. If you haven’t already we encourage you to reach out to another teacher who is participating in the challenge and partner up. You may find it a bit easier to teach your students to comment on other students’ writing if you get familiar with one or two other classroom blogs and how they work.
  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.


Instead of a question for Classroom SOLSC Teachers, we offer the following quote for inspiration.  Please feel free to share your thoughts or reactions!

_Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go._ - E.L. Doctorow

Please respond in the comments below, or leave a question or thought you have about the challenge so far.


After reading the information in the links above, if you still have questions about the Classroom SOLSC contact one of us. (Please don’t use Twitter or Facebook to contact us with SOLSC questions).

  • If your last name begins with the letters A – G, please email questions to DebFrazier4{at}
  • If your last name begins with the letters H – M, please email questions to beth{at}
  • If your last name begins with the letters N- S, please email questions to Lanny Ball lanny.ball[{at}
  • If your last name begins with the letters T – Z, please email questions to Kathleen Sokolowski mrs.sokolowski{at}


3 thoughts on “2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 12 OF 31

  1. I teach kindergarten, so my kiddos definitely start with nothing. It’s such a thrill to see where they’ve gotten to at this point in the year. We’re coming off a 9 day teacher strike here in WV, so it’s good to have this challenge to get my kids motivated and writing again.


  2. I believe writing is the hardest subject for students because of this. Because you have to have the ideas, you have to find a way to express them, you have to encode and put punctuation in and all of that! As a blogger in this challenge, I sometimes think to myself how I should set up days of the week for different types of blog posts but this never really works for me because ideas for my posts show up at all different times based on what is happening in my life. And I really like it that way!


  3. One great things about slicing along with my students is that I totally can relate to this quote. There are days when we start from nothing. What is most important, like like most journies, is to keep moving. Keep writing. Something always shows up.


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