Welcome to the eighth day of the 12th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge!
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Do you ever pay attention to the number of times you say hello and goodbye in a day? Teri Keys wrote a post about it at her blog, Teri’s Blog! Check out her SOLSC post titled, Hellos and Goodbyes.
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Quick and cranky! 🙂
My neighbor is probably not a murderer…
The Inquirer https://theteachingbee.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/sol-8/
Hi. How are you? No, really. I want to know.
Three-year old Playdates
Missing my dad on his 80th Birthday
Funny questions and comments from my sons this week.
Closing the day with an artwork gallery saluting International Women’s Day https://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2019/03/international-womens-day-2019-march.html.
I want extra credit for writing while traveling with kids… can I get extra credit for that?
Today, we did some shopping in between events with my amazing sister…
So, I sliced about the shopping. LOL.
A night of music! https://girlgriot.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/a-heart-full-of-music/
Choice… it can be a challenge http://slicesolife.home.blog/2019/03/09/choice-it-can-be-a-challenge/
This week was a masterpiece!
It must have been snack time! #osprey
Book Spine Poetry
Some daily highlights, PLUS I passed my teaching certification test: https://sliceoflifeteacher.home.blog/2019/03/08/now-i-am/
Finding things, remembering things:
Tempering the high-speed worries of my brain with some good ol’ moments of gratitude:
Kids think bandaids are magic!
Friday tired is something else, right?
There are days that I know people like me around here because I’m cooking.
My students are in the throes of academic competition season, so I boast about some of the impressive things they are tackling this weekend. https://karpenglish.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/academic-challenge-weekend/
A Slice of Life inspired by a picture book called Drawn Together, and the musical “Hamilton”…https://hollymueller.blogspot.com/2019/03/my-focus-this-month-is-to-explore.html
Unexpected sick day today!
When a book is a bit more than just a book to you
Numbers 6 & 7
When toddlers realize they can start climbing out of their beds. 🤦🏻♀️
Part 1 of 4: The Mailman Isn’t an Axe Murderer. https://amyjuengst.wordpress.com/2019/03/09/the-mailman-isnt-an-axe-murderer-part-1-of-4/
Day 8: https://crazykouts.home.blog/2019/03/08/day-8-date-night/
My Mother’s Touch
It’s a cop out tonight…
When in doubt, slice about the weather. https://cast-of-characters.blogspot.com/2019/03/snow-business-38-sol19-story-challenge.htmlbr
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There are days I just want to eat all day. This was one of them.
Sure I can!
The winds of change…
https://lmwp2016megginv.wordpress.com/2019/03/09/overtime/ Be ready for a surprise!
Day 8: The Big Enchilada
Another post about horses…
Food for Thought! Add a little seafood to your diet!
Short and sweet for a Friday!
The training is done. Now it’s time to test my skills against all Mother Nature has to dish out!
Just a thought.
It’s all about community. Share a little of you today. Read on….https://fallhugs.blogspot.com/2019/03/you-may-not-know.html
The intimidation of the secret language.
A story about a lot of blood-
Friends….it’s all about the ability to choose. https://themhayskids.com/2019/03/08/choices/
Did you see the moon tonight? It inspired me to write a haiku. http://cwegrzyn.edublogs.org/2019/03/08/sol19-a-haiku-for-the-moon/
James Taylor said…
Nothing better than the Friday before a three day weekend!
In which I speak first and think later. How would you have responded? https://theloyalheretic.com/2019/03/09/how-i-became-a-ghost-03-08-19/
A cliche of a slice. https://imlivingmywords.blogspot.com/2019/03/these-two.html
The beauty of students blogging: http://learninglikeneverbefore.edublogs.org/2019/03/08/slice-of-life-38/
James Taylor was right…
Why I’m a mountain girl
And after all this time, I don’t remember why we aren’t together.
First grade teacher, but today I was the music sub!
Hate? Or love?
7pm with ice cream
Saturday showcase: Popera: https://portable-teacher.blogspot.com/2019/03/saturday-showcase-popera.html
“Something broke in your classroom…” is a phrase that makes my heart stop, but today, I kept my cool: https://mskraushaar.blogspot.com/2019/03/831-accidents-happen.html
Day 7 = Absent (crud!) Day 8 = Reading! https://wp.me/p3eVyl-Bw
This one makes me so proud. It’s the stuff of movies, or at least it starts out that way! https://itsaboutmakingspace.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/topsy/
tis the season of fund raising
A new Friday ritual to end the week in room 3024 to make sure every student is seen and heard
The moment /was always a poem/Even if the meaning is not/clear.
Aging. Happy subject, yes?
They’re over! https://teachingwithmrsclark.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/conferences/
The Perks of Being a Yearbook Adviser https://questingcwen.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/late-night-work-night-sol19/
Baby steps to keeping my inner peace https://cultivatingthegardenofmylife.wordpress.com/2019/03/09/baby-steps-to-keeping-my-peace/
Winning tickets to see Hamilton!
I should be a lot of things.
Short and sweet tonight — An equation poem 🙂 ~JudyK
Opening Day: Fish Fry Circuit Review
On dress and success:
It’s snowing, but I’m over it. 🙂
Yesterday, I was irritated…
Wondering if I am doing my students a disservice cflathers.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/lowering-the-bar/
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This one’s a little outside of my comfort zone, but I’m frustrated and it *is* International Women’s Day, so what the heck. https://persistenceandpedagogy.com/2019/03/08/an-hour-of-ones-own-sol19-8-19/
White Castle https://thoughtsandmusingsfromheidi.blogspot.com/
The Art of Relaxing (or trying to)
On the hamster wheel, single parenting strikes again. https://honderick.blogspot.com/2019/03/almost-then.html
A snowy afternoon
Enjoying some crazy chaotic me time 🤪
Phone call from the school nurse
Silence and darkness used to seem like such a luxury.
It’s All About the Soup!
A short slice in anticipation of a sibling reunion.
Rise and Shine
everything has a history, even furniture:
So far I’m 8/8 and I kind of can’t believe it. On taking time for yourself: https://greenelit.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/stop-and-smell-the-orchids/
Ready for a weekend of learning! https://romeolitcoach.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/march-8th-solsc-19/
Yesterday/Today- another favorite format I discovered while Slicing
My dad is such a pain
An unexpected start to my day! https://tendingbulbs.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/an-icy-start/
What is your Friday routine?
Seeing my dream home in an hour with my realtor…some thoughts from my racing mind and nervous stomach!
Giving a special shoutout to the small things that make me happy 🙂
(I can’t find my comment from this morning, so to be on the safe side:
Sorry if I’m double posting!)
A glimpse into last night, on the eve of my birthday, as my daughter could not resist to give me my gifts she picked out.
Ah, the magic of books! https://skrajewski.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/sol19-day-8-the-magic-of-books/
Isn’t it weird how life changes without us even realizing?
Events that were so anticipated, events that forever change how we live, and who we are, slowly, gradually, ebb and flow over the days.
A celebration conference!
They teach me authenticity!
Belief in the future
It all began the summer I was 7 and we moved to a tiny island in the Mediterranean.
A post about cooking competitions and school culture
Today, I take you into a teacher’s bathroom — that’s right. Sometimes a teacher just needs a minute to herself with the door locked. http://www.ethicalela.com/8-friday-bathrooms-public-speaking/
A little more time with Charlotte…
Weight loss is challenging and the journey is not straight forward. Thinking about how to get back up again…http://kathleenneaglesokolowski.weebly.com/courage-doesnt-always-roar–blog/day-8-of-31-get-back-up-again
Never give up, if eating healthy was easy Americans woudl not have an issue with weight!
Having just enough and not too much
The most adorable, big hearted girl lost her privilege to go on a field trip but I had the privilege to have her stay with me today.
I Had a Crush https://gooddeids1.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/i-had-a-crush/
Book vs. Movie
Have you ever wondered what a clarinet made out of a carrot sounds like?
Cheesy family shirts with whale puns HERE!
The blankets in our house
He’s the one left behind
What’s in a name?
Slice of Life/ 8 Plant Time
Started my day off in a positive way with fancy flakes!
Honoring the women in my family for International Women’s Day: https://deowriter.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/solsc19-8-31-poetry-friday-international-womens-day/
Eyes in the back of our heads
dough is me
I am not sure how to describe this piece.
A short slice for Friday evening, about arriving home after work.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Day 8 – The Power of Your Mind’s Eye
Four things I learned today about mermaids: https://forlearningsake.blogspot.com/2019/03/five-things-i-learned-about-mermaids.html
Drinking Beer in the Trunk of My Honda Civic
Day 8- Today is just hard
A reflection on parent teach conferences today:
“Kleenex and peppermints”
H is for Horses
A celebration post in honor of International Womens Day!
Around the world in 30 minutes. https://kidblog.org/class/chi-town-teacher/posts/eyz1enpqxgflgdtowcy33mxfi
In remembrance of my brother-in-law
Music in our classrooms- a story and some thoughts…
my lunch offended some kids
Today’s slice as a poem https://meagermodernpoetry.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/day-8-slice-of-life-a-haiku/.
Times I know my grandma is here, even if not physically.
I missed an opportunity for a slice and am kicking myself for not being more vigilant!
For me, the mug is just as important as the coffee inside. Do you get a hug from your coffee mug?
Today’s quick write features a spontaneous word found by my students and features an amazing quick write from one of my students!
Day 8: Sometimes https://adayinmybooties.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/day-8-sometimes/
When you forget about crazy hair day. And you have anxiety.
A joyful celebration of women and quilts and poems!
Today is not about resisting or celebrating..
What do your bookshelves say about you?
Short and Sweet – An ide to a favorite treat
Simply the Best, as heard on Schitt’s Creek, Season 4
A cold commute noticing with a choose your own ending slice today…
The vet: http://readerteacherwriter.weebly.com/blog/the-vet
There’s motivation all around!
A few memories of my dad because it’s his birthday
Fitness Friday Had Me Smiling Today
Are you a Jeopardy! watcher?
Happy International Women’s Day!
A fun day skiing with my Christmas white elephant present. http://www.littlebearandbadger.com/skiing-snow-flamingo/
We have one full week of the challenge behind us. Reflecting on that.
It’s in rough form, but here’s a little poem: https://iheartpurplestuff.blogspot.com/2019/03/writing-poem.html
I have a confession. You’ll probably judge me.
Trying to decide which is the more responsible choice
A little bit about the space and conditions where I write: https://thedirigibleplum.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/where-i-write-slice-of-life-sol19-8-31/
Day 6: Time to Celebrate (aka another snow day)
An unexpected path to teaching joyfully – https://writersworkshop.home.blog/2019/03/08/coaching-girls-on-the-run/
Ok. It may not be the nicest thing for a teacher to do, especially since it isn’t April, but we fooled them…
I had that nagging feeling I had done something I would regret…
Do you want fries with that?
More more more!
People grow apart
Al the alligator… https://standingtall47.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/al-the-alligator/
This post felt a bit scattered today, but I wrote about the smells of middle school. https://wowilkinson.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/middle-school-orientation/
The never ending test… https://asliceofmirielle.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/day-8/
Before the Alarm
I had technical issue with my website yesterday, so here is my blog post for Thursday! I’ll post Friday’s later on today.
A quiet, inner motivation: http://feliksa.weebly.com/slice-of-life/thursday-march-7th-a-quiet-inner-motivation
This time a post about school: https://sherrisslice.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/sol-8-the-odd-day/
My daughter decided to wash some dishes at my mom’s house, and it resulted in mugs of memories.
Today is International Women’s Day. http://doingtheworkthatmatters.com/2019/03/08/sol-8-31-poetry-friday-iwd-2019/
It’s not the kids interrupting too much…it’s the adults! https://alotalot.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/slice-of-life-do-not-disturb/
Connected Writing Teachers
Ups and Downs in an Urban Setting
Tears shed on this journey…
Kindness for the win
Connected Writing Teachers
I had a tough morning, but a little kindness turned ti around
Classroom Tidying Up and a Discovery
Presenting our students with ideas to look up to!
Fried Day https://discoveredjewels.blogspot.com/2019/03/friday-blessings.html
May I borrow your words for 5 minutes? https://litcoachlady.com/2019/03/08/sol19-day-8-spark/
Slowing down to capture some of today’s best moments
Routine or rut? https://dianeandlynne.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/routine-or-rut/
For International Women’s Day, I wrote an ode to women poets inspired by Georgia Heard’s collection The Woman in this Poem. https://reflectionsontheteche.com/2019/03/08/solc2019-8-international-womens-day-and-poetry-friday/
What makes you happy?
Looking for new breakfast ideas? Try these: https://schoolinspirations.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/solc-8-of-31-scrambling-up-new-breakfast-ideas/
Part 2 of the story I began yesterday – realizing how mentally is my Mom was
Looking for some new breakfast ideas? Try these: https://schoolinspirations.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/solc-8-of-31-scrambling-up-new-breakfast-ideas/
Slicing today with Spine Poetry: https://trinarrative.blogspot.com/2019/03/march-slice-of-life-challenge-day-8.html
Appreciating silk long johns this morning: a short love poem:
Finding my dress and my equilibrium
My children greet me in very different ways.
Poem about my morning
I’m not superstitious, but….
What worktime sounded like yesterday
A slice of history that leaves me in awe…!
Driving the basketball carpool IS all it is crack up to be!
I just opened my chromebook and it still said it was posting yesterday’s slice. I dont think it did. Slice 7 https://gentleryan.blogspot.com/2019/03/sol-7-today-i-wrote-crap.html
My bedtime routine has gotten out of control. Here’s my comic-form slice of life:
Active listening– a required quality in a birth partner.
I lasted two days without slicing about my dog……
Making a photographic appearance again today, is Thor, who reminded me of an important lesson during last night’s bedtime routines. https://lifeinslices.photo.blog/2019/03/08/middle/
What is news?
It’s finally Friday, but…
Take the Mug if You Must…
My cleaning (or is it observation?) skills leave something to be desired: https://horizon51.blogspot.com/2019/03/solsc-19-day-eight-one-that-got-away.html
In which I find my notes and revise an earlier Slice…https://humbleswede.wordpress.com/2019/03/07/hopeful-words
Did you know today is International Women’s Day? I’m celebrating with a poem about an incredible woman:
The Trimadonnas: Three Middle-School Girls Who Own the Hallways
Good morning! You left the url to your site’s landing page. The permalink to your slice for today should be: https://circlethewagons.home.blog/2019/03/08/the-trimadonnas/
Thank you. Should I repost?
My former third grader returned to my class for his teacher education class. http://everydaycounts.edublogs.org/2019/03/08/when-students-return-as-adults-sol19/
Romance? Young adult or middle grade? – https://fueledbyideas.home.blog/2019/03/08/what-to-read-and-write-the-struggle-is-real-as-least-for-me-solsc-day-8/
She entered the room very quietly… and made me jump!
Yesterday I delivered an invitation
Tis the season . . . Fridays require careful planning . . .
Trying to cut back – https://ebgriffin1119.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/cutting-back/
Meeting a new 100 and 1/2 year-old friend
The thaw is beginning. https://wonderingandwondering.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/march-thaw-solc19/
Thursday made me weepy.
Thinking about our language about behavior with young kids… http://www.teachersforteachers.net/?p=17000
A memorable dining experience
Have you tried writing a six word memoir? Here’s my attempt writing six related ones using happy daffodils as my subject.
Thinking about that first class, so long ago
Slice of Life: Art as Social Activity
“Let’s start the share with ‘What did you discover…'”
Sometimes our stories help us get through tough times. That’s what happened when our family went for a walk: https://wheresthejoy.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/we-get-to-write-our-stories/
Blogs as Mentors
A short slice about finding beauty in winter’s stark scenery
A slice that took a turn…
He wrote these words in my book. His story is written on my heart:
“To feel the wind, sea-scented, on my cheek …” -from Land-Locked. Have you met Celia Thaxter? https://alicenine.net/land-locked/
On Notebooking: Kill the Internet, Deepen the Writing.. and other musings.
With a grandchild due in Spring, I find myself writing baby haiku!
Late night reflection
It is amazing the way a child thinks!
Short and Sweet – An ode to a favorite treat
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