Skip to content


Screen Shot 2017-12-02 at 6.09.23 AM
Write. Share. Give.

Welcome to the thirty-first and final day of the 12th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge!


Please allow all of us at Two Writing Teachers and the entire Slicing Community to say…

Thank you to Our Welcome Wagon Volunteers!


Also, remember, if you plan to enter your classroom into the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge, you can access our padlet here:

Made with Padlet

Finally, be sure to tune in tomorrow to enter your name for prizes if you sliced everyday during the month of March!


Balancing background information with a slice of life can be tricky.  Check out how blogger and slicer Jennifer Kesler pulls it off with her post entitled, “I Love Surprises!”  You can read her post here.


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 an especially high volume of emails during the first few days of our challenges. We will respond to all emails as soon as possible.

If you have questions about the Classroom Challenge, which will take place April 2019, you may contact one of these co-authors:

  • If your last name begins with the letters A – M, please email questions to DebFrazier4[at]
  • If your last name begins with the letters N – Z, please email questions to Kathleen Sokolowski mrs.sokolowski[at]

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

Lanny Ball View All

For more than 27 years, Lanny has taught, coached, presented, staff developed, and consulted within the exciting and enigmatic world of literacy. With unyielding passion and belief in the possibility of workshop teaching, Lanny has worked to support students, teachers, and school administrators around the country in outgrowing themselves as both writers and readers. Working first as a classroom teacher, then as a coach and TCRWP Staff Developer, Lanny is now a literacy specialist, working and living in the great state of Connecticut. Outside of literacy, he enjoys raising his three ambitious young daughters with his wife, and playing the piano. Find him on this blog, as well as on Twitter @LannyBall. Lanny is also a co-author of a blog dedicated to supporting teachers and coaches that maintain classroom writing workshops,

224 thoughts on “DAY 31 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19 Leave a comment

    • Hi Joanne. I couldn’t find a place to leave a comment on your post. No matter what the weather is like Mother Nature has her own timetable and plants respond to that. Looking forward to garden pics.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Yep… I’m shaking my head at your final thoughts Brian… I wrote early, I wrote later, I never plan a slice but later was sometimes easier… I loved reading and commenting… I accepted it too that I didn’t write 31 slices.. and I’m looking forward to composing slices on Tuesdays… so see you back here soon.
      Bonnie K


%d bloggers like this: