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Classroom SOLSC: Blogging into Week 4

Welcome to the April Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!

We are so glad you and your students are here to take on this blogging challenge for the month of April. If you haven’t already signed up on the Padlet, please share who you are and where your class is blogging from:

Please use the Padlet to support other classes that are blogging during the Classroom SOLSC. Much like we ask our educator bloggers to comment on three slices each day in the March SOLSC, we hope that our Classroom SOLSC educators will support students bloggers from other classes. We also invite our Slice of Life community to read and comment on student blog posts during April.

Be Inspired!

Mystery Commenting!

When I was in first grade our first-grade team made a QR code for each student’s blog page. We put each QR code in a bucket and stood in the hall between our four classrooms. As the kids came into school in the morning they would grab a “Mystery QR Code” from the bucket and comment on that student’s blog!

The results were amazing! Students were commenting, reading, writing, and they were connecting with bloggers outside of their classrooms!

Even if you don’t have a team in your building participating in the challenge, consider connecting with another class on the Padlet! Make “Mystery QR Codes” for another class while they make them for your class and get connected!



Let’s have a conversation! 

How do you connect your classroom with classrooms outside of your classroom?   Please share your ideas in the comments.


If you have questions about the Classroom Challenge, you may contact one of these co-authors:

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