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Winter Break + Holiday Wishes

We may be taking two weeks off from blogging, but we have plenty of resources for you to access as you prepare for your writing instruction in 2021.

In normal times, December feels both joyful and stressful. We are not living in “normal times.” As we move into the tenth month of a global pandemic, nothing feels normal. Educators report feeling burned-out, fatigued, and overtaxed. If ever there was a time for a break, THIS IS IT.

Here at Two Writing Teachers, we are pausing to take a blogging break from now until January 4th. We are looking forward to spending the last few days of 2020 renewing and recharging. On behalf of the team, we thank you for understanding our need to take a break at this time of the year.

We wouldn’t leave you, though, without some great resources to discover or rediscover, as well as some excitement for 2021!

SOL Tuesdays

Check-in on December 22nd and December 29th when I will continue to host our weekly call for Slice of Life stories. If you have been thinking about joining, winter break is a great time to share your first Slice of Life Story. Simply write your story on your personal blog, share the URL on Tuesday in our comment section, and leave at least three comments for other bloggers. If it’s your first time joining us, then be sure to say so when you leave your comment.

March Slice of Life Story Challenge

2021 marks the 14th anniversary of the Slice of Life Story Challenge! We look forward to sharing more about this exciting time in early 2021.

I hope you’ll commit, or recommit, to writing with us daily for 31 days this March! If you’re unsure how to balance writing for 31 days given this ongoing challenges of teaching during a pandemic, then please join us for a Facebook Live Session on Sunday, January 31st, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Betsy Hubbard and I will co-host a Facebook Live where several long-time Slicers will join us to talk about how cultivating a writing habit has positively impacted their teaching, even at an unprecedented time like this!

Blog Series

Our next week-long blog series will take place in May 2021. If you are looking for posts from any previous blog series check out the list below:

Social Media

Throughout December, some of our “greatest hits” will be posted on our Facebook page. Be sure to like the page to read previous posts that co-authors selected to be highlighted during this month.

Rest, relax, and enjoy time with your loved ones! Disconnect from email and do whatever it is you have to do to recharge for the next couple of weeks.

Stacey Shubitz View All

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

2 thoughts on “Winter Break + Holiday Wishes Leave a comment

  1. Thank you so much to everyone for all you do. I have gotten so many wonderful resources from this blog. Enjoy a well-deserved break!

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