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DAY 5 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL22

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Happy weekend! Today is the fifth day of the 15th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Be sure to fill out the Google Form (contained in the email I sent on 3/2) by 5 p.m. EST today if you’re interested in attending this Sunday’s optional Slicer Meet-up, which Amy Ellerman and I will co-host. Hope to see you on Sunday!

This year, we have 52 Slicers who are returning for their second year. Thirty-seven of them granted me permission to share their user name, blog name, and URL so they can connect with more members of the community. Over the weekend, would you consider visiting some of their blogs so they continue to feel connected with those of you who’ve been at this for several years?

If you’re striving to leave stronger blog comments, then check out this piece about commenting over at SmartBlogger.

BE INSPIRED

Last month, Amanda Potts of Persistence and Pedagogy, wrote about her feelings towards the people who were protesting in her Ottawa neighborhood. If you find “current events” playing out in your world, then look towards Amanda’s piece, “Disrespectful,” for some inspiration. She chronicled the event and juxtaposed it with an outdoor birthday celebration for a friend. It is an interesting read so check it out!

QUESTIONS

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 a high volume of emails during the first few days of the challenge. We will respond to all emails as soon as possible.

If you have questions about the individual challenge, you may contact one of these co-authors.

  • If your last name begins with the letters A – F, please email questions to Amy Ellerman at ellermanamy[at]gmail.com.
  • If your last name begins with the letters G – L, please email questions to Betsy Hubbard at betsymhubbard[at]gmail.com. 
  • If your last name begins with the letters M – Q, please email questions to Beth Moore at beth[at]elizabethmoore.work.
  • If your last name begins with the letters R – U, please email questions to Melanie Meehan at meehanmelanie[at]gmail.com. 
  • If your last name begins with the letters V – Z, please email questions to Stacey Shubitz at stacey[at]staceyshubitz.com.

If you have questions about the Classroom Challenge, which will take place next month, you may contact Kathleen Sokolowski at mrs.sokolowski[at]gmail.com.

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

Stacey Shubitz View All

I am a literacy consultant who has spent the past dozen years working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grades K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.

I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).

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    • I lived in the Chicago area (Naperville) for almost 19 years. Although I am grateful to be living in the more temperate climate of the Pacific Northwest now, I miss the world-class museums and galleries, and of course, Chicago-style pizza!

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    • I lived in the Chicago area (Naperville) for almost 19 years. Although I am grateful to be living in the more temperate climate of the Pacific Northwest now, I miss the world-class museums and galleries, and of course, Chicago-style pizza!

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    • I nodded my head at both your main points! I LOVE audiobooks, and like you am addicted to listening to them while in the car, scrubbing the toilet, or going for a brisk walk! The majority of the readers/narrators are SUPERB, so it is disappointing when they are not. And, yes, it is so easy to use our anonymity to say things we would never say if we were having an actual conversation with someone.

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