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Write your slice of life story.
Share the link to it on the daily call for slice of life stories.
Give at least three other Slicers comments on their blog posts.

Happy Sunday! Today is the sixth of the 15th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge!


  • The SOLSC is not only about sharing stories from our lives, but it’s about connecting with other educators too. We’ve always asked every person who participates in the SOLSC to comment on at least three other Slicers’ blog posts every day of the challenge. While we won’t be hosting any commenting challenges this year, I’d like to encourage you to comment on a few extra blog posts each day. Not only will you fuel another writer with your comment, but it’s a great way to make connections with new people.
  • Are you a late night Slicer? As you may have noticed, our call for slices each day closes at midnight Eastern Standard Time. If you’re posting after midnight, then please go to the following day’s call for slice of life stories if you’re posting after midnight Eastern Standard Time (aka: New York time).
  • And now for our other tip of the day…


Mona Towner is a new Slicer who is an instructional coach. A few days ago, she captured a slice of life story that came straight from a middle school classroom. Some kids like to use swear words, but not the 8th-grade students Mona wrote about in her slice of life story, which she aptly called “Gee Willikers.” If you’re looking for inspiration to capture a kids-say-the-darndest-things story, then check out Mona’s post.


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]
  • If your last name begins with the letters G – L, please email questions to Betsy Hubbard at betsymhubbard[at] 
  • If your last name begins with the letters M – Q, please email questions to Beth Moore at beth[at]
  • If your last name begins with the letters R – U, please email questions to Melanie Meehan at meehanmelanie[at] 
  • If your last name begins with the letters V – Z, please email questions to Stacey Shubitz at stacey[at]

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

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).

265 thoughts on “DAY 6 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL22 Leave a comment

    • I have just been thinking about how important failure is to learning. I kept rooting for you to remain quiet at the end and let Chris decide for himself. Letting someone have the opportunity to realize the words bubbling from their own mouths might just be BS makes for a very fertile continuing story. Here is a short video with voiceover I made about Teddy Roosevelt’s speech “The Man in the Arena”: It is all about hailing failing.
      Very nice setup for your punchline.


    • Thanks for sharing the resources. I don’t really think you want us to answer your questions as much as to acknowledge the answers you are giving yourself. These seem to me to be : there will always be plenty of you to share around as long as you share your self with your self.(cryptic, yes?) Share on. I feel that is your superpower.


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