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SOLSC 2018 Prize Winners

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It’s been almost two weeks since the March SOLSC of 2018 and we know you’ve been patiently waiting for the prize winners! We had amazing donors this year and so much support from the slicing community. Thanks to all and of course, good luck!

The Winner? It Could be YOU!

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Are you ready to see a winner reveal?

Day 20 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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What keeps you going on day twenty? Look around you! Get inspired by the whispering deer, a silent blue jay, the creaking branch, or the squeak of a swing. A story is waiting.

Day 19 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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Writing for yourself awakens your inner writer. Write from your head and heart.

Day 18 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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Welcome to the eighteenth day of the 11th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge!   ANNOUNCEMENTS Do you use Blogger? Do you like comments? Did you know some slicers are finding it very difficult… Continue reading

Day 17 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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Another commenting challenge begins today!

Our Second Mid-Month Weekend Commenting Challenge #SOL18

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Get the fire extinguisher ready because your fingers might burst into flames with commenting motivation when I tell you what our second mid-month commenting challenge prize is going to be this weekend!

Day 16 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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Congratulations, you’ve officially reached the halfway point!

Day 15 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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Are you seeking out the voices of our slicing community? Be sure to read the announcements again today as I share my own experience through writing, sharing, and giving.

Day 14 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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Please read the announcement in today’s post about what is and isn’t considered a slice of life submission. You might get inspired to try something new!

Day 13 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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Are you playing as a writer?

When Ideas Collide

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I’m not someone who rides horseback but I often get to let go of the reigns and see where I might end up. My students never disappoint.

Day 12 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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Today is the last day to fill out the Google Form for the mid-month commenting challenge. Come join us and share a slice!

Day 11 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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What’s the writer’s voice in your head telling you?

Day 10 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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You are ten days into a writing habit! Keep it up and surprise yourself!

Crushed It!

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Crushed It (defined): To feel positive, get more done, or in general be a better person. How are you crushing it in the classroom?

Student-Led Small Groups: Beyond the Fundamentals of Writing Workshop

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Small group instruction allows for efficiency and strategy sessions with more than one student. Allowing students to lead these groups and sessions gives purpose and opportunity to not only further the understandings of the leader but impacts your community of writers as they grow.

Do You Ever Wonder?

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How do you respond to the recursive “I’m done,” and every other form of the phrase? Maybe it isn’t about them.

In the Name of Accountability

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When is the last time you asked yourself, “What do I believe?” Have you asked your students what they believe? Our level of success is often a reflection of what we believe in ourselves. Having the power to make moves in our learning is less about being held accountable and more about revising our beliefs as we learn.

Betsy’s OLW for 2018

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Our OLW posts conclude today and comments on the giveaway close this evening at 11:59 EST. We hope you have enjoyed our One Little Word posts to open the year of 2018. We humbly enter another year as a group of co-authors who thoroughly enjoy being a part of your lives as teachers, writers, and dreamers.