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CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 14 OF 31

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Welcome to Day 14 of the 4th Annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!
Please post your student writing here.
It’s time again to #CelebrateMonday and trend the positive.

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 13 OF 31

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Welcome to Day 13 of the 4th Annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! Today marks the start of Daylight Savings Time- are your students “springing ahead” in the Classroom SOLSC? Are they getting into the groove of daily writing?

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 12 OF 31

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Welcome to Day  12 of the 4th Annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! If your students are writing for the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge, this is where you will post… Continue reading

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 11 OF 31

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Happy Friday! If your students are writing for the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge, this is where you will post the link to their writing!

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 10 OF 31

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Welcome to Day 10 of the Classroom SOLSC for Students! It’s Throwback Thursday!

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 9 OF 31

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Welcome to Day 9 of the 4th Annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!   We are so glad you are back to post your student writing today! It is “Wonder”ful Wednesday and an awesome… Continue reading

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 8 OF 31

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It’s Day 8 for the 4th Annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! If your students are writing for the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge, this is where you will post the link to their writing. It’s Tuesday and today is the one week mark for our challenge.

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 7 OF 31

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Welcome back to Day 7 of the 4th Annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! Let’s get ready to #CelebrateMonday and share our student mentor posts!

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 6 OF 31

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Welcome to Day 6 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! It’s the weekend! Are your students motivated to keep blogging while not in school?

February Writing Tweet Roundup!

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It is my pleasure to share with you my favorite tweets related to the teaching of writing from February!

Educators as Writers: A Follow-Up Conversation

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Should educators be writers? The conversation continues! We welcome your voice and ideas on how we can spread the word that when educators write, students grow as writers!

Waving the White Flag on Valentine’s Day!

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There are some days in an elementary school teacher’s life where the white flag must be waved. Halloween. The day before holiday break. Pajama Day. Crazy Hat Day. And, of course, Valentine’s Day…

When Revision Doesn’t Work

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I used to think professional workshops were where you would go to get answers, but now I know that the best ones are where you find more questions.

Breathing Life Back into Notebooks: Discovering the Writer’s Life

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In the middle of the school year, how can we breathe new life and energy into writer’s notebooks?

Last Call for the Welcome Wagon!

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Will you help us welcome new Slicers this March?

Should Educators Be Writers?

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Is it important that teachers who teach writing actually write?

Comments Make Community!

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Comments are at the heart of blogging!

Kathleen’s One Little Word of 2016

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My fourth grade self’s advice, my grandmother’s influence, participating in the Literacy Leaders’ Forum, and even a Facebook quiz and a fortune cookie have all pointed me in the direction of my One Little Word for 2016…HAPPY.

Heartfelt Gifts: Writing Presents

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My favorite gifts to give are the ones that have come from my heart and my pen!

Many Ways to Use “I am” Poems!

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Don’t shy away from the formulaic “I am” poem! There are so many possibilities…