Two Writing Teachers host Slice of Life on their blog. Join us and link up too!
Last year, I sliced with a few friends on this blog in March. Not everyday, but enough to make an impact in my writing.
I watched and lurked as people shared their experiences with classroom slicing.
This fall, we started a class blog. To protect the privacy of some of my students, it stays closed.
But the benefits of writing and connecting are with us.
This year, while moving through our requirements in writing, the focus has been on really telling our stories.
So Naturally, now that March is here, we are slicing!
*It's optional in 1C. 31 days is a lot. It's an extra piece of writing everyday.
*We did prizes this year. Prizes for friends who slice 5 extra times. A special lunch for friends who write all 31 days.
*We are utilizing our blog and kids are allowed to write in notebooks and in writing folders too.
*On Tuesdays, we are meeting for lunch to touch base and slice together. Our first lunch on Tuesday was great! We happened to have 2 parents join us as well and they were able to see first hand how exciting this was.
This is a picture of a calendar we are using with topics if needed for each day. The kids are enjoying marking off each day. The topics aren't required, they are allowed to choose their own if they wish.
Here's a calendar I'm using for myself.If I'm stuck on a topic I use this to help me too. It's been a great conversation to have with the kids.
What tools and tricks are you using to make your slices successful? How is it going?