Stacey and Ruth of Two Writing Teachers for hosting Slice of Life Challenge. You can view other slices here.
Whew! It's been a busy couple of days getting ready for the Slice of Life Challenge. Yesterday, Mrs. Miller's class invited me in to answer questions about the challenge. Their questions were very thoughtful. These third graders are ready to go! Mrs. Miller is going to give her kids time to write in school every day after recess. They did a practice session on Thursday. She put on quiet writing music and they all sat around the room and wrote for 15 minutes...including Mrs. Miller. They were so excited when I stopped in to wish them good luck. They eagerly gave me their papers so that I could read them. I am honored that they wanted to share them with me. I'll be busy writing comments to them all. I want them to see how much those comments mean.
Mrs. Corson's kids are ready to go too. Their journals are made (although there was a glitch in the creation of journals...the stapler went haywire...so, a few need to be redone). Her students will be writing together during the morning when they first come into the classroom.
In addition, I gave our principal a quick lesson on how to write a blog. She'll be blogging on our Kidblog account so it will be easy for the kids to find her work. If she finds she likes blogging, she'll set up her own blog after the challenge.
Finally, I wanted to post a clip from our Skype visit with Stacey from Two Writing Teachers. Feel free to share with your students if you think it would be helpful.
I'm looking forward to a great month of writing, connecting with other writers/bloggers, and sharing this wonderful experience with the students and my colleagues at school.