Sunday, March 31, 2013

The End of the Challenge #31 of 30

Today ends the Slice of Life Challenge, which makes me a little sad and gives me a bit of relief too.  I have so enjoyed reading the many different stories that people have posted and I've gotten to know some new folks too.  It's always amazing to me the community that forms when writers get together.

I'm anxious to see my students and talk with them about the challenge.  We've been on spring break, so they've had to be on their own to finish the challenge.  A few of them blogged their slices, and I was able to keep up with them.  But for the most part, the kids chose to write in their journals.  I look forward to reading them when I return back to school.  I learn so much about my students when we do the SOL challenge.

I plan on continuing with Tuesday slicers. I fell off the wagon last year after a month or so.  This year, I will try it again and hopefully, I'll stay on the wagon.  :)  I so love this community of writers and appreciate the support I receive.

Thank you so much to Ruth and Stacey for hosting the Slice of Life Challenge.  It's been a great month of writing, reading, and learning with so many wonderful people.

6 comments:

  1. Julie,
    Like you, I agree that you learn a lot about students through their writing. It's wonderful that you had them slicing too. I couldn't take that on with my class this year, maybe next year! Looking forward to reading your posts on Tuesdays!

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  2. I didn't get to read your posts as much as I would like, but will look for you on Tuesdays, Julie!

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  3. I think many of us have the same feelings! It's a wonderful community and we all know and love comments, but it was hard to keep the pace all month long. Then I would start feeling guilty or felt that I was missing out on many other slices . . . but in the end, we do what we can. I can't wait to hear about your students and what they thought of the challenge. And how many of them will have the itch to write today??? I really hope you continue to write on Tuesdays as well.

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  4. It's okay to dip in and out - I hope to see you dip in some more throughout the year.

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  5. How did it go for your kids who wrote in notebooks, Julie? What about for the other classes (and your principal)? Would you mind dropping me a line and letting me know?

    THANKS!

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