Friday, March 6, 2015

How To Get the Principal to Participate in Slice of Life Day 6



Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for hosting the Slice of Life Challenge.  Please visit their site to read other Slice of Life stories.



Who can say no to a first grader?  Our principal, Kayla Pinnick cannot.  

I was in her office today, and I caught sight of this on her desk.  


All four of the first grade classes decided to write a letter to Ms. Pinnick, asking her to join the Slice of Life challenge.  She responded to each class, telling them that she'd be happy to join.  Since these young writers are using journals this year, we gave Ms. Pinnick her own special Slice of Life journal.  She writes faithfully and checks in with the kids to see how they're doing.  

I feel so fortunate to have such a supportive principal.  She's a busy lady, and yet, she sees the value in modeling for the students the importance of being a writer.

Thank you Ms. Pinnick!  

9 comments:

  1. That's great! Our principal also participates in the Slice of Life Challenge.

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  2. You are so lucky and so are the children. This really sends the message that this is important. Keep up the great work.

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  3. How wonderful that the principal agreed to the persuasion of the students. And what a wonderful first piece of opinion writing - trying to convince someone to do something. Love it! :)

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  4. I couldn't agree with you more! Ms. Pinnick is such a supportive principal and I am so thankful she is willing to do this challenge with us! Involving the principal and the teachers has made this a community challenge rather than a student task. I love that they can see the adults struggling the same ways that they are to come up with topics and find new ways to express themselves. Plus, who can resist those first graders? I sure can't!

    - Abbey Cochran

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  5. That's great! What a terrific idea. I'm wondering if I can convince my first grade colleagues to do the same with our principal? Hmmmm....now you've got me thinking...er...plotting, Julie!

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  6. That's great! What a terrific idea. I'm wondering if I can convince my first grade colleagues to do the same with our principal? Hmmmm....now you've got me thinking...er...plotting, Julie!

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  7. I used to teach riding and had many pupils this age, so this one cracked me up. Smart kids. Wise principal to listen and learn from them.

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  8. What a great idea! I must get my students to challenge our principal next year. Actually, I'd love to challenge the whole school. Sadly, the focus in March is review and test prep.

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  9. That's amazing! Participating with your classroom must be so exciting--I think I need one or two challenges under my belt first, but how thrilling to see your school community embracing writing.

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