Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Slice of Life March Challenge

I am joining Two Writing Teachers in the March Slice of Life Challenge.  Our goal is to write each and every day in March.  I invite you to head over to their site to read and comment on other Slice of Life stories.

It's early morning.  The house sleeps as I write.  The beginning of the March Slice of Life Challenge brings a sense of excitement.  It is at this time that I recommit to writing every day.

I'm especially excited because so many classrooms have joined the March Challenge in my building.  The school was abuzz yesterday as I popped into different rooms.  They talked about what they would write about as they made their journals.  Stories floated around, giving young writers new ideas.  We even talked about what to do when the challenge got hard.  You could feel the love of writing!

I'm so looking forward to the conversations, stories, and the strengthening of writing community as we embark on this journey.











14 comments:

  1. Julie, this is an exciting day. I am looking forward to reconnecting with you and so many other friends. Did you get the badges? My class is so excited about the badges. They each made their own charts to keep track of badges and we put up sticker charts for the daily slices. Such buzz over writing. I love it!

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  2. Julie, this is an exciting day. I am looking forward to reconnecting with you and so many other friends. Did you get the badges? My class is so excited about the badges. They each made their own charts to keep track of badges and we put up sticker charts for the daily slices. Such buzz over writing. I love it!

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  3. That is so great that you are back again and that you hear the buzz in your school. Wow, we've come a long way...:)
    bonnie k.

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  4. How wonderful that you are doing this, and have also created excitement and buzz in your building with students!
    Now, the thing that really stuck with me is that you were up early writing - I really need to figure out how to get up earlier and carve out that writing time. Great tip.

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  5. Julie - I felt that same excitement. It reminded me of the night before a marathon -- ready, nervous, excited. Look forward to connecting with you this month on #sol16
    Clare

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  6. Oh, this post made me so happy - a joyous school and there is joy in slicing!

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  7. Oh, this post made me so happy - a joyous school and there is joy in slicing!

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  8. Hi Julie,
    I look forward to reading your posts during the challenge! HOpe all is well-I feel the excitement too...I think I write best early in the morning too.

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  9. I read somewhere (don't remember who wrote it!) about the slice of life challenge is like a reunion. Isn't that the truth! I love "seeing" everyone again! My classroom blog isn't up yet today. Having trouble with kids being able to post. Hope to get it figured out soon and then we will connect!

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  10. Nice to write with you again, Julie! You were one of my first inspirations for writing with my blog, and now look at us! Have fun Slicing!

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  11. Isn't great that you and the students are participating in the same challenge! You and your colleagues are wonderful role models.

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  12. Isn't great that you and the students are participating in the same challenge! You and your colleagues are wonderful role models.

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  13. Glad to see the excitement is spreading around your building. It's the perfect thing for March! I look forward to following your stories along the way.

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