Friday, March 2, 2012

Slice of Life Day 2

Yesterday we began the Slice of Life Challenge in my classroom of second and third graders.  They were writing furiously for almost half an hour.  If we had started this early in the year, it would be wearing thin by now.  The timing of this idea is brilliant, just when things have become too routine we get a challenge and see colorful prizes awaiting us at the end of the month.  The second graders actually wrote much longer than the third graders.  I have high hopes for next year and anticipate it even more knowing this great group of learners.
  On the home front, my daughter called me after her first teachers conference.  She attended two interesting presentations and wanted to discuss them.  It gives me great happiness to be able to share these things with her!


  1. How exciting that your students are enthusiastic about it. Did you give them time to share their writing with one another? How did that go?

  2. That's great that you are bringing it into the classroom. What did they write about?

  3. I look forward to hearing more about how it works over the month with your kids. Did you build in the time to your language arts block? I'd love to try the challenge in my classroom, but thought since I'd not participated before, I should do it once all the through first.