"Everything is held together with stories. That is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion."
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Slice of Life is sponsored every Tuesday by Stacey and Ruth fromTwo Writing Teachers. For the month of March, I've joined the challenge to post a slice of life daily.
What have I done? Yesterday I introduced the Slice of Life Story Challenge to my sixth graders. At the end of the month, they will qualify for a specific level of recognition at our Slice of Life celebration -bronze for 22 entries (writing every school day this month), silver for 27 or more entries (every school day plus some weekend entries), and gold for 31 entries (writing every day during the month)! It's been a long time since we've written every day in our Writer's Notebooks. I explained to them that I would rather write with them in my Writer's Notebook, that I was petrified of posting to my blog and making my entries public. They encouraged me to take the leap (it was Feb. 29)! I shared the challenge with my building principal this morning, so I'm committed. This is my first slice, although I've followed the blog for some time. Let the madness begin!