Friday, March 31, 2017

#SOL17 The Slices That Weren't 31/31

2017 is the tenth year of the Slice of Life Story Challenge hosted by Two Writing Teachers, The goal is to write and post a "slice of life" story every day during the month of March. My seventh graders are also participating in a slimmed down version of the challenge, writing 10 slices during the month.

Slice of Life: The Slices That Weren't

A reflection on "what your classroom says about you" (Mine says that I love books. The End.)

Fostering creativity and the power of limits (Sometimes open-ended is just too open.)

Memes and the middle school mind - like the day I accidentally mentioned that there are teacher memes, which my students immediately started Googling. Their favorite ...

(Needless to say it was nigh on impossible to get back on track with anything after that.)

Additional ideas to add to my original Why Cats are like Toddlers post
  • On again off again desperate need for cuddles
  • Toys are only interesting when someone else has them
  • Ability to destroy things you least expect (toilet paper)

A slice about buying a new camera (Turned into something more technical that I think I'll rework for my photography blog instead.)

The one about losing our luggage on our honeymoon in Morocco (Turns out spending a week with only two shirts really isn't all that bad.)

The slices that were too personal.

The slices that weren't personal enough.

The slices that got forgotten in that time between idea and finding-of-writing-or-digital-implement-to-capture-said-idea.

The slices that I WILL write ... soon.

2017 Slice of Life Challenge


  1. I love this idea!! I have a list of ideas that never got written as well. I love the ones about the slices that were too personal and ones that weren't personal enough - I felt like that with so many!

  2. A good idea and done in such a humorous way (not easy to do!) ... I wrote an ABC List of Ideas and then ignored it in favor of whatever came up each day.

  3. What a great idea for the final post of the challenge. I recognize some of these ideas. I had some of them, too. There are a few things in "drafts" that might see the light of day someday.

  4. Nice closing for the month. I usually have a few ideas I tucked or listed in my notebook that never get used. I had a running list on a draft post. Something to save for later I suppose. :)

  5. ohhh....that's my drafts folders on Blogger -- and my bookmarks. 750words too.

    I loved "how cats are like toddlers" but couldn't remember where to find it to share -- in time for #caturday now. And bookmark it. Save everything but tagged so you can find it later.

    And ROTL over your middle school students googling teacher memes. Sounds like my grandsons. Fat cats are popular. Then there the swimming pigs of pig island. No, wait, that was me.

  6. Love the idea of "slices that weren't". I have a long list as well. That teacher meme had me cracking up. Totally saving that to share with my pre-service teachers because they are going to love it!


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