Category Archives: Slice of Life Challenge

SOLS: Poetry Postcard Time

  It’s a slice of life and more can be found at Two Writing Teachers. In exactly forty time it will be National Poetry Month. ¬†And this marks the sixth year that students from my school will write poems and … Continue reading

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SOLS: What Day is This?

Within an hour of arriving at school last Thursday, staff and students knew we’d be leaving three hours early due to an impending snow storm. Everything went smoothly; lunch served, kids on buses and for the most part delivered home.(there … Continue reading

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SOL: Lists

During the week, I always have an idea for SOL. This could be because there’s a lot happening at school: preparing for a three day author visit, the start of the annual school play with fifty students and two adults, … Continue reading

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SOL: Rain

We have had a dry winter. Even wildfires popped up last week. Weird for winter. The rain prompted me. Rain returned with afternoon tea. Her open book on lap, she sipped green tea in silence. Her garden thirsted. This is … Continue reading

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SOLS: Benjamin Rush

Painted by Charles Wilson Peale I am participating at the Shannon Abercrombie writing challenge for the new year. We just need to do the prompts and post a comment. What’s cool is we aren’t required to publish anything on a … Continue reading

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SOLSC: List

Oh, today is one of those days. It’s a day where I just need to make a list of my day. Workout Completing an interview** Introduce biographies Reorganize library shelves Promote play try-outs Promote reading minutes Lunch Tea stop Acupuncture … Continue reading

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SOLSC 2014: My One Little Word

Welcome to SOLSC 2014. Thanks to the crew of Two Writing Teachers for hosting this every week. Last week I shared that my OLW for 2013 was MINDFUL and it served me well. This year I had a list: grace, … Continue reading

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SOLSC: Shirley, My Friend

My friend, Shirley, passed in peace from this world on Sunday, December 1. She is now relieved of the gioblastoma which caused her pain and loss of words. The last time I visited her, she was sleeping in a peaceful … Continue reading

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SOLSC: SCBWI-Oregon Writing Retreat

Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for a place to share a slice of life each week. This past weekend I was at the Silver Falls Conference Center within Silver Falls State Park, Oregon. This is a fabulous place for … Continue reading

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SOLSC: Fifty Years Ago

The newspaper I saved that day. Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for providing a place to share our slices every week. Ten When I was ten, we moved from Monrovia, California to Simi Valley, California. My grandmother called it a … Continue reading

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