I am beyond excited to start my month-long writing challenge today, participating in The Two Writing Teachers’ Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOLSC).
I discovered this concept when I stumbled upon TWTs blog last year. Unfortunately, being the end of March, it was too late to participate.
Fast forward to today – this is my first official “slice” of the challenge for me.
What makes this most enriching is that I am having my students participate in the classroom version of the challenge. For this academic year, I decided to abandon my go-to personal narrative writing unit and replace it with the SOLSC. Introducing the challenge to my students yesterday pumped me up so much, and my students’ positive reactions and enthusiasm makes me so validated that I made the right decision to incorporate the SOLSC into my classroom.
Seeing my students writing feverishly right away this morning gave me such joy. Not to mention that having the excuse to sit down and write for my own sake makes me want to burst into happy tears.