I'm trying this for real. I've read many friends' Slices for the past couple of years, and it's time for me to start. I need to get back into a writing habit. I need to get over my slump. I need to get going on small blog posts so I can keep going on my larger (book) writing project. I need to just write...and hat better way than a challenge to do it for 31 days straight?
I need my students to write more. Sometimes in the midst of planning as a language arts teacher for 7th and 8th graders, I start to feel that they're not writing enough. They need more opportunities to just write, to play, to try things out, to challenge themselves, to write without pressure of a longer time period for the writing process...they need to Slice.
If I am challenging my students to do something, I always say I better be willing to do it myself also, so here I am...participating for the very first time in the Slice of Life Story Challenge and the very first time guiding and modeling for my students to participate in the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge. We are in this together. I'm filled with anticipation and wonderment for where we will all be with our thinking and our writing a month from from now.
Today it begins.