Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Getting Ready to Slice {SOL 2-24-15}


My 4th graders love to write, and for that, I am grateful.  As a teacher who loves writing, it makes my job a lot easier.

One of my favorite things that I have done this year is teach them how to write Slice of Life entries in their writer's notebooks.  I encouraged my students to write these slices, even if they weren't "assigned."  Many of them did.

Now that March is approaching, I considered having my classroom join the Slice of Life challenge -- 31 days of dutiful slicing.

Were my 4th graders up to it?

Was I up to it?

I am a big believer in letting students have a say in what happens so I took that question to the students.  Their answer?  A resounding "YES!"

This week we are ramping up our slicing skills by being better "watchers" of our world.  We are also learning how to comment (something we haven't done a lot of in the past).  Later this week, my students will all receive their own Kidblog blog which is where they will keep their slices.

They are excited!

I am excited!

I created this sign to hang on our door to reminds ourselves of our commitment.  Feel free to use it if you would like.

Let the slicing begin!

7 comments:

  1. We're getting ready, too, Jennifer. So exciting to see how it will go. Will look for you! Tell your students "Happy Writing!"

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  2. Hooray! It will be a wonderful experience for all of you, I am sure.

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  3. Good for you. What a fun experience it will be for your kiddos. I hope you'll be able to share a few of them (with appropriate release papers of course). :) Happy slicing!

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  4. What an adventure for all of you to travel together. I think it will be great to do this as a class, then they can talk it out when the writing gets tough.

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  5. Congratulations! You have created amazing writers who are willing to share their stories with many others! I wish March wouldn't be testing season for us.

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  7. Way to go...you've inspired your students with your enthusiasm. I am excited to read your students' Kidblogs!

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