My classroom is not a quiet, orderly place.
Students are constantly moving, thinking, talking, reading and writing.
I do my best to help my students find success.



March 1, 2012

First Slice in the Challenge - #Slice2012


Slice of Life Stories hosted



So... it's my first SLICE of the Slice of Life Challenge 2012.  Whoa.  I'm feeling a bit of pressure because it's the first time I'm trying the challenge.

Gulp!


Then I realized... writing doesn't have to be hard.  It's just a matter of putting thoughts on paper.  Easy, right?

Gulp!

I'm going to get my intermediate students (specifically my very verbal 5th graders) to help me out.  Tomorrow they will help me generate a list of topics I can and/or should write about.

I can only imagine the ideas they will have because I will be the person doing the writing, not them.

They will love the power.  They love to have their ideas heard.

Will they feel the urge to write as well?  Should I challenge them to try?
Will they take a leap, like me?

We shall see!

13 comments:

  1. Yes, yes, and yes! I can't wait to see that list of topics. My students were excited when I challenged them to write - and we know many of them despise writing.

    And, gulp!, you made it! Welcome to your first challenge. Oh, the things we can learn together! I'm so glad you are here, my friend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. :) :) :) :) <--- 5th grade faces today!!!

      Michelle - thanks for the elbow in my side - writing isn't too scary... right?

      Chris

      Delete
  2. Your students will have fun - I hope you do too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much! Today was 40 minutes of solid conversation about writing - details coming tomorrow!
      Chris

      Delete
  3. Looking forward to seeing that list. This is my first time also (thanks to Michelle)! I may need a lot of ideas to keep going with the challenge. Glad you're in this challenge with all of us.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Judy!!! WOO HOO - we wrote our first slices! That daughter of yours is pretty hard to refuse - especially when I saw all her writing last year.
      Let's WRITE!
      Chris

      Delete
  4. Oh, you so should have your students write...and help you write. The best thing my students see from me is my struggle with writing! Can't wait to read you tomorrow!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh my goodness, Deb - the kids were great today - I think I may have 4 more slicers (2 for sure) on my hands!
      Chris

      Delete
  5. How brave and fun asking the kiddies to make your list...I can't wait to see how creative the list will be!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. SO glad you're slicing, too, Lynn! I love your posts!
      Chris

      Delete
  6. It seems that Michelle has been a very busy promoter this year. Welcome aboard and I love the voice your piece has. I am wondering what your students will suggest.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by, Elsie! I think Michelle should get extra entries for bringing lots of slicers to the community this year! She is a great inspiration.
      Chris

      Delete
  7. Great idea to get your kids help!

    ReplyDelete