|Do you want to write a Sliiiiice?|
(Sung to the tune of "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?")
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First I explained that I had participated in the Slice of Life writing challenge for the past 6 years. I received the following questions:
"Why?" asked Ruby (3rd grade)
"Do you win a prize?" asked Erick (4th grade)
"What is a slice of life?" asked Isabel (5th grade)
"Can we try?" asked a few students!
I read my 2012 slice about chocolate chips to each group. (My students are well aware that I'm a chocoholic.) Then we talked about why I would write about chocolate (see previous statement.)
Next I had them draw a pizza with eight slices. Ivan (5th grade) noticed that my pizza looked more like an orange slice. (Hmmmm. Maybe I should have done that instead!). We all brainstormed what people, places, FOOD, gadgets and animals they could write on their pizza.
Finally each student chose a "slice" of pizza a wrote for a few minutes. I didn't have a chance to capture all the topics, but they ranged from friends, phones, teachers to candy, Takis and tamales.
I'm glad I felt brave enough to read one of my slices. I'm super pleased that each student filled a pizza with lots of ideas, and EVERY student tried writing a slice.