Musings from a K-5th Reading Specialist. I encourage my students to think, speak, read, and write, with my support.
I parent two amazing young adult daughters with my husband of 28 years.

March 1, 2018

Year SEVEN of slicing? Can't be! #SOLC18

Visit TwoWritingTeachers to get the scoop on the
Slice of Life Challenge!
After getting my yearly nudge from Michelle at Literacy Learning Zone, I clicked on the Two Writing Teachers site and registered to slice in this year's challenge.

When I came to the question regarding how many years I had been slicing... I had to click back on my blog and then count on my fingers. :)

2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Holy guacamole!  It really is year seven.  You know what that means?  Everyone, even those of us who slice by the seat-of-our-pants, can do this challenge!

Now I have to take a minute to compare the chaos of 2012 to the current chaos of 2018.
Had some fun in Google Draw!
It was fun to go back and look over my first set of March slices. I also realized there's a bunch of slices just ready for writing because they didn't fit on my Venn diagram! :)

Best wishes to all slicers!  Don't overthink, write from your heart, visit LOTS of other blogs.
Let's have a blast!


  1. Hey, Chris. Glad to see you're writing again this year. It doesn't seem possible that Michelle talked us into this venture 7 years ago. Looking forward to catching up on the happenings in your life.

  2. Happy to see you back, Chris. Year 8 for me, but I always wonder if I can finish, and yet I do. Here's to a month of happy slicing!

  3. One of my favorite parts of Slicing is reconnected with all of the "friends" I have made slicing. It's hard to believe we have been doing this for so long. I think I'm on Year 8 too. And I love the idea of representing yourself through a Venn diagram. I may have to try that some day!

  4. Ah, I finally found you! So happy that you are joining in again this year ... even though we don't get to see each other every day at school, at least we have slices to share! Loved your venn diagram and can't wait to read about all the extra goodies that didn't fit.

    This is honestly the best advice I have read: "Don't overthink, write from your heart, visit LOTS of other blogs." Let's do this! Happy writing!

  5. Love that venn diagram! What a difference! I don't think my diagram would show too much change. Glad to see you are back.