And we are back! The Slice of Life Challenge is my favorite time of year because it helps me get back in the habit of writing. I’ve lost track, but I believe this is my 9th year of participating in the challenge (which is coordinated by Two Writing Teachers). Stacey of Two Writing Teachers helped me confirm my longtime commitment to the challenge.
And as I mentioned in the above tweet, I also challenge my students to participate in the challenge in order to help them build a habit of writing. All 73 of my 9th graders will write at least 10 blog posts during the month of March. The real “tryhards”, as my students say, will write one blog post each day for a total of 31 posts at the end of the month. It requires commitment but will result in improved writing skills for my students. My favorite day of the year is when I get to read their reflections on the slicing process at the beginning of April.
I just checked our class blog account and it looks like many of my students are determined to complete all 31 blog posts. Wish us luck as I am making the same commitment!