Slice of Life has officially been launched in our classroom today! My kids seemed really excited about it, too. I actually think this may have been the first time that my sixth graders haven't complained about a homework assignment--that says a lot in itself. Excited about homework--my class--not in million years! Maybe they're having a change of heart.
But the best part of this already has been that the student in my class that dreads writing--really dreads it--one of most reluctant writers, posted the first slice! How cool is that?!
So, I've been sitting with my computer up since after school waiting to see if my kids would post any slices today. After looking at the first few, I realize that some of their slices are going to need some work for sure. We'll have to go over again tomorrow in class what makes a good slice and I'll have to show them some more examples. But I think this is going to build an excitement for writing overall in my class, and I can't wait to see how my students are going to grow as writers the rest of year because of slicing!