Slice of Life: 22 Copies

I have always wanted to do this Slice of Life March thing. Well, maybe not always, but I have wanted to do it since I first heard about it a couple of years ago. I even tried it a couple years ago. I failed miserably. This year, I have decided that I want to start it, knowing full well that I won’t be able to keep up all month.

If you’d like to know more about the challenge check out Two Writing Teachers.
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Yesterday, I had a two hour delay. I had been up for a little over an hour when we got the call that school would be delayed. Usually when this happens I can’t go back to sleep, but after a long week I passed out instantly.

After a quick “nap”, I used the late start as a opportunity to school to school a little early and get a bunch of stuff done. My to-do list was way too long, so when I hit my classroom I was moving at full speed. I’m one of the leaders of my school’s communication team, and I felt like this was the day where I could show my team how to do morning announcements. I bounced all over the school trying to find communications team members that were at school early, hoping they would help me out. One of my last stops was the office. I wanted to see if my principal would be interested in letting me film her for our project. When I walked into the office I found my son sharing with his principal the story he wrote while I was running around the school. He managed to write a story and convince someone in the office to make him 22 copies all in the time that I was making announcements.

His story, The Adventures of TryPower, was handed out to his class yesterday morning. I’m glad that I was able to take some time before the morning bell to chat with my son about his book, and I’m thankful that I teach at a school worried more about developing writers than conserving copies.

My son even managed to give a booktalk for the morning announcements. He had a busy and productive morning!

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14 thoughts on “Slice of Life: 22 Copies

  1. What a cool way to empower kids! I love the video announcement idea. 🙂 We just had Literacy Week at my school last week. It sounds like you guys are doing something similar.

    Don’t worry if you can’t slice everyday. My first year I only sliced about half the days, and that was a lot for me! Any days that you slice help you to grow as a writer. Keep going! you can do it!

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  2. Yay, good for you! Even though you are feeling like this challenge is more than you can handle you are starting anyway. Who knows, maybe you will find a way to complete the challenge. I know that everyday that you write is a day closer to noticing your life a little more, an adventure closer to seeing into the mirror of your day. Enjoy your slicing adventure.

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  3. OK, if this isn’t ” like father, like son” I don’t know WHAT is! This is the perfect way for me to end my blog-reading day, Colby! I can’t tell you how much I LOVE that your son wrote a story, BUT to think of having copies made to hand out. This is too scrumptious for words 🙂 Thank you for sharing this delicious “Slice of Life” 😀

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    1. Do you know I was so caught up in READING the post, I forgot to watch the video! lol So like me (space cadet supreme). So glad Katherine mentioned it ’cause I came back to watch! That was great! And I LOVE that your principal has books for kids (and teachers) to borrow! How wonderful! GO READING!

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  4. Your son is so cute – I love that he’s a writer! And Linda Urban is coming to your school?! How lucky are you!!

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