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Last year, I did it. I jumped in and splashed with glory. I savored the coolness of the waters. I emerged dripping wet with new understandings.
This year, I'm doing it again. I'm jumping, splashing, kicking, and screaming with delight. The Slice of Life Story Challenge is an amazing journey and day one of the challenge did not fail to deliver the excitement. (Can you even believe all those that are participating?!?)
This year, I also invited my fourth and fifth grade students to join me in the challenge. The smiles, the cheers, the excitement was spilling out of my classroom. Then the questions surged:
"When can we start?"
"Can we start today?""What if we just wrote one slice today?"
"Can I take my 'slice of life' notebook home?"
"It's a challenge for March. We can write today, but the official challenge begins tomorrow. Let's start opening our eyes and ears to the stories that are swimming around us!" I exclaimed as they floated with excitement out of the classroom.
Fast forward to March 1st
I was settling my first grade group as they were checking in books and checking out books from my classroom library. I noticed a face peering through my classroom door window. I walked over and slowly opened it. I peeked my head around and spotted one of my fourth grade students beaming.
"Did you write today?" Petter whispered.
"I did. Thank you for the reminder. Did you write today?"
"No. I'm waiting until later," he responded with a huge smile. "I can't wait!"
I'm overflowing with joy to be participating again. I'm brimming with happiness that my mom and two colleagues/friends are testing the waters. And I'm like a ten year old doing a cannonball because my students are jumping in, making a splash, and wanting to write!
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