Thursday, March 31, 2011

March 31, 2011 Celebrate!

My class is preparing to celebrate the end of the slice of life challenge tomorrow.  We’ll discuss how it felt to write every day and I’ll have them write down what really mattered to them. A reflection. Then they will have a chance to eat slices of things we chose to bring for tomorrow.  Things like: slices of pizza, cake, oranges, apples, kiwi, bananas, and pineapple.

Life is like that.  It is mixed up and crazy. You can’t count on everything being alike or the same.  We would get bored if it was always the same.

I found that in writing everyday too.  It can be difficult.  I read another person’s slice this morning and he was writing about “last”.  He used song titles and other words but he used a phrase I would like to repeat because it stuck with me; Words and phrases tumbled around in my brain, like clothes in a dryer.”  Sometimes it worked out that way and other times it was more difficult, like a roadblock for a train that never ended.

I found myself going back to my Writer’s notebooks that I started when I began teaching writing workshop that Ruth from Two Writing Teachers mentored me through. What a blessing she was! And is!  I have learned so much from her and this slice of life challenge. Perhaps I should hold all that until tomorrow. J

Life is a celebration too!  Celebrate!  Enjoy your slice!  Happy Slicing! J I’ll miss you! Thanks to all who have written comments on my slices and my students’ slices.  They just loved it!  I have two to add today!  It is really appreciated! God bless you!


  1. Well, I liked all that you said-absolutely correct! But I especially loved that you will celebrate with your students by enjoying 'slices' of many kinds of food-just as writing becomes-many kinds of tastes, textures, colors... Your creativity is priceless & probably quite appreciated by your students. Happy slicing day!

  2. Thank you! I really have appreciated your comments! The best to you!

  3. Sue, this is the best post ever! It says so many heartfelt feelings that I can identify with during this month. Kudos to Ruth--yes!!! Where would be without her!! I love your celebration theme--slices to eat and share!!! Your class will truly remember this in years to come, and you may have a reached a true and future author!!! Congratulations to you and your class!

  4. fabulous slices! I wish little man and myself could come and visit and drop off some "slices" too

  5. Yes, Oh, how I would love that!!!!!

  6. Hooray! I'll be celebrating with my little classroom slicers tomorrow too.

  7. Slices of food to celebrate all the slices of life. Excellent correlation! Thanks for your lovely comments on my slices, and I hope your celebration tomorrow is terrific--see you next year!

    Elizabeth E.


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