Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sample Blog Post

Hi all! Our class color is damp because some of us are of Scottish descent!

Monday, May 26, 2014

May 28th Book Blog


Hi all,

Link up with your reading blogs below by 11:59pm May 27th.   Please include the name of your book as the link.

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Who will be first?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

May 20th Book Blog


Hi all,

Link up with your reading blogs below by 11:59pm May 20th.   Please include the name of your book as the link.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Book Blog for Monday April 28th!

Post your book blogs to be current after the trip! Winner of the random number contest gets a soda or snack bought on the trip for them. Just be sure to have you comments made.

Cheers!
Max

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Reading Blog for April 22 - Happy Earth Day!



Hi all,

Link up with your reading blogs below by 11:59pm April 22nd.   Please include the name of your book as the link.

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On Wednesday, a prize will go to the poster with the __th/st/nd post, as long as they have written three comments. I have written the number down and hidden it and will reveal it on Wednesday. Good Luck!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Tuesday Reading Blog - April 15


Hi all,

Hope you had a great weekend!

Link up with your reading blogs below. Please include the name of your book as the link.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Reading Blogs - Tuesday April 8, 2014

Great to have you all back from Spring Break! Wonderful job slicing over the past month! Almost half the class "Sliced" and linked every day and there were no shirkers in the entire group.  Kam and Max are so proud of you!


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Friday, March 28, 2014

SOLSC 31 of 31! - Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to Day 31! You made it! I wanted to embed a video of something related to "applause" but my initial hits on youtube.com were all Lady Gaga videos. But congratulations! Kam and I are so proud of you! Please link up your last slice below!

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Ideas for today's Slices:
- Write about writing this past month. When was your Slicing time? How did it go? What did you learn about yourself as a writer?

SOLSC 30 of 31 - Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to Day 30! Please click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs.  Check back if it's early in the day, or read slices from previous posts.

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Ideas for future Slices:
- Describe something that's actually sliced

SOLSC 29 of 31 - Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to Day 29! Please click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs.  Check back if it's early in the day, or read slices from previous posts.

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Ideas for future Slices:
- Write about your favorite number

SOLSC 28 of 31 - Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to Day 28! Please click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs.  Check back if it's early in the day, or read slices from previous posts. 

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Ideas for future Slices: This is from the "Two Writing Teachers" blog on March 27th! Kam is  pretty inspiring! Congratulations to Kam for this recognition of her writing this month and that particular piece!

DAY 27 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL14



We’re almost at the end of our month-long writing challenge.  Do you have the stamina to finish or do you need help to keep going?
BE INSPIRED:
Kam Plasek crafted “Pressure Points,” a slice of life story that took me in a very different direction than I expected to go when I began reading the first paragraph.  Want to take your writer to a place they don’t expect to go in your writing? Read Kam’s slice and then try to emulate what she did in your own writing today.



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SOLSC 27 of 31 - Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to Day 27! Please click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs.  Check back if it's early in the day, or read slices from previous posts.

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Ideas for future Slices:
- What do you dream of doing in the future?

SOLSC 26 of 31 - Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to Day 26! Please click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs.  Check back if it's early in the day, or read slices from yesterday's post, since students have all day to link up.  Yesterday, Tuesday, my students wrote about the books they have read in the past week!

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Ideas for future Slices:
Muse on about a color: Your favorite, your least favorite, your most interesting color-based experience.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

SOLSC 25 of 31 - Max and Kam's Class Book Blog

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Welcome to Day 25! Please click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs.  Check back if it's early in the day, or read slices from yesterday's post, since students have all day to link up.  Today, Tuesday, my students write about the books they have read the past week!

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Ideas for future Slices:
Describe your pet
Show a meal you eat

Sunday, March 23, 2014

SOLSC 24 of 31 - Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to Day 24! Please click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs.  Check back if it's early in the day, or read slices from yesterday's post, since students have all day to link up.  Tomorrow, Tuesday, my students write about the books they have read the past week!

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Ideas for future Slices:
Your scariest moment or one of those fears you experience each day.
Write about a food experience you have during the day.

SOLSC 23 of 31 - Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to Day 23! Please click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs.  Check back if it's early in the day, or read slices from yesterday's post, since students have all day to link up. 

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Ideas for future Slices:
- Spring break is coming up this week. Write a slice of your future during that week
- Explain an inside joke form your past and why it made you laugh

Friday, March 21, 2014

SOLSC 22 of 31 - Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to Day 22! Please click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs.  Check back if it's early in the day, or read slices from yesterday's post, since students have all day to link up. 

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Ideas for future Slices: 
It's now spring. Go outside and write about a slice of it. Of course, if you do it today, you may get snowed on.

SOLSC 21 of 31 - Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to Day 21! Please click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs.  Check back if it's early in the day, or read slices from yesterday's post, since students have all day to link up. 

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Ideas for future Slices: 
That moment in your conference when the conversation is really about your parents or your teachers than it is about you.

Great Job on your trimester and you conferences everyone! Kam and I are so proud of you! Sorry I was late getting this post up. - Max

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

SOLSC 20 of 31 - Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to Day 20! My students will be challenged to keep on Slicing through a four-day weekend because we have two full days of parent/student/teacher conferences today and tomorrow. Please click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs.  Check back if it's early in the day, or read slices from yesterday's post, since students have all day to link up. 

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Ideas for future Slices: The idea below is lifted from the twowritingteachers website which runs the SOL March Challenge. It is the "Be inspired" piece for March 20, 2014. Thank you Stacy Shubitz for all your hard work and for sharing the idea from Deb Day.

Deb Day (@mrsday75) wrote “8:15 on a School Day,” which was an idea she borrowed from her creative writing class. It’s a neat way to write about a minute in time.  Read over Deb’s slice and consider writing about a specific time in your day.  (Click here if you’re interested in trying this out with your students.)


SOLSC 19 of 31 - Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to Day 19! Please click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs.  Check back if it's early in the day, or read slices from yesterday's post, since students have all day to link up. Tuesday, they reviewed books they read  last week.

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Ideas for future Slices.
Write about the most perfect athletic moment you ever had. Maybe it was on a sports field. Perhaps you made a great catch in the kitchen, did an amazing tumble over the living room furniture, or climbed the impossible tree.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

SOLSC 18 of 31 - Weekly Book Review Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to Day 18! Today, most of my students will be posting about the books they read last week. Please comment and suggest possible books to read that you thing 11-14 year-old students would enjoy!

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Ideas for future Slices.
Write about the wind

Sunday, March 16, 2014

SOLSC 17 of 31 - Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to Day 17! More that halfway there! Please click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs.  Check back if it's early in the day, or read slices from yesterday's post, since students have all day to link up. Tuesday, they will be reviewing books they have read over the past week.

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Ideas for future Slices.
- What celebrations do you do for St. Patrick's Day?
- Your take on pinching for not wearing green?
- A story about being the pincher or being the pinchee on March 17th. Don't be the pincher today, just to get a slice out of it! :)
- Your thoughts on the color GREEN.

SOLSC 16 of 31 - Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to Day 16! Please click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs.  Check back if it's early in the day, or read slices from yesterday's post, since students have all day to link up.

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Ideas for future Slices.
- What songs are related to slices of your life? See Max's Post Here for an example.
- Write about a dream like Kam Does Here
- Write about being halfway done with the challenge!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

SOLSC 15 of 31 - Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to Day 15! Please click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs.  Check back if it's early in the day, or read slices from yesterday's post, since students have all day to link up.

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Ideas for future Slices.
- Write about what the term "Weekend Warriors" means to you
- An ode to sleeping in

Thursday, March 13, 2014

SOL Classroom Challenge #14/31 - Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to Day 14! Please click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs.  Check back if it's early in the day, or read slices from yesterday's post, since students have all day to link up.

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Ideas for future Slices.
Opening Night!
An injury
Best moment of your life

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

SOLSC 13 of 31 - Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to Day 13! Please click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs.  Check back if it's early in the day, or read slices from yesterday's post, since students have all day to link up.

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Ideas for future Slices.
1. Describe your current physical or mental health in a unique or metaphorical way.
2. Write about something you see in the next five seconds.
3. If you won the $350+ Million Megamillions Jackpot tonight, what would you do with the money?

SOLSC 12 of 31 - Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to Day 12! Yesterday, most of my students posted about the books they read last week. Feel free to go back a day and see what they are reading!

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Ideas for future Slices.
1. Describe a slice of life inspired by either of the pictures below.
2. Write a story or slice from a story about the either picture.e site

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Monday, March 10, 2014

SOLSC 11 of 31 - Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to Day 11! Today, most of my students will be posting about the books they read last week. Please comment and suggest possible books to read that you thing 11-14 year-old students would enjoy!

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Ideas for future Slices.
- Write about a time you got caught doing something.
- Write about a time you got away with something, or wriggled out of a sticky situation.
- Describe an act of forgiveness on your part and how it made you feel.



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Sunday, March 9, 2014

SOLSC 10 of 31 - Max and Kam's Class!

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Welcome to Day 10! Click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs.  Check back if it's early in the day, or read slices from yesterday's post, since students have all day to link up.

Inspirational stuff!  Here is a SOL idea page for topics to write about! Looks kind of like the Heart Map assignment we did to start the year.

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

SOLSC Day 9 - Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to DAY 9!  Click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs. Check back if it's early in the day since students have all day to link up (and they procrastinate occasionally). 
  
Thoughts for today:



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SOLSC March 8, 2014 - Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to DAY 8!  Click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs. Check back if it's early in the day since students have all day to link up (and they procrastinate occasionally). 
  
Thoughts for today:

“Life is short. Life is uncertain. But we know that we have today. And we have each other. I believe that for each of us, there is a place on the frontlines.”
–Eric Greitens, The Heart and the Fist

"When one is striding bravely into the future one cannot watch one's footing."
-Amelia Peabody

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Friday, March 7, 2014

SOLSC March 7, 2014 - Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to DAY 7!  Click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs. Check back if it's early in the day since students have all day to link up (and they procrastinate occasionally). 
  
Kam's inspirational idea for a topic is: Vikings!  Or...your ancestry.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Max and Kam's Class SOLSC #6


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Welcome to DAY 6!  Click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs. Check back if it's early in the day since students have all day to link up (and they procrastinate occasionally). 

Ideas to slice about:
A Heroic deed you experienced today
Walking into school
The UFA (Once the Ugly Furniture Area, now Unique FA)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

SOLSC - Day 5 Max and Kam's Class


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Welcome to DAY 5!  Click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs. Check back if it's early in the day since students have all day to link up (and they procrastinate occasionally). Also, yesterday was the day they should have posted book reviews so if you need suggestions for good YA literature, I recommend browsing through their posts for DAY 4.

Possibilities to write about today or in the near future.

What is a Slice of Spring like in Colorado?
Write about being cold, or cozy on a chilly day.
What was the commute to school like today?
Perhaps try to use the word "Delectable" in your slice.

Cheers!
Max




Monday, March 3, 2014

SOLSC 3/4/14 - Max and Kam's Class


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Welcome to DAY 4!  Click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs. Check back if it's early in the day since students have all day to link up (and they procrastinate occasionally).


Here are some quotations on CHANGE to perhaps inspire a future Slice of Life:



"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."       ~Andy Warhol

"This is your time and it feels normal to you, but really, there is no normal. There's only change and resistance to it and then more change."          ~ Meryl Streep

"Turbulence is life force. It is opportunity. Let's love turbulence and use it for change."         ~Ramsay Clark

Sunday, March 2, 2014

SOLSC 3/31 - Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to DAY 3!  Click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs. Check back if it's early in the day since students have all day to link up (and they procrastinate occasionally).


Here are some quotations on DREAMS to perhaps inspire a future Slice of Life:


"You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'"
                    ~ George Bernard Shaw

"My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free."
                   ~ Mary Shelly 

"Dreams that do come true can be as unsettling as those that don't."

                   ~ Brett Butler in Knee Deep in Paridise


Saturday, March 1, 2014

SOLSC 2/31 Max and Kam's Class

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Welcome to DAY 2!  Click on the links in the comments below to find slices on my students' blogs. Check back if it's early in the day since students have all day to link up (and they procrastinate occasionally).


Here are some quotations on TRUTH to perhaps inspire a future Slice of Life:

"No man has a good enough memory to be a good liar." 
                ~ Abraham Lincoln

"When in doubt tell the truth."     ~Mark Twain

"Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'"  ~Kahlil Gibran