We’re fast approaching the half-way point of our Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOLSC) and there is some great stuff being generated. This entire process has provided me with so many ideas and considerations about ways to enhance it, improve it, but ultimately, to get students excited and confident about writing and sharing. Perhaps my favorite thing about this challenge, is that so many students are sharing and writing on their time and for their own inspired reasons. They’re beginning to live like writers – looking for those moments to write about.
Here are a few posts that caught my eye this past week…
Makayla B. writes:
Yesterday i went to Zap Zone. It was SO fun! Me and my sister and her friends were all there. We went into the Lazer Tag thing and we were assigned blue. But before we could even start the man that was telling us what to do he would not stop talking. He just went on and on and on. He wasent even making eye contact. Finally he stopped talking (unforchanetly). Then we got in and played. We lost eachother a few times, but found each other. I favored some of my sisters friends because they were just cool. And played lazer tag like ahh-mazingly great! Well we were done with that and we all went to look at our scores, and i got 15,200 points!!!!!! Boy was it great. We all walked back to the table where my dad was, and he gave us each 20 tokens to go do whatever we would like. I played about 5 games and won maybe around 10 tickets. I got to this one game called bass fishing and there was a 1000 ticket prize if you got on that you would get 1000 tickets!! And i wanted to get them SO bad. I spinned it and watched it with my glossey eyes as it hit the 1000 ticket prize! I screamed, and people stared at me like i was a idiot. But it took like 5 minuets to get all the tickets out. I was really happy! I went up there a thought for like a few minutes and got my self a huge eraser that said: For Big Mistakes. It was sweet, and since it was my sisters birthday i decided to get her 10 things that i knew she would love. And she did like them alot!!!! But anyway that day was very, very, very fun!
Nik S. shares:
Yesterday When I got home I was so bored so I played my Wii. I played super Mario bros It was great. It was cool because I just got that game yesterday. My mom is pretty good at that game. But were only on world two. I felt bad for my little sister because she was not very good.
Jaimi S. reports:
This weekend i am staying at the Hampton hotel for the fun of it. me my sister and mom are here and we go swimming and use the computers,room serves, and they Even have a work out room with lots of equipment and we get free breakfast as much as you want. The pool is amazing because it has color changing lights all around it and the hot tub is really worm and at makes air bubbles for you. The work out room has two TVs and it has treadmills, stare climbing machines, and bike type thing and more. The computer room has two big mack computers and i mean big they are like huge, with really thin keyboards. It is great here.
Claire M. shares:
i am writing this sol at home today. it has been a crazy day! i got to walk home from school! it was a lot of fun but i had to walk across town! my little brother has been picked on lately. i wish i could help but i can’t because its mostly at school. i have to get ready for bed now so good night blog readers. (and Mrs. Cornwell)
Emma C. writes:
The dance tonight is the biggest one of the year and the most….fancy I guess. It starts at 7:00 and goes till 9:30 so after school my cousin and I are going to a salon down town. I will get my hair straitened and she wants hers curled. After that we will go to my house and order pizza, get our make-up done and dresses on. My dress is tan underneath and has a black lace over the tan. The lace is in a flower pattern. Anyway this dance will soooo FUN!!!
Payton L. says:
Today is Thursday March 3, 2011. I went home sick yesterday. When I got home I watched Mamma Mia and I slept, boy did I sleep! I slept for 6 to 7 hours! I felt a whole lot better when I woke up. Then I watched American Idol and i fell back asleep. When i woke up this morning i felt not so sick anymore so I think that the rest I got was for the best! I have dance tonight! I do competition, we have our first competition this weekend! Wish me luck:)