Sunday, March 28, 2021

The Best Colors #SOL21


Join Two Writing Teachers and other teacher-writers as we share a slice of life every single day in the month of March. 

The best red is my book bag - no need to say more.

The best orange is the Florida sunset shared with Megan when we celebrated the completion of our Master's degrees together.

The best yellow is the sun, which gives us light even in the darkest of times.

The best green is Megan and Ethan's high school sports uniforms.

The best blue is the pool - my summer happy place.

The best indigo is my Megan and Ethan's eyes - part mine and part Dave's.

The best violet is the lilacs getting ready to bloom.

The best white is the minivan where I taxied my children so many years ago.

The best black is my moleskin notebook.

The best grey is my weekend sweatshirt.

The best brown is the logs in the fireplace.

"The best colors are everywhere because they are in the things I love." ~ Deborah Dillon

Thank you Deborah Dillon for the mentor used in this slice.


  1. Leigh Anne, I love this slice. The pool is my summer happy place. My son and I were talking about when to open it. He opened it very early last year - end of April. I LOVE lilacs. I used to read by a lilac bush growing up. Thank you for sharing this piece.

  2. I LOVE this format. Thank you for sharing. It is a format that anyone can be successful with – especially my third graders!
    I concur that the best yellow is the sun - powerful and cleansing.

  3. This is such a cool format! :-) I'm going to try it out with my students next month! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. WHAT?! I am in love with this format!!! I want to try this myself immediately. Thank you for sharing it! Have you tried it with students, too? I think my sophomores would enjoy it. :)

  5. What a fun slice! A grey weekend sweatshirt . . . reading slices in the best blue of my favorite PJs (with pockets), perfect for slow Sundays!

  6. This was fun to read. It must have been fun to write too. Today my favourite blue is the spring sky. And the best red is the bouquet of tulips.