Monday, March 15, 2021

It's a Party - ID Required #SOL21


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

During the past couple of years of the Slice of Life March Challenge, I have held a slicer party. For two parties, we shared our favorite things, and last year was all about self-care. I have been asked about hosting one again, and I could not disappoint my blogging friends! 

As the month wraps up and when you need a slice, (and yes, you know it WILL happen!) accept this invitation to my party.  The best part is that you can join the party anytime during the month when you need a slice. 

You must bring your "identification." Staying true to the "story writing" of the challenge, please introduce yourself depending on when we would have met using this as a mentor text. Then let me know you have joined the party, and I will include you on the guest list! It will be fun to read everyone's IDs! 

“Depending On When You Met Me” by Devon Gundry, Soul Pancake

Depending on when you met me, I might have been: a checker’s champion, the kid who squirted Super Glue in his eye, a competitive Ping-Pong player, Tweedle Dum, a high school valedictorian, a fake blond, 1/12 of an all-male a capella group, a graduate of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering, a nomad, a street musician, or a pigeon assassin.

Depending On When You Met Me by Leigh Anne Eck

Depending on when you met me, I might have been: dressed as a twin with my one year and 19 days older sister, the girl with the pin curls and crooked teeth, a drum major who ran out of gas while running home to get her whistle, a high school doubles tennis player, a McDonald's employee who was sexually harassed during a time when no one talked about harassment, an Alpha Phi, A Butler University graduate with a two-year degree earned in four years, a college graduate with student loan debt, a retail manager who was Manager of the Year, eloping with her husband, a stay-at-home-mom, a 40-year old college student, a teacher.

Just imagine all of us sitting around and sharing these stories! What fun we would have! I hope you consider joining us this month because when there is a party, the more the merrier!

Here is the guest list! Check out their IDs!

Ramona from Pleasures from the Page

Jackie from Create a Literate Classroom

Erica from The Biblio Bard Blogger

Carol from Carol's Corner

Christie from Wondering and Wandering

Terje from Just for a Month

Heather from Writing My Way

Britt from Multifaceted Musings

Glenda at Evolving English Teacher

Patty at Growing & Learning

Donnetta at Teacher Reader Writer

Trina from Trinarrative

Rita from Practicing What I Preach

Mary from Write Between the Lines

Margaret from Reflections on the Teche

Vivian at Ms. Chen in the Middle

Shawnda at Shawnda Stories (I hope the first name is right!)

Amy from Puttin' Out There

Fran at Resource - Full

Sonia from Rants of the Newly Old

Judy at Joodles Now & Then


  1. I love this!!!! I need a slice today!!! Besides something about shoveling the two feet of snow in my front yard! I'm an Alpha Phi too!

  2. I love this mentor text, and I can't wait to join your party sometime this month!

  3. What a fun party. I love a prompt and a mentor text. You shared so much in your slice. It feels like many of the former yous could be many slices in themselves.

  4. I'm writing this in my notebook. I love this!!!

  5. I'll be back to join this party for sure! There are days when this will be the perfect slice. Thanks for hosting the party! (I don't get to go to many of those these days. Bahahaha.)

  6. Oh, I'll be back to join this party at some point, too! I LOVE this prompt and the mentor text. Such fun! Thanks for hosting once again...your slicer parties are always something to look forward to! :-) ~JudyK

  7. What a fun prompy. Better than liars poke. I sure could have used it today, but to quote Cathy and Arnold,I'll be back. At 77, I should be able to get more than just one slice (or even two).

  8. I always love your part ideas and mean to join- maybe this year I really will! I think this would be great conversation at a real life party (remember those?).

  9. Great party invite and mentor text. Got a little angry about the sexual harassment at Mickey-D's, though. 40 years of marriage is something to celebrate. We will be 39 this year.

  10. So love this! Borrowing it for tomorrow because I am STUMPED! I played doubles in HS, too! :-)

  11. Thank you! I loved this mentor text and your piece as well. I can tell there are so many stories hidden within your text. What a fun way to get to know everyone's story. Also, I REALLY needed an idea today, so this was so helpful.

  12. Thank you so much for the inspiration today Leigh Anne! I went and did my version and it came at just the right time!

  13. Wow, this is a keeper!! Like Donnetta, I'm so writing playing with this in my notebook. Maybe I'll join the party this month! :)

  14. Love this party plan. I’ll definitely pop in fashionable late, of course, because that’s how I roll. I’ll be wearing one of my many masks so get ready to greet any one of the many mes.

  15. I waited for this invitation. The ID requirement came as a surprise. I had completely different things ready to bring with me. I went searching for my ID. Thank you for providing two examples. Eloping with your husband sounds so adventurous. Luckily I found my ID and can join the party now. :)

  16. Thank you for the invitation, Leigh Anne. I just completed my ID requirement. I love reading the IDs and learning about everyone.

  17. What a great prompt this is! I'm totally going to have to try this as well, and I'm also going to share it with others. Thank you!

  18. Thanks so much for the invite! I will be joining the party soon. Pin curls! Love that image. I spent every Saturday evening watching Carol Burnett as my mom pinned my hair. Being able to laugh made it easier not to cry from the tugging, twisting g and pulling.

  19. Mary Archambault / rabbitdownaholeMarch 18, 2021 at 9:15 PM

    I love the idea of a slicer party - what fun! This newbie slicer will be joining the party later in the month for sure. Thanks for the invite:)

  20. Mary Archambault/ rabbitdownaholeMarch 22, 2021 at 10:40 AM

    Ok! I've joined!

  21. Finally joined the party:

  22. I've joined the party, too! Fashionably late :) Thanks for this fun idea!

  23. Loved this challenge. Wow! Sometimes "short" responses take so much more time!

  24. I've joined the party, and I'm having fun reading everyone's ID's! Thank you, Leigh Anne, for your wonderful party idea! :-) ~JudyK