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Friday, March 13, 2015

#SOLSC15 Day 13

Thank you to the Two Writing Teachers and the Slice of Life writing community for providing this opportunity to share our "slices." Thanks to Stacey, Anna, Beth, Tara, Dana and Betsy for creating a place for us to share our work. Check out the other slices and join in the fun!

As part of our National Reading Month celebration we had poet, Allan Wolf, come to our school this week. He was absolutely fantastic. He even wore one of our "Keep Calm and Read On" t-shirts that we made as a staff. He was engaging and oh-so-talented. We laughed, we oooooo'd and ahhhhhhh'd, and we marveled in his amazing ability to recite poetry, sing, and entertain. 

Here's a bit of video I recorded from Tuesday: 

Our library media specialist introduced him like this: 

Ten Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Allan Wolf
10. Allan can recite hundreds of poems from memory.
9. Allan’s latest book is about the RMS Titanic.
8. Allan is a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
7. Allan once had a pet chicken named “Atilla the Hen.”
6. Allan has two cats named Scurvy and Mange.
5. Allan is a dad with three teenage kids, two boys and a girl.
4. Allan never watches television. (He doesn’t even own one!)
3. Allan plays drums in a band called The Dead Poets.
2. Allan dreams of one day living in a house with a secret room.
1. Allan can ride a skateboard standing on his hands.

Teachers left inspired to teach.
Kids left inspired to write. 
I left inspired to create my own... 

"Ten Things You (Probably) Don't Know About Marcie" 

10. I have a favorite blanket from childhood.
9. I can not make it through a movie without falling asleep, but my favorite all time movie is The Cutting Edge.
8. I used to figure skate.
7. I have always wanted to join a women's hockey team.
6. I attended a live taping of The Katie Couric show in NYC last spring.
5. I failed my first road test.
4. I went to see Celine Dion in Vegas three times.
3. I love to travel and can pack in 30 minutes.
2. I find P!nk to be an inspiring, strong woman.
1. I'm the world's worst road trip passenger.

Believe it or not this took some time and A LOT of thought to create. It was not as easy as I thought it would be due to the "probably don't know" part because I tend to live like an open book :)


  1. What a great idea! I enjoyed reading your creative list.

  2. Great comparisons! Your #3 would be on my list as well! I am ready to travel! On Allen's list, I would like to be able to do #1 and #10.

    1. I know pretty cool isn't he? Traveling is the best so being ready is a must :-)

  3. I'm with you on #1 and #3. My post is exactly the same as this!! Great minds!!!! :) It was a harder list to write than I thought it would be! Thank you for sharing!!

    1. Yes great minds :-) How fun we had similar slices.

  4. I like both your list and Michelle's too. I want to do one soon!

  5. I like both your list and Michelle's too. I want to do one soon!

  6. When people create these kind of list they search for elements that usually don't come up in conversations, yet these interesting details make people more fascinating. I find your #8 so fun.

  7. Marcie,
    I like your lists-I'm thinking this could be a mentor text for my Sunday slice! Your number 3 is very cool...I'm adventurous but I don't think I could pack that quickly! ;)

    1. Thank you Amy! I love learning about others so I'll have to check it out if you write one :-)

  8. What a great list idea!
    Enjoyed learning more about you!
    P.S. I failed my road test twice! ;0)