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Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 3


Slice of Life Small LogoThe March Slice of Life Story Challenge is hosted by

My Team

I love my team. Those of you who have heard me before know that I love my team. I love my team in the morning, when we greet each other upon entering the building (rushed and out of breath from shoveling out of our driveways). We plan at 10:30 each day and talk about life at school, curriculum, the next steps for ISTEP preparation, etc. We moan and groan at each other, but we also play songs and dance, like we did today!

I love my team in the afternoon. When we finally get to lunchtime, we call homes, plan again, help students switch books at their lockers, all the things a teacher does besides each lunch! We support each other, and even share food sometimes, when one of us forgot to pack!

I love my team after school. We shoo everyone out the door to their buses, and let out a mass SIGH that class is over for the day. Oh, but we are not done! To the copy machine! To the office to get mail! To the gym to help with the concession stand during basketball season, or to the track to get the kids started on their warm ups (that’s coming soon!)! Busy days never end.

I love my team on the weekends. We read each other’s Facebook posts, we plan, we text each other: “Is your Power School down, too?” or “Another snow day.” We always keep track of each other.

I love my team!



Author: Jennifer Sniadecki

I write about literacy education and my love for reading and writing. My passion is sharing titles I use for school libraries, classroom collaborations, and professional development. My goal is to collaborate, research, and share with other life-long literacy learners. Welcome to my blog!

8 thoughts on “Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 3

  1. It sounds like you are a part of a great team, a family of sorts. It make the hard work we do so much easier. There are four of us on our 1st grade team and we share resources, ideas, chocolates, lunch, text messages, and Starbucks. Having a good working relationship is something to cherish. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I loved reading this because it’s how I feel about my team too — I have a slice started about them myself. So lucky to work with wonderful people!

  3. You are blessed to work with such a great team. We spend so much time of our lives working (especially being teachers) it is so important to have a strong support system who we love.

  4. I love my team too! Teaching with a group of folks that you can really connect with makes all the difference in the world. For me it has been the difference between dreading a day at work and not wanting to leave at the end of the day. You are very lucky!

  5. That’s a dream team. Lucky you!

  6. It sounds like you have a great team that collaborates and is there for each other! Have you heard of the app Voxer? I use it with individuals but also with groups. It lets you leave voice messages for each other – I call it a walkie talkie app. It’s fun and I wonder if you and your team would enjoy it. 🙂

  7. How lucky are you that you love the people with whom you work! That’s a true gift.

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