Tip of the Week #2

Questions to ask at the end of a school day

Here are some questions and prompts you may like to ask your child after a day at school? The many of these are open- ended and encourage students to offer answers that require reflection and deeper thinking. We often use
these at schools to ‘check in’ with our students and we hope you may find these useful.

  • What was the best thing that happened at school today? (What was the worst thing that happened at school today?)
  • Tell me something that made you laugh today.
  • If you could choose, who would you like to sit by in class? (Who would you NOT want to sit by in class? Why?)
  • Where is the coolest place at the school?
  • Tell me a weird word that you heard today. (Or something weird that someone said.)
  • If I called your teacher tonight, what would s/he tell me about you?
  • How did you help somebody today?
  • How did somebody help you today?
  • Tell me one thing that you learned today.
  • When were you the happiest today?
  • If an alien spaceship came to your class and beamed someone up, who would you want them to take?
  • Who would you like to play with at recess that you’ve never played with before?
  • Tell me something good that happened today.
  • What word did your teacher say most today?
  • What do you think you should do/learn more of at school?
  • What do you think you should do/learn less of at school?
  • Who in your class do you think you could be nicer to?
  • Where do you play the most at recess?
  • Who is the funniest person in your class? Why is he/she so funny?
  • What was your favourite part of lunch?
  • If you got to be the teacher tomorrow, what would you do?