School Life

Talking to your kids about school

Too often when parents ask kids what they did at school parents hear “nothing” as an answer. I can tell you that isn’t the truth. Here are some questions to ask that might give you better answers.

  1. What was the best thing that happened at school today?
  2. Tell me something that made you laugh today.
  3. If you could choose, who would you like to sit by in class?
  4. Where is the coolest place at the school?
  5. Tell me a weird word that you heard today.
  6. If I called your teacher tonight, what would she/he tell me about you?
  7. How did you help somebody today?
  8. How did somebody help you today?
  9. Tell me one thing that you learned today.
  10. When were you the happiest today?
  11. When were you bored today?
  12. If an alien spaceship came to your class and beamed someone up, who would you want them to take? Why?
  13. Who would you like to play with at recess that you’ve never played with before?
  14. Tell me something good that happened today.
  15. What word did your teacher say most today?
  16. What do you think you should do/learn more of at school?
  17. What do you think you should do/learn less of at school?
  18. Who in your class do you think you could be nicer to?
  19. Where do you play the most at recess?
  20. Who is the funniest person in your class? Why is she/he so funny?
  21. What was your favorite part of lunch?
  22. If you got to be the teacher tomorrow, what would you do?
  23. Is there something you’d like to ask your teacher?
  24. If you could switch seats with anyone in the class, who would you trade with? Why?
  25. Tell me about three different times you used your pencil today at school.

Douglas Park Community Elementary

5409 - 206 Street, Langley
BC, V3A 2C5
Phone: 604-533-4491
Fax: 604-533-7803