Counselor's Corner

Better questions lead to better answers
Counselor Miss Ashley Larsen

Tired of one-word answers when you ask your child, “How was your day at school?” Talking with your child about his/her school day is important. Try some of these questions or comments to delve a little deeper:

1. Best and worst: What was the best part of your day? What was the worst?

2. Tell me something that made you laugh today.

3. If you got to choose, who would you want to sit next to in your class? Why?

4. How did you help someone today?

5. How did someone help you today?

6. When were you happiest today?

7. Tell me about one thing you learned today.

8. What do you think you should do more or learn more about at school?

9. Who would you like to play with at recess who you’ve never played with

before?

10. Where do you play the most at recess? How come?

11. What was your favorite part of lunch?

12. Who is the funniest person in your class? What makes him/her so funny?

13. Who in your class do you think you could be a little nicer to?

14. If you got to be the teacher tomorrow, what would you do?

Asking specifics about your child’s day helps them feel like they, their education, and their experiences are important. Making school a much more exciting place for them! Whichever questions you choose, make it a habit to talk about your day together!