Questions to Ask
When you ask your child about his/her day at school, do you get answers like: "I don't know" or "I don't remember" or "Nothing?"
Well, here's some encouragement – a way to find out what really happened using detailed questions – and your child will be so impressed that you know so much about our classroom activities! (Please remember that we don't do all of these every day!)
• What story did the teacher read today?
• What books did you read today?
• What did you write about today?
• Did you read a poem today?
• Did your reading or writing group meet today? What did you read/write?
• What kinds of things did you do in math today?
• What "special" did you have today (P.E., art, music, library, Spanish, computers)?
• Were there any special assemblies or programs?
• What is your classroom job this week? What do you have to do?
• Who did you play with at recess?
And, of course, * * * 3 stars * * * for those asking:
• Let's look in your homework/book folders. Are there any papers for me?
• What book did you bring home from school today? What other books should we read
• What homework do you have to do? Let's look at it and read the directions together.
• Did you do something kind for someone today? Did you help or encourage anyone
• Can you think of something kind or helpful to do for someone tomorrow?