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classroom applications
November 20th, 2012 by Luann

“So, what did you do in school today?”

Ask your child this question, and he will no doubt respond with,”Nothing.”

In School Today

Today, in School

I propose that you try a variation, something like:

  • Who taught you something today? What did you learn?
  • To whom did you teach something? What did you teach?
  • Tell me about something that you created today.
  • What or who challenged you today? Who did you challenge?
  • Tell me about a person to whom you spoke for the first time today.
  • Tell me a question that you asked.  Tell me about the answer.
  •        Who were you kind to today? How were you kind?
  •        What did you enjoy most about today? Why was it enjoyable?
  • Tell me about a question that you answered.
  •        What did you notice today that you have never noticed before?
  • What did you do well today? What will you do better tomorrow?
  • Tell me what you expect to learn tomorrow.

Ask these questions frequently, and watch how the answers change.


2 Responses to ““So, what did you do in school today?””
  1. I wish more parents read this.

  2. Love this list! I have found I get more of a response asking “What is the best thing that happened today?” than I do when I ask my first grader to tell me about school today. I can’t wait to try using these questions!

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