Parent bloggers Simple Simon and Company came up with an ingenious listing of 25 ways to ask your kids how was their day in school without asking that question. We know we get the same answer: “fine.” So instead, go with one of theirs. Here are my faves:
#1. What was the best thing that happened at school today? (What was the worst 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? (Who would you NOT want to sit by in class? Why?)
#7. How did you help somebody today?
#9. Tell me one thing that you learned today.
#10. When were you the happiest today?
#12. If an alien spaceship came to your class and beamed up someone who would you want them to take?
#13. Who would you like to play with at recess that you’ve never played with before?
#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?
#19. Where do you play the most at recess?
#20. Who is the funniest person in your class? Why is he/she so funny?
#21. What was your favorite part of lunch?
#23. Is there anyone in your class that needs a time out?
#24. If you could switch seats with anyone in the class who would you trade with? Why?
Check out the entire list and read the great comments to the post where parents added more suggestions HERE!