Questions to ask your kids after school

Here’s an awesome list of ways to ask your child how their day at school was without just getting, “good,” and “fine.” As an answer. I use these with my sons, and they’re much easier questions to get them talking.

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?)

4. Where is the coolest place at the school?

5. Tell me a weird word that you heard today. (Or something weird that someone said.)

6. If I called your teacher tonight, what would she 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?

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 he/she 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 anyone in your class who needs a time-out?

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.

Oct 16

Math: We will be continuing practicing rounding. I am planning to do our unit test on Friday, but with the power outage, it may not be until Monday. We will review number forms, place/place value, comparing numbers, and rounding.

Language Arts: We are still working on finding evidence for setting. They are doing awesome with finding evidence and citing the page number. In writing we are working on making our opinion papers stronger. They made awesome introduction paragraphs about if kids can make big differences in the world.

Science: We will be doing another investigation to find out how force and motion work are related and how you can change the motion of an object depending on the force.

Social Studies: We will do a mini quiz about the five themes of geography, then start moving on to how regions are separated.

Last week of September!

Well the year is already flying by! Here’s some info about our week.

Math: We did our quiz about forms of numbers and the class blew me away! They did an amazing job! We will continue to expand on forms of numbers by using their places and values to discuss how the value of each place goes up and down by ten times the amount depending on what place you’re in.

Language Arts: We finally published our writings. Most of the kids have finished their final copy and illustrations for their first narrative of the year. We are starting our beginning of the year writing test, which is informational. They will do a formal writing test in September, January, and May to assess how much they improved throughout the year and the fourth grade team chose to use the informational genre for the assessments.

Science: We are continuing on with our energy unit. The kids are making GREAT connections about energy and motion, and we’ve started to talk about light, sound, and heat, too.

Social studies: We are scooting along with location still. We’ve been a bit more focused on science this week because the investigations are taking a long time, so next week will have more social studies content.

Week 3

Hello 4th grade parents! A quick overview of the week:

Math- we are working on expanding numbers and writing numbers in word form up to one million.

Language arts- we are finishing narrative writings as a whole group. We are working on comprehension skills in reading, such as check for understanding.

Science – we are exploring energy and motion. This week we will begin an experiment.

Social studies – we are beginning our unit on our location in the United States.

I’m hoping to do a science and math mini quiz this week. It is nothing that needs to be studied for, just working on focusing during school work. 😊

My favorite day of school, ever!

Today we did a little field day with just our class. We had some yard games and everyone seemed to have a blast! It was so much fun watching them play the games and having fun together. I sure will miss them! I know some of these turned out rotated for some reason, but I figured it’s better than nothing!

Summer Activities

This summer, I have set up Google Classroom with a Reading Log for everyone so the kids will not lose their logs. I also set up an xtramath account for every student in the class to practice math facts over the summer.

I will be checking the logs and xtramath at least once a week to see how everyone is doing. The kids can always send me emails and comments if there are any questions. 🙂