Guest Post by William Blake

Ever picked up a child or grandchild after school?

What do you talk about on the way home?

Most of us would probably begin with, “How was school today?”

Bill with his Granddaughters Avery and Natalie

One writer, Sara Goldstein, prepared an article entitled, Questions to Ask your Kid Instead of “How Was Your Day”? A number of those questions are included in the list which follows. After some friends on Facebook were shown these questions, they, in turn, suggested even more topics a parent (or grandparent) might raise with a child at the end of a given day at school.

  1. What was the funniest thing that happened today?
  2. What games did you play at recess (or free time)?
  3. What new fact did you learn today that you didn’t know yesterday?
  4. Who brought the best food for lunch today? What was it?
  5. Who made you smile today?
  6. How would you rate your day today, on a scale of 1 to 10? Why?
  7. If one of your classmates could become the teacher for a day, who would you want it to be?
  8. If you could be the teacher tomorrow, what would you want to teach your class?
  9. What is your teacher’s most important rule?
  10. What did the cafeteria serve for lunch today?
  11. What is something you learned about a friend today?
  12. What area of your school is the most fun?
  13. If aliens invaded the school and beamed up 3 kids, who’d you want them to be?
  14. What was one thing you did today that was helpful?
  15. What was the nicest thing someone did for you today?
  16. What was something nice that you did for someone else?
  17. Tell me something you saw today that was out of the ordinary.
  18. Did you help someone who needed a friend, and if so, how?
  19. Who did something brave today and what was it? Why was it brave?
  20. If you were a cookie, what kind of cookie would you be?
  21. If you could paint your classroom any color, what color would it be?
  22. Who is the most interesting kid in your class? Why?
  23. What is the most popular game at recess?
  24. Who did you sit with at lunch?
  25. What made you laugh today?
  26. Did anyone get in trouble today?
  27. What are you looking forward to tomorrow?
  28. Teach me something I don’t know.
  29. What was the last thing your parent(s) said to you today, before you left for school?
William Blake


William (Bill) Blake is currently retired, after spending 23 years as a graphic designer.  Bill is a certified Lay Speaker of the Blue Ridge District of the United Methodist Church and lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife Cynthia.  They recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary!


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