Have you had the experience of approaching your child at the end of the school day to ask him or her "What did you do at school today?” and then, feeling discouraged when your child answers, “nothing.”
Don’t get discouraged. Children live in the moment, and often need a reminder to prompt their memory. Parents may spark a conversation about their child’s day at school by asking more specific questions about the daily activities. Here are some ideas for you to try:
What song did you sing at circle time today?
What made you laugh today?
Was there something sad today?
How did you help somebody today?
Tell me some of your classroom friend’s names.
What was your favorite part of lunch?
What story did your teacher read?
Tell me what you played when you went to the yard today?
You can get additional ideas about the children’s daily activities and their topic of study from the lesson plan. Also, if you check the white board by the entrance door of each classroom, the teachers highlight events such as special visitors, projects, nature hikes or celebrations that your child can share with you.
Please come to the Parent Orientation Meeting for your child’s classroom so you can get a more in-depth explanation of how the curriculum is developed and how the teachers encourage your child’s interest, curiosity, experimentation, imagination and wonder!