• Rachel Grant Waters

How Was Your Day - Alternatives

It can be difficult to get more than a one word response from your children when asking how their day at school was. This also seems to be more common as students get older or move up to senior school years.


In early years or junior school, children would be rushing out the school gate to show you what they have done at school or to tell you about their day however, as they begin to get older, you might just get an “it was ok", "fine", "good" or maybe a shrug.


Below I have listed some alternatives to asking “how was your day”:


  • What was the easiest rule to follow today?

  • What was the hardest rule to follow?

  • What was for lunch today?

  • Tell me the name of somebody you sat next to at school today?

  • Was there anyone who was not at school today?

  • What made you laugh today?

  • What made you smile today?

  • How could today have been different/ better?

  • If you could teach your class today what lesson would you have taught?

by Kirsty Tison |Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing


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