Starting a good conversation about school
Learning is Alive at the Primary
What did you do in school today?
Then the conversation may stall a bit while we try another tactic or another question that will help with some accountability. I would like you to try being as specific as you can and vary the kind of questions that you ask. Be ready too, with a follow up that asks the son or daughter to think a bit before they answer. Quick replies don't count, you would like a little meat on the answer to chew on. For example, "I read in the newsletter that you had a visit from a gecko today, what can you tell you me about it?" "I saw in your math homelink that you are working on counting money, can you help me count these coins?" If they get it right, they can keep the change, maybe. "Tell me one good thing about school today, (if it's about a non-academic event, be prepared to ask about one of those too.) Getting into a plan where the kids are eager to tell you about their day is ultimate. Sharing ideas with other parents is also good to do-like teachers share strategies about teaching. Best of luck!