West Long Branch Curriculum Corner

Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction, Allyson Winter

Today is a good day to have a good day!

When our children come home from school, we often ask them, "What did you do today?", only for them to reply, "Nothing". One way to make this school year different, especially after the first day is to change the questions we ask them. Instead of asking them, "What did you do today?", try one of the following:


What was the funniest thing that happened today?

What new fact did you learn today?

Who made you smile today? What did he or she do?

What is your teacher's most important rule?

Does your teacher remind you of anyone else you know?

What is the most popular thing to do at recess?

What is one thing you did today that was helpful?

If you had the chance to be the teacher tomorrow, what would you teach your classmates?


Always remind your children each morning, today is a good day to have a good day!