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Great Questions for Parents to Ask Their Children

Good morning.

As we head into the end of Term 1 and report card/communication of learning is coming home soon, I have been reflecting on ways parents can also be involved in helping students share their learning at home.

In the last Principal’s Connection magazine there was an article on Parent and Community Involvement and in this article it mentioned precise questions to ask your child(ren) about their day.  These questions are deliberate questions to assist parents to engage with their child’s learning.  Here are a few:

  1. What did you learn today?
  2. How did you do? How did it go?
  3. What did you do if you did not understand?
  4. How can you improve on your learning?
  5. What are you most proud of?
  6. How are you doing?
  7. How do you know?
  8. Where do you go for help?

Using these questions, the article states, creates opportunities for informative conversations with your children.  These questions support the learning happening at school and can serve to build collective efficacy for all of our stakeholders ( the parent, the classroom teacher and the student).

Try some of these questions out during the next few weeks.

Report cards come home on February 15th.

Have a wonderful week.


Mrs. Temple

Proud Principal of St. Daniel CES