How to Ask ‘How was School Today?’

Asking your child about their day at school is often one of the most difficult tasks a parent can face. They’re tired, they just want to relax, and the last thing they want to do is to be interrogated. But, on your end, all you want is to know how they’re doing, whether they’re enjoying their subjects, whether they’re having any trouble and whether you can do anything to help. It’s a difficult situation, so here are some different questions you can use to ask your child about their day at school.

What was the best thing that happened at school today?

What was your favourite part of the day?

What did you read about today?

Did the teacher read a story today? What was it about?

Tell me one thing that you are looking forward to tomorrow/ this week?

Did anything surprise you at school today?

Tell me one thing that you learned today.

Did you see anyone being kind, respectful, involved or proud today?

What do you think you should learn more/less of at school?

What made you laugh today?

What was the nicest thing you did for someone/someone did for you today?

If you had to describe your day using 4 words, what would they be?

Did you get frustrated with anything at school today?

How did you get through it?

What was the most difficult thing you had to do today?

How were you brave today?

Is there anything you wish had gone differently today?

What do you wish you could tell your teacher?
What do you like best about your teacher?