Monday, August 18, 2014

Our school year starts on Wednesday, and our third grader is very excited. It became our tradition to conduct a small interview before the new school year. Today I am sharing questions you might ask your students who are heading back to the classrooms:
Questions  for New School Year

New School Year Interview

Me: Describe the last year in three words.
Smarty: Fun,… strict,…a little boring sometimes.
Me: How do you want your new year to be?
Smarty: Fun, bookish,… new!
Me: What is your biggest hope for this year?
Smarty: That I will learn something that I don’t know yet.
Me: What do you want to learn?
Smarty: Cursive!
Me: Do you have any worries about going back to school?
Smarty: No… I am happy. I just hope that Mrs L will be my teacher and that some of my friends are in my class. (Her wish came true, she will be in Mrs L's class)
Me: What do you think your favorite subject will be?
Smarty (looking at me funny): Why, reading, of course!
Me: What do you want to do better this year?
Smarty: Not to forget my stuff in school.

Books for “Bookish” Children

I loved the list of favorite children books from teachers shared last week by Buggy and Buddy. A lot of our favorites appear here and a few books that Smarty hasn’t read yet. I certainly hope that her love of reading continues to burn bright this school year. I also hope that maybe her third grade teacher manages to restore her interest in non-fiction books, because she is “all in” for fantasy books right now.
favorite children books recommended by teachers

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Ticia said...

Whereas one of my sons would just read nonfiction if I let him. Some of it is an age thing.

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

I hope Smarty has a wonderful year in Mrs. L's class!

Deceptively Educational said...

An interview is SUCH a great idea! I can see it filed in a digital photo album next to their first day picture! I hope your daughter has a wonderful year, and learns cursive and loads of other things she didn't know before!

Carrie said...

Some great questions! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!