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Each month Project Wait No Longer offers updates and insights through its very popular newsletter.  You can sign up to receive it directly in your good old fashioned U.S.P.S. mailbox by emailing Anna Beers at abeers@barkerfoundation.org, or, you can now find the PWNL Newsletter here, in the Barker Blog.  Here is one short feature shared in the November issue:

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When we saw this article we thought author Sara Goldstein was right on with her assessment of the question “how was your day?”...it can be a tough one for any kid to answer - especially for kids like ours who may be completely drained by the end of a school day. We selected a few of her suggested “after school” questions to feature below. Try these the next time you want to initiate some “after school” conversation that lasts longer than a one-word response! 

11 QUESTIONS A KID WILL ANSWER AT THE END OF A LONG SCHOOL DAY

  1. Which one of your teachers would survive a zombie apocalypse? Why?
  2. What new fact did you learn today?
  3. Who brought the best food in their lunch today? What was it?
  4. What challenged you today?
  5. What would you rate your day on a scale of 1 to 10? Why?
  6. If one of your classmates could be the teacher for the day who would you want it to be? Why?
  7. If you had the chance to be the teacher tomorrow, what would you teach the class?
  8. Did anyone push your buttons today?
  9. Who do you want to make friends with but haven’t yet? Why not?
  10. What is the most popular thing to do at recess?
  11. Tell me something you learned about a friend today.

Excerpt of Article shared from www.parent.co. “30 Questions to Ask your Kid Instead of  “How Was Your Day?”