50 Questions to Ask Elementary Kids to Check In

It’s difficult to know the thoughts of every student in your class. Some students are more open and upfront, whereas others are shy. Of course, in a class of 30+ students, it’s easy for a few to get lost in the crowd. It is, however, important to check in on your students to ensure they’re getting the right support. So, here are a few questions to ask them.

  1. Which areas do you feel you excel or struggle with?
  2. Do you have any academic concerns?
  3. If you could become invisible for 24 hours, what would you do?
  4. What makes your family special?
  5. What are your greatest skills?
  6. Which subjects do you like the most in school?
  7. What three things would you change about your family?
  8. What sports do you watch or play with your family?
  9. Which gift is the most special to you and why?
  10. If you were a teacher for the day, how would you retain the attention of the students?
  11. What 3 things do you do before school?
  12. What are the main qualities you look for in a friend, and why?
  13. What type of animal would you choose to be?
  14. What qualities do you like or dislike about yourself?
  15. If you could be a superhero for a day, which hero would you be and why?
  16. If you could be a king or queen for the day, what rules would you make everyone follow?
  17. What do you like about school?
  18. Where would you most like to visit in the world?
  19. If you could choose any name, what would it be?
  20. What gift would you like to give to your parents or siblings and why?
  21. What is your chosen career when you grow up?
  22. What creatures scare you?
  23. What is your favorite type of animal?
  24. What afterschool activities do you like to do and why?
  25. Do you have any bad habits that annoy others?
  26. What’s the biggest challenge the planet faces today?
  27. How do you find inspiration?
  28. What skills do you have?
  29. Are you a messy or organized person at home?
  30. What makes you sad and why?
  31. What makes you happy?
  32. If you could have anyone as your best friend, who would it be and why?
  33. If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
  34. Where would you like to live in the world and why?
  35. What are your favorite foods?
  36. What would you change about yourself and why?
  37. What is your favorite time of the year and why?
  38. Who are your role models, and why?
  39. Do you prefer summer or winter?
  40. What is your favorite movie?
  41. What is your favorite book?
  42. How do you express your emotions when you’re upset?
  43. If you were stranded on a desert island, which item couldn’t you live without?
  44. What age would you choose to be and why?
  45. What makes you laugh?
  46. Do you prefer quiet time or being surrounded by people?
  47. Which part of the home scares you the most?
  48. What three things do you like about yourself and why?
  49. Why do you love to read?
  50. What inspires you in life?

Be Attentive

As a teacher, you must be attentive even when you believe your students are happy and healthy. It’s important to check in with children from time to time, so use the questions above to find out about your students. It’s worth a go. 

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