My Daily Report
“What did you do today,” every adult has asked a child after school. “Nothing,” every child has responded at some point.
The Daily Report is my tool for shifting that dynamic and transforming that conversation. Throughout the school year, I use this sheet to facilitate communication between myself, my students and their adults/parents. Each day the first three cells are completed at school, and the adults are asked to write a note in the “Parent Comments” section about what they discussed with their children about the school day.
For the first half of the school year, I develop and write the “Ask me about” prompt, with input from the students. By the second half of the school year, the students themselves are formed enough to complete that prompt themselves—initiating a lifelong practice of noticing, articulating and engaging in conversation about their daily life experiences and education.