Question of the Day

Question of the day in my preschool classroom. Tips and tricks to implement it in the classroom and WHAT students are learning.

Question of the day is a fun way to get kids learning RIGHT when they get into the classroom each morning. It is a great classroom management technique to get the school day on track right from the start.

Question of the day in my preschool classroom. Tips and tricks to implement it in the classroom and WHAT students are learning. Perfect for preschool and kindergarten.

Students' morning routine in my classroom is put their belongings in their cubby, answer the question of the day, put their lunch in the refrigerator, sign in, and do the table time activity. On their cubby is a star with their name. It is attached with Velcro. It is a visual reminder for them to answer the question after they put their belongings away. It a great trick I learned when I first started teaching.

Question of the day in my preschool classroom. Tips and tricks to implement it in the classroom and WHAT students are learning. Perfect for preschool and kindergarten.

My question of the day is on my refrigerator. I put magnet tape on the back of the stars and sentence. Students put their lunch away and answer the question in the same spot.   I made the T Chart with tape.

Every year I always start with the pattern question, "Are you wearing (color word)?"  I change the color word every Monday. This helps my young students learn the pattern sentence and the words yes/no. I also model and encourage students to point to each word as they read the question.  My goal is for students to be able to answer the question independently.

Question of the day in my preschool classroom. Tips and tricks to implement it in the classroom and WHAT students are learning. Perfect for preschool and kindergarten.

Students are learning A TON during question of the day.  I listed all the language and literacy objectives/standards question of the day meets.

Question of the day in my preschool classroom. Tips and tricks to implement it in the classroom and WHAT students are learning. Perfect for preschool and kindergarten.

If you take time during the day to interpret and analyze the question you will be hitting math objectives and standards too.  Take the time to do this part!  It only takes a few minutes.

Questions to Ask... You can ask any questions you choose. I always try to keep link them to literacy concepts.

Question of the day in my preschool classroom. Tips and tricks to implement it in the classroom and WHAT students are learning. Perfect for preschool and kindergarten.

Here is the pattern question, "Does your name begin with the same sound as?" I change the sound card every other day to give students lots of practice with beginning sounds.  I like making questions about their name because every student has to think to answer the question. I have tried making questions where the answer is the same for everyone and it was not my favorite. Here is an example, "Does bird and bat begin with the same sound?"  Once 3 or 4 kids answered the question, students would just automatically put their name next to their friends without even reading the question. No learning was occurring.

Question of the day in my preschool classroom. Tips and tricks to implement it in the classroom and WHAT students are learning. Perfect for preschool and kindergarten.

Keeping everything organized is my thing and it makes me happy! Here are a few tips to organize your questions. It makes changing the question super easy and super quick. I like to sore all my questions in this three drawer organizer.

Question of the day in my preschool classroom. Tips and tricks to implement it in the classroom and WHAT students are learning. Perfect for preschool and kindergarten.

Pocket charts are great to place to put your question of the day. A fun trick I have done to make my T Chart is to tape a piece of ribbon at the to the chart. I have also used oil drip pans for my question of the day too.


Name plates are fun to use in the pocket chart. If you have a large class, be sure you make them small enough so all the students can fit their name on one side all at once. If you use the store bought name plates just cut them in half. Grab them from my store HERE.

Question of the day in my preschool classroom. Tips and tricks to implement it in the classroom and WHAT students are learning. Perfect for preschool and kindergarten.

Go grab a few question of the day sets in my store.  I did all the creating for you so you can enjoy your weekends again!

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Question of the day in my preschool classroom. Tips and tricks to implement it in the classroom and WHAT students are learning. Perfect for preschool and kindergarten.

11 comments

  1. This is such a great post!! I love how you get your students actively thinking as soon as they get in! It is so awesome how you use a pattern for the questions! I have honestly never done a question of the day, but it sounds like a really great idea!
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us, I had a great time reading it!! Great job Jackie!!

    Erin
    Kindergarten Dragons

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  2. This is so great! I always start the year with question of the day and have the best intentions, then get overwhelmed with life and quit making new questions. I was going to sit down and create a similar product but now I don't have to, I can just buy yours!! I cannot wait to buy your bundle and hopefully stick to it this year! Thank you for creating this great resource!

    I also LOVE how you have their names right where they put their things away to help them remember to answer the question. So smart!

    Cole
    Teach Glitter Grow

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  3. Silly question....what font do you use in these questions of the day?

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    1. KG - Miss Kindergarten. It is one of my favorite fonts.

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  4. Do you discuss their answers to the question of the day as a whole group at any point? Maybe you mentioned this and I missed it. I really like this idea and would like to incorporate it into my room in the Fall.

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    1. We would talk about it during snack and lunch because it was at the back of my classroom. I'm so excited you are going to try it (and LOVE it) this fall!

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  5. Do you have the math objectives and language objectives in your store?

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  6. Silly question- I bought your bundle and LOVE these. What size label are you printing the sticker on for these sets? I REALLY love having that to help organize. Thanks!

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  7. I don't print anything on stickers. Everything I print for this is on normal white paper.

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  8. Jackie, I absolutely love your products. The quality is outstanding. Thank you for adding the organization tips and tricks in your post. Disarray, and clutter on my part can drive me nuts :D I have a couple questions...1) Is there specific order you are using for question of the day/week? I do question of the day, but don't always follow any specific order. 2) what do you do for morning work? I have almost all of your bundle packages, so I am sure I have it... just need to implement it more specifically :D I am not a stalker...just a HUGE FAN! Thank you for your time!

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