Questions for the New School Year

HomeschoolLast summer, I attended a homeschooling workshop where the speaker described some of the schooling methods she used when her boys were younger. One of the handouts she gave us was a yearly “About Me” writing assignment that included a number of statements for the child to complete. The speaker would have each of her children work on this assignment on the first day of school, then she put it in their record books for the year.

We did the About Me assignment last year, and the answers were quite revealing. I learned a lot about my children, and I’m sure they learned a lot about themselves as well. If you would like your children to do an About Me assignment as your school year begins, here are some questions/statements you might include:

Name, grade, date of assignment
I am ______ feet and _________ inches tall.
My favorite food is…
My favorite subject in school is…
My favorite school field trip was…
My favorite hobby is…
I’m really good at…
If I could spend time with one friend, it would be …
Five things I want to do someday are….
I’m happy when…
I’m worried when…
I’m sad when…
Something I really like about myself is…
Something I would change about myself is…
My favorite memory is…
My favorite holiday is…
When I grow up, I want to be a…
I like it when my family…

You can choose from these questions, or you can add different ones of your own. Whatever questions you use, be sure to ask the same ones year after year. It’s fun for both children and parents to go back and read the answers and see just how things have changed. With the About Me assignment, your children aren’t only completing an assignment, but they’re creating a keepsake.

Guest Blogger: Samantha Bell

Photo by sean whgrad

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One comment

  1. This is a cute idea. Imagine how much fun it will be to read them all one day and see all the changes that took place… and then they can show their kids when they’re doing school.

    I also love the picture here… it’s like, “OK, put your gun down and let’s do some work, now.” Typically how it is at my house, too.


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