Question of the day for kids: a drip pan and a few simple materials helps kids learn to love reading, as they connect with others and answer questions each school day!
Question of the Day: For KIDS!
How to DIY the Question of the Day for Kids
Purchase a large drip pan that looks like a giant cookie sheet. You can find them available at a car or hardware store (like Ace Hardware) and they also have them on Amazon HERE. The pan is an oil drip pan by Blitz. On the back of the pan, put strips of double-sided foam tape and pushed it onto the bulletin board where you want it displayed.
Every morning the kids come in and go straight to the board. They read aloud the question of the day for kids to hear since I have students who are learning how to read. They place their name cards under “yes” or “no” for their answer to the question.
See Question of the Day in Action
Other Fun Ways to use the Question of the Day
Shrink a month worth of Question of the Day cards and hole punch them in the corner. Place on a ring and hang on your classroom whiteboard or door and use for quick questions to connect with your class during morning meetings, transitions, or whenever a change of pace is needed.
Another way to use the Question of the Day cards is to shrink and hang one each day in the classroom window. Make it visible to the kids outside and have them get their answer ready for you. When you open the door, look each child in the eyes, share your answer and have them share their answer back. It’s a great way to build a connection with each day every day!
Just Like the Question of the Day for Kids: The In and Out Board
Kids can also use their name cards to indicate on the “In & Out” board (a cookie sheet on the wall) when they leave the room to go to the washroom, etc. This is a great way to keep track, at a glance, as to where your students are and it helps them learn responsibility and to be accountable.
Resources to Implement a Question of the Day for Kids
Each monthly Question of the Day pack includes 24 questions (in color and black & white). There are general questions and seasonal questions included. Simply print & post on your question of the day board!
Question of the Day BUNDLE available HERE. This bundle includes 10 months of questions for a total of 240 questions in color and black & white. Each month comes with an EDITABLE card so you can customize the questions to suit your students.
Free Question of the Day Resource
Grab this FREEBIE and have students write their own questions of the day. Use it throughout the year to practice coming up with and writing our own questions. Click the image below to grab your free resource!
Items from Amazon to Set Up a Question of the Day Board
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That's a great idea! I've seen those used on Pinterest to but alphabet magnets on for small children, but this is a great take on it. I love how you give details about where to find the items you discuss.
Keep Calm and Love First Grade
I love this Question of the Day goodie! Thank you SO much for sharing!
Lucky to Be in First
Awesome idea! I utilize metal cookie sheets for many things as well! This made me think to post it to my blog soon! 😀
Teaching Takes the Cake
I love this idea. I plan on putting it together this weekend and will begin using it this coming Monday. I think my class will graph the results each day. Such a great idea. Thank you for sharing!
Lee Ann Rasey
I do Question of the Day every morning when my kindergartners arrive. However, there are some who always forget, especially the ones who go to breakfast right away. After doing the calendar, we add the yes and no and learn to count on. My questions include a word using the letters we are working on that week. I also come up with seasonal questions or questions that have to do with our spirit day that day (ex. are you wearing pajamas?) For attendance, students have to come to me to check in so I mark them in my book, then put attendance into the computer. I like your drip pan; I need to get one. Just not sure where to put it as I have limited space.
I love your blog! Is there a way to get your question of the day Freebie. I didn’t see the link.
I love your bucket filling ideas. I looked on your TPT page, but didn’t see them. Are those available to purchase? I would love the pattern for the little bucket and the labels for the chart.
I just found your blog today and LOVE so many ideas. Thanks for sharing your great ideas!
What font did you use to write the kids names? I love it