Back-to-School Conversation Starters

Use this list of back-to-school conversation starters so you and your child can reflect on the summer and get excited about the upcoming school year.

To use these conversation starters:

  • Find a relaxed time when you can give your full attention, such as after dinner, or at some other quiet time.
  • Skip questions your kids don’t want to answer or don’t understand.
  • Make sure to not force a discussion; stop asking questions when they are ready.

What is your favorite summer memory?
What is the best thing about school?
What do you do when someone makes fun of other kids at school?
What do you like most about yourself?
If you could make a rule for your classroom, what would it be?
What are you most excited about learning this year?
What makes you nervous about going back to school?
What's your favorite thing to do at school?
What do you hope to get better at this year?
Which friend are you most excited to see again?