Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Back to School Interview

back to school yearly interview tradition with questions

A yearly back to school interview can be a marvelous tradition. If you ask the same questions each time, you can look back and watch them change and grow throughout the years. This is a tradition we are starting now that R is in kindergarten. I've given the questions I choose some thought because I want to commit to them for years to come. However, I will be flexible if we need to change them at some point. Or add some! We are recording his answers on video to make this an extra special keepsake. 

I'm sharing R's interview, along with some other questions you might want to consider for your own.

R's Kindergarten Interview

1. How old are you and what grade are you in? I'm 5 and I'm in kindergarten.

2. What is your favorite color? All of the colors!

3. What is your favorite food? Fruit

4. What is your least favorite food? Lasagna

5. What is your favorite book? Spot's Big Learning Book

6. What is your favorite song? Down By The Bay

7. What is your favorite game to play? The monkey video game with daddy!

8. Where is your favorite place to go? The park or the lake.

9. Who is your best friend? S.D.

10. How would you describe yourself? I'm funny and cute and I'm really friendly.

11. What is something mama always says? I love you.

12. What is something daddy always says? I love you. You say that a lot. And so do I!

13. What do you want to be when you grow up? A lot of things. An ocean explorer. A world explorer. And I want to catch bad guys all over the world. But I think I'll change my mind again and again.

14. If you could be any animal, which would you be? A cat.

15. What are three things you'd like to learn this year? How fish lay eggs. How fish escape sharks. And how sharks have babies. (I'm in for an interesting year. ;)

More Questions to Consider

Likes and Dislikes

  • What is your favorite TV show?
  • What is your favorite subject in school?
  • What is your favorite dessert?
  • What is your favorite movie?
  • What is your favorite joke?

School and Future

  • What is one field trip you'd like to go on this year?
  • What are you most excited about for this year?
  • What is one thing you are tired of learning about?
  • Where do you think you'll live when you're an adult?
  • What is one rule you'll break when you're grown up?

Fun Stuff

  • If you could have any super power, which would you choose? Why?
  • If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?
  • If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?
  • What makes our family special?
  • If you could be granted one wish, what would it be and why?

We had a lot of fun with this activity and didn't end it with his interview. He also interviewed us, complete with fake microphone and journalist voice. At this stage I could predict his answers, but this ensures that I will remember his answers always. And he learned a few things about us by turning it around.

What would you ask in a yearly interview?

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  1. Holy Heck! R's favorite song is Down By The Bay!? Char's too! :) Great questions, I love how he said he's funny AND cute, tee hee!

  2. His answers are adorable! What a fun interview - I especially like the way he describes himself. Charming!

  3. You come up with the neatest interactive ideas- just like your storytelling activity!

  4. Cuuuute idea, I'm going to do this today with my kids =)


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