20 End of the Year Reflection Questions

End of the Year Reflection Questions for Students

Here are 20 questions to help you and your students reflect on the school year. You could use these informally for discussion when you have a few minutes, or, for a more personal reflection experience, take a few of your favorites to use for a survey or as writing/journal prompts. There is also a list of reflection questions for teachers here.


  1. What is something we did this year that you think you will remember for the rest of your life?
  2. What is something you accomplished this year that you are proud of?
  3. What was the nicest thing someone in our class did for you this year?
  4. What was the most challenging part of this year for you?
  5. Where is your favorite place in our classroom (or school)? Why?
  6. If you could change one thing that happened this year, what would it be?
  7. What are three things you did this year to help your classmates?
  8. What are the three most important things you learned this year?
  9. What is something that was hard for you at the start of the year but is easy now?
  10. In what area do you feel you made your biggest improvements?
  1. What is your favorite part of the day in our class? Why?
  2. What is something you taught your teacher or classmates this year?
  3. Of the books you read this year, which was your favorite? Why?
  4. What was the best piece of writing that you did this year? Why do you think it is your best?
  5. What person at our school has made the biggest impact in your life this year? Why?
  6. What is something the teacher could have done to make this year better?
  7. What are six adjectives that best describe this school year?
  8. Knowing what you know now, if you could write a letter to yourself that would travel back in time so that you would receive it at the start of the school year, what advice would you give your younger self?
  9. When you consider the rest of your life, what percentage of what you learned this year do you think will be useful to you?
  10. What advice would you give students who will be in this class next year?

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End of the Year Reflection Questions

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16 thoughts on “20 End of the Year Reflection Questions”

    1. I am a student and I love to write about my year. Last year when I was in 5th grade my teacher asked my for ideas for a reflection of the year. So I told her about the last one. And she loved and still loves it. (Don’t ask me how I know, I just know.) This year I got an another essay for a reflection on the year and it turns out that my teacher for my fourth period class liked wait no… LOVED this questions too. She put all 20 questions down that we have to answer. I got to go! I got a reflection of the year to write about!!!!!! YAY ME!! By the way these questions are perfect for ANY grade if you were going to ask

  1. Love these…we will use them the rest of this week and next. Exactly what I wanted, just so tired I couldn't think of them myself!

  2. Aubsent From Texas

    Thank you! I think I will use these as daily journal entries as we a count down to the last day of school, with my 5th graders.

  3. For the past several days, we have used these questions in place of our morning Bellringer. The responses from the students have been amazing, and I have definitely been pleasantly surprised by their answers. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Hi, this semester our professor has guided us on the corona-virus pandemic by advising and giving us extra time to complete our assignments.Also, she gave us extra help and encouragement during the Texas blackout in Houston. Excellent teacher and human being. I’m very thankful for all the assistance given to students who sometimes live alone and away from family.

  6. Hi, this semester I had a great teacher. she gave us more time to finish all assignments, her class is not stressful, and she cares about her students.
    Thank you for your kindness

  7. Hi good evening, my professor Jamey Crane’s class for government was enjoyable, this is one of the fist classes that I have that is nothing but discussions and short essays. I liked that there was no test , it made the class less stressful.

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