Every day parents ask their children what they did at school. Every day students answer, "Oh, nothing." Try asking these specific questions to get real answers.
What was something nice you said to a friend today?
What did you do in math?
What good book did your teacher read to you today?
Who did you play with today?
What was your favorite part of the day?
How are you going to make tomorrow even better?
What centers did you go to?
Who did you sit beside at lunch?
What was the "special" class you had today? (PE,Art,Computers, etc)