One way to get students to get to know each other at the beginning of the year is to have them conduct interviews. Each student should be given an interview sheet. Have them find one student to “interview”. For each section/question options were given because many of times students cannot think of an answer or narrow it down to one answer. Picture support was also given for those students who struggle reading.
Also I would recommend printing this sheet in color, that way students can see the color words.
After each student has conducted an interview, have the students present the information to the rest of the class, acting as if they were a real reporter.