These files can be used as a game for students to get to know each other. Copy a half sheet for each student, have each add the information without revealing what they write to classmates, and collect the collect the completed sheets. The teacher can ask students to guess which classmate gave the information shown on a sheet randomly selected. The mid-year form can be used after the first semester so that students can describe how they feel about middle school after having spent a few months in class.
These are great 5 minute, end of period tools to use. You can do them once a week or as often as you like!