Start the year off by getting to know your students. You will learn more about your students and they will see you genuinely care about their learning this school year. This word document is editable so you can make the adjustments that fit your class. I used "math" in mine, but feel free to change it to the subjects you teach.
Our school is 1:1, so I plan to send this as a Google Doc to all of my students. Hint: Use a script like Doctopus to send it to all of your students and organize it in your Google Drive. If students have access to a computer, have students type their response in the boxes. Then, have students email or print their responses. Keep these for the school year because it can be fun and helpful to go back and look at them throughout the year.
Let students have a moment to brag about themselves! :)