Get to know your students on the first day of school by having them write you, their teacher, a friendly letter introducing themselves and their lives as students. Included are three handouts: 1) Directions for the "Get to Know Me" Letter, 2) Brainstorm chart with specific topics for students to include in their letter both for their personal lives (ex. hobbies, memorable time, etc.) and their lives as students (ex. favorite subject, strengths/challenges, goals, etc.), and 3) Format for the "Friendly Letter". What a great way to get to know your students and teach them how to brainstorm their ideas and write friendly letters!