Every student starts the year with an "Easy A" after they complete this"1st Day Easy A Science Quiz," because there are no wrong answers!
Hand out this "Quiz" to your students as you greet them on the first day of class. The quiz is chock full of questions to help you learn about your students. Don't be surprised if many students want to share many of their answers with classmates, before turning in the quiz. Keep them in a binder to reference and revisit on other days during the first week. The emergency phone number will also come in handy (although the office/school nurse will always have a current number later in the year).
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