This is an activity I've been doing for years. My students find it on their desks as they come into class on the first day (to focus that first-day energy), while giving me a chance to observe them. I've buried important questions among fun/entertaining questions, and I use this questionnaire as a launching point for one-minute interviews I do with each student within the first week of school. These interviews facilitate that crucial connection -- necessary for a successful classroom. And my students remember this activity and reference it throughout the school year!