I am a HUGE believer that teachers should get to know their students from the first day of school. This survey was designed for teachers to gain insight on their students' home life, interests, reading & writing skills, and cultural diversity. Taking the time to getting to know what your students bring to the classroom is imperative in building a strong and supportive learning environment.
The preview is the 2nd page of the survey. There seems to be an issue with the view in the preview, but it should not be an issue once you download. :)