This is one of my favorite "homework" assignments for the first day of school... and its not even for the students! Each year, on the first day of school, I send this get-to-know-you assignment called "In a Million Words or Less". Parents are invited to write a letter or email back to the teacher telling about their child. This puts their child in the spotlight and allows them to do a little bragging while you benefit by getting to know a little about each child. I have had parents give very positive feedback about this opportunity to share about their child, so it comes highly recommended.
Please let me know any feedback you get from parents after using this resource. Thanks and enjoy! :)