This is a great way to get to know your students at the beginning of the school year. In this homework assignment, the parents are asked to write a letter (of any length) describing their child. The students LOVE having their parents/guardians complete a homework assignment, and you will often learn a lot about your students that may have never been brought out. This letter is an a Microsoft Word Doc so that you can edit it to fit your classroom and your students. This letter can also be altered to hand out to middle school or high school students, for them to fill out about themselves.