Are you looking for a way to get to know your students, set the building blocks for a trusting relationship, and gain understanding about their home life? If so, this interest inventory and affective assessment is perfect for students in 4th grade and up!
Give this questionnaire at the beginning of your course to get better insight into your students motivation, interests, and struggles. Questions include "What is easy/hard about [various subjects]" and "Tell me about your favorite holiday/traditions." This handout will give you a more whole-child picture of what is affecting your students' motivation and will allow you target their specific interests and make sure your future activities can connect to their life outside of school.
My repeat students look forward to this inventory, because they know it's their chance to tell me about what they like and don't like. They love sharing them, too!