Getting to know our students quickly and effectively at the beginning of the year is one of the most important, and challenging, things we do as teachers!
This document is used at the beginning of the school year to allow teachers to get to know their students better. Knowing our students allows us to connect with them, which ultimately helps them feel comfortable and allows them to learn in a safe environment. By providing choices, students can decide which information they choose to share and are not pressured to come up with answers to all of the questions.
It has two sections: "Me - As a person" and "Me - As a learner". These sections allow you to get to know your students on two different levels, both crucial to understanding them. This is a great first day of school activity or can be used as homework during the first week of school! It can also be used for a classroom activity in which the students get to know each other.
The document was designed for middle school students, but can easily be modified for older and younger students.
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