We all know that the first few minutes of class are critical on the first day of school. In order to establish routine, you want students to come into your room, find their seats, and begin working on a task immediately. This Mini Questionnaire is a fantastic *do-now* that students can begin working on the moment they enter your classroom.
Typically, I have students work on this assignment while I get set up, take attendance, make sure there are no lost students in the hallways, etc. Next, I introduce myself and answer two or three of the questions myself. Then, I have students stand up and pass a ball to them. Whoever has the ball will introduce him/herself, answer two (or three, depending on class size and timing) of the questions, pass the ball to someone else in the class, and then take a seat. This activity continues until all students have introduced themselves and shared a few details about themselves. Finally, I introduce paper collection procedures and have students submit their Mini Questionnaires to me so that I can look at them more thoroughly throughout the week in order to get to know them better.
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