A small, send-home booklet with four "questions" for students to complete with their family.
I use this to launch a getting-to-know you activity in Kindergarten and/or Grade One. We discuss our favourite toy, animal, colour, and foods as a way to practice speaking and listening in a group.
The next day, we count up the results and make a simple graph as a group math activity. Then we discuss the results. (Ex. "Half the class likes dogs the best!" "No one chose celery as a favourite food!").
This simple activity is tons of fun and families truly love to hear about this activity at home! A letter to families explaining is included as the back page of this two page (double-sided) booklet.
Note: This file is editable so the "u" can be quickly and easily deleted if you prefer "favorite" to "favourite". =)