At the beginning of the school year, I give this as as assignment to my students. I have them read this letter about my life. They must then write a letter back to me about themselves. Even though I teach only Math, this is still a great assignment to do! As new students enroll throughout the school year, they are still expected to complete this assignment.
I find that this is a great way for my students and parents to learn about me in those first few days. You will also learn things about your students that you may have never learned before!
This assignment can also be shortened for younger students.