It is so important to make an effort to get to know your students' families and habits in the beginning of the year. We collect this data in so many different ways... from student interest surveys, student learning surveys, ice breaker games, one-on-one personal communication with students and their families, etc. Parent surveys are one other way to collect some of this data at the beginning of the year. This survey can be handed out before school starts or within the first few weeks. It can be so helpful for you to have a hard copy of this information ready at a moment's notice. I often put these in my anecdotal binders that are organized by student name. I have a quick reference whenever I need to remember something about a student or look up information about his/her home life.
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