This product includes a student survey and a parent survey that I hand out at the beginning of the year or when a new student arrives in the middle of the year. I find that it helps to start my experience with a child and his or her family in a positive way. The student survey generally provides good insight into where we are starting, even if all they do is write their name down and then sit and stare. I send home the parent survey with my syllabus at the beginning of the year. It shows the parents that I care about their input and want to work with them, helps me avoid reinventing the wheel in terms of providing individualized instruction, and gives me good contact information. The questions are general, so this may be used for all subject areas.