I have formatted this survey so it includes a variety of multiple choice, short answer, and fill-in-the-blank questions. I also incorporated a few questions that simply have a blank box or circle for students to add their answer…this allows me to get an idea of the mode they prefer to show their thinking…written response, drawing, diagraming, lists, etc.
One of the best things about the all about me activities are those occasional off-the-wall responses that make you laugh out loud. My favorite from this year was one boys response to the question, “What is your favorite thing about your new classroom?” His response: “The sink.” Love it!
What are your favorite ways to get to know your new students each year? Can’t wait to hear your creative ideas!