Like most teachers, I take time at the beginning of the year to get to know my students. I like to have a questionnaire for the students on
the first day of school for them to fill out. This helps me to get to
know them as people, rather than just as students in my class.
But more than that, I actually use these surveys at the end of the year as well! Come over to my blog
to see how I take the answers the students give and create a goodbye
poem for them using The Important Book. While you are there, pick up
your copy of the questionnaire and the sentence frames for the poem so
you can do the same next year!