A quick survey to get to know your students. Use it at the beginning of the school year, after breaks, or open house and meet the teacher nights. If you get to meet your students before the next school year, this would be helpful too!
Might be a good way to start the year (especially if you have a lot of new students). I would allow students to pick some (3, maybe) that they are willing to have shared. Then you could use it as an ice breaker also ~ Nice prompts for back to school.:
Learning Style Questionnaire...great idea! It's important to get to know your students early on in the year- this will help to differentiate instruction and to find out the different learning styles of each child.
Great Ideas for the First Day of School like...make your syllabus different from the other 6 they'll get, activities to help kids get to know each other (and help you get to know them), a great first day math activity.