First Day Student Surveys

Discussion in 'New Teachers' started by Passion4Teachin, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. Passion4Teachin

    Passion4Teachin Rookie

    Aug 22, 2006
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    Aug 30, 2008

    Have you handed out a survey for your students to fill out about themselves? If so, what questions have you put on there. I am thinking about having them do this for the first day of school.
  3. each1teach1

    each1teach1 Cohort

    Feb 12, 2007
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    Aug 30, 2008

    I did one to get a feel for how they feel about Spanish and how well they've done in Spanish in the background. It also asks them how they do in English classes and a few other questions.
  4. giraffe326

    giraffe326 Virtuoso

    Jan 2, 2006
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    Aug 30, 2008

    What they think their strength is.
    What they think their weakness is.
    What is their biggest fear/concern for the upcoming year.

    I like to ask my kids who they live with. In case I have to call home and Susie Smith's mom's name is Mrs. Jones and not Mrs. Smith!
  5. frogger

    frogger Devotee

    Jan 23, 2008
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    Aug 31, 2008

    Tell me something about yourself that I wouldn't know just by looking at you. (you can get some funny answers here!)

    What is their favorite book/author/color/sport/activity/food.

    What do they like/dislike about school.

    Who are their friends/what grade.
  6. BioAngel

    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

    Oct 11, 2007
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    Aug 31, 2008

    First Name: ___________________________
    Last Name: _______________________________________

    Nickname: _____________________________________

    Your Birthday: __________________________
    Homeroom: _________________________

    Your Advisor: _________________________________

    Email address (yours or a parent’s/guardian’s): _____________________________________


    How long have you been attending this school? ______________________________________________

    What do you do in your spare time? (hobbies, clubs, sports, video games, volunteer, study, etc.) _____________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________

    What kind of books do you enjoy reading? Do you have any favorite authors? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    What kind of goal(s) have you set up for yourself this school year at *school name*? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    What is your favorite sport? Who is your favorite team? ____________________________

    What is your favorite movie? ____________________________________________________________

    What type of music do you enjoy and who is your favorite artist? _________________

    What is your favorite TV show/ Internet show? ______________________________________
    ~ Our Classroom, Our Community ~

    What is your favorite subject in school? _______________________________________________

    If Science is not #1, where does it rank? _______________________________________________

    What did you enjoy about Science class last year? ___________________________________

    Name 3 students in this class that you feel you would like to work with.

    ______________________________, _______________________________, _______________________________,

    What can I do to help you understand the material?
    (1= least favorite 5= favorite)

    Videos 1 2 3 4 5
    Lecture/Discussion 1 2 3 4 5
    Labs 1 2 3 4 5
    Projects/Portfolios 1 2 3 4 5
    Group Work 1 2 3 4 5

    Are there any medical conditions or special accommodations that I need to make for you to be successful in this class? (i.e. wear glasses and need to sit in the front) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    This is a copy of what I'll be giving my students :)
  7. am elisheva

    am elisheva Rookie

    Mar 6, 2008
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    Sep 6, 2008

    I also gave out a survey similar to BioAngel's though not that comprehensive. Mine asked about their summer, what they did, hobbies, and also their home life and what that was like. I also asked them what grade they expected to get in my class and how they were going to achieve that grade. They seem to like stuff like that, plus it gives them something to do right when they walk in the door so you can then set the tone for the year; you walk in, you have a job to do right away and it's not social hour here, buddy.
  8. anewstart101

    anewstart101 Cohort

    May 20, 2006
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    Sep 6, 2008

    Oh that is good. I got a survey for my son the first day and it was geared toward highschool that is what the teacher taught before

    problem is she is now teaching a mod-severe kindergarten/ first grade class. my son is 6

    I used the prompts to write a all about letter to my son's teacher to give her background
  9. krysmorgsu

    krysmorgsu Cohort

    Mar 21, 2008
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    Sep 7, 2008

    I have to admit, I basically used the survey from "Fires in the Bathroom" and modified it to my needs. Next year, I don't think I'll make it quite so long (2 pages). I did find out a lot, though, and I also told students if they don't feel comfortable answering a question of they feel it's none of my business, they could skip the question. I figure I'll staple it to their individual assignment folders, and copy some pertinent info over onto index cards I have, so that I have it at home if needed.

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