I was wondering what sort of things other high school teachers like to know about their students from the get-go. Last year, I used Harry Wong's (I think it was him) advice about having a questionnaire prepared for the kids. I used the advice of what to ask, too. Well, my kids hated it! It was too long. My co-op teacher the year before just used a set of index cards - asking things the basics (name, dob, student ID #, parent/guardian names, address, phone) and 2 other things: why they were taking Latin and one thing they wanted to share with her about themselves (maybe they played sports, drew, played piano, went to China, etc.). I like the idea of having index cards - I have a supply of the 5 x 9 cards - because then it's handy to take home if you need to make parent calls, and she was able to use them for a lot of notes about behavior, detentions, etc. I was wondering what everyone else does. I'm not opposed to not having the notes on cards, but I want to know if anyone else has found what they consider the ideal ?s to ask. Thanks.