As I have said in a previous post, I love meeting new people. It makes sense that one of my favorite parts of a new school year is getting to know my students. When I begin planning my first few days, I begin with ways to meet the kiddos. It doesn’t take long before I start to get bogged down with everything else that must be covered those first few days. There are seating charts, rules and classroom expectations, routines, materials, and pre-assessments. The “Who are you?” writing prompt ensures I get to know something about each student despite the craziness of starting a new school year.