Glad to be in Grade 3. (Or, any grade, I suppose.) "I really want to learn about...; I wish we could...; I'm wondering about...; I'm nervous about..." Awesome idea to give you some insight into your kiddos at the beginning of the year. =)
Purposeful Talk... with lots of modeling, this could be an awesome anchor chart to remind students of how to talk/listen to one another, especially with the onset of the new ELA common core state standards!!