LOVE--Use this at the beginning of the year to get to know your students. Way more fun than a regular worksheet with a list of questions. Need to make my own version of this. OLDER KIDS WILL LOVE THIS!
kids write 3 things about themselves on a sheet of white paper. They do not write their names. Wad it up and on your command, have a "snowball" fight. At the end of 1 minute, each student grabs the nearest snowball and tries to guess who wrote it.
Divide the inside of a file folder into boxes that are slightly larger than small sticky notes. Write students' names in the boxes in alphabetical order, one name per box, jot the information on a sticky note and then place it in the appropriate box.