I know a lot of you are getting ready to head back to the classroom. Are you excited to get to know those little sweet kiddos you’ll be sharing a room with for the next year? Did you know that one of the easiest ways to differentiate for your class is by interest, and one of the easiest ways to get to know your students’ interests is by having their parents tell you a little bit about them before their first day of school? I accomplish this with the help of a Student Interest Inventory.
Getting To Know You
Sometimes having just that little bit of an inside scoop on one of your students can be the difference between a student that you can ‘hook’ during those first few days of school and a student who struggles with the transition of a new school year. It’s all about making connections, and this is just a simple way to get a head start. This particular form will ask parents to answer questions about their child’s interests, dislikes, favorite books, toys, and how their child learns best. But it also covers some serious issues like holidays they may not celebrate, family dynamics, parents hope for their child, and concerns they may have.
About This Student Interest Inventory
I have offered my readers an interest inventory in the past, but it was kindergarten specific and in color. I received many requests for a non-specific grade version. I also understand that many of us are ‘color printer challenged.’ So, I decided to go ahead and make a general, non-grade specific, one in black and white.
So if you have first-grade teacher friends or pre-k teacher friends that can use it, please send them over and have them download this one. If you grab a little Astrobrights paper to print these off on, it will be super simple to organize all your back to school paper work.
How To Grab Your Own Student Interest Inventory
Go ahead and once you enter your email address on the form below, an email will be sent to your account (Always check your spam if you don’t see it right away.) Then once you confirm that email, you will get your file downloaded directly to your computer. Just check your ‘download’ files.