Tabby Anny has her students create "Wanted" posters as a get to know you activity. It allows her to get to know their likes and interests. It also requires them to draw a self-portrait which allows her to see where they are artistically.
This year I used Piktochart to create an infographic to help my online students get to know me as we began our school year together.
This website features a wonderful list of various ways that art teachers recommend for ways to start off the school year on the right foot.
Regardless of how you choose to begin your school year, whether it's your first or your thirtieth I hope you have a wonderful year!