Home Depot will cut composition books for you for free. Give each student a half. It's great for writing journals in, uses and wastes less paper, and is less intimidating when you ask them to write a page-worth of material! So clever!
Potato head as a whole group behavior incentive. When the class is caught being good or behaving appropriately as a whole, we allow a student to add a Potato Head body part. Potato Head is completely together, we have a celebration.