Biography Bottles: 2 liter soda bottle with a styrofoam ball on the top for the head...decorated to look like a character from a book, person from history.... near endless possibilities. Love this as a reading response option.
Exit Ticket - great idea! Use a dry erase board with the question. Have students line up and whisper answer to teacher on the way to lunch! No paper! I like it better as the students enter the room from after lunch - it would help to calm them down quickly and help avoid all the talking before getting to their chair.