Individual White Boards
These little boards are at Target, right up front where the inexpensive gadgets and toys are displayed. They're great for all sorts of ideas in the classroom. When you're asking questions that require one word or very short answers, students can write their answers and then hold their white boards in front of them, so you can easily see who knows and who doesn't. They're also great for learning letter formation. "Let's write the letter m." Pause. "Does yours look like mine? Show me!"