In my Jr. High classroom, I post a daily question on the whiteboard and students answer using whiteboard markers or post-its. I will use the answers to mark my attendance. In the past, teachers have used these as writing prompts for journals. I have created my questions for the year. On my students birthdays, I often make the most about them, asking the students to write something nice about them. Use this if you please, adjust the questions or days as needed. Questions and examples found on Pinterest. Enjoy.