In my classroom we have a Pridebook. This is a take off on Facebook. Children's pictures are inserted in the box- I then laminate the card stock. Children can then update on their facebook page- which is on the wall.( with velcro) They can use dry erase markers or Vis-a-vis. I use this as an activator or as a ticket out the door question.
On the first day of school- students can answer a more personal question- ie What is your favorite book? What did you do this summer?
You can also use these as task card- and put the child's picture on them.