I love the idea of an appointment book for kids to get with partners -- but when you see them for one period a day the whole 11:00, 2:00, or 10:00 partner doesn't make sense.
So, I decided that students would match up with partners the first or second week of school based on common interest and then I would say who their partner of the day/week was based on the emoji
Students write their answers (in pen, since my students like to change answers to be with their friends) on the left and the partner's name to the right of the emoji.
I put the spinner on my bulletin board (stapled the bottom part and attached the top with a tack in the middle) to change on an as-needed basis.
The book partner will always be their absentee partner who fills out the "While You Were Out" Slips