Great idea for kids who are done early. Write activities on a stick for them to pick when they are done their work. Examples could be: write a letter to a friend, write a story, practice spelling words, do math flashcards, etc.
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.