Turn any old notebook inside out, make a base out of cardboard to fit and attach it with duct tape. Flip charts have a million uses. I use mine to tell whose turn it is to use the computer, who gets to sit on the couch, whose turn it is for Show and Tell, etc. I also use flip charts to keep a running list of story starters for those who can't think of anything to write. I discovered this in a catalogue. Flip charts were selling for $25 and I noticed they're only notebooks turned inside out with a base on them. Teachers are too smart for that!