Move over tongue depressors. There's a new kid(s) in town! I found these at a store called Utah/Idaho School Supply. I'm sure any school supply store will do. They have great stuff.
The best thing about these guys is they're each basically a white board, so you can wipe off a child's name as they graduate, move, etc.
Just thinking, it might be fun to dress these guys up somewhat for each holiday. Like, I saw some foam cutouts of cowboy hats that could be taped on their heads for July. Maybe even tie a little piece of a red bandanna around the neck.... green boleros for St. Patrick's Day.....etc. It's these little details that the kids seem to respond to so much. ANYthing for the kids, right?