Have you tried the message board? My firsties LOVE sending me notes and getting messages. Some of them are so funny!
One of my boys is fascinated with the name Bob. He sent me a message that said,
"Hi Bob." I messaged back. "My name is not Bob." The next day, he was so excited to get the message. He laughed and said, "You, said-My name is not Bob." His next message was "Hi this is bobe." I loved the humor he showed.
I get messages about how their day has gone, concerns, and just the normal-You are the best techer.-This is fun.
I am glad your students are loving it. I know mine are and have logged in a lot of minutes in the month that we've had it.
I think I've convinced my principal to buy it for us next year.