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Not suitable for subject specific (secondary) teaching
on 26 February 2011
I am a Secondary School Science trainee teacher purchasing my own resources.
I bought this book and intended to use it for keeping a record of my classes attendance and work at secondary level for science.
This book is not suitable for secondary teachers, only primary. I have 5 different classes (which will rise to 8/9) each with ~30 students and this book doesn't allow me to enter all their data.
This books contains;
1st page: "This book belongs to..."
Pages 2 & 3: "Student Roster" - boxes to complete to contain information of up to 36 pupils regarding their name, Guardian, Telephone, and Address.
Pages 4 & 5: "Year at a glance", the months of the year have big boxes to fill like a calendar.
Pages 6 - 62 : Spread sheets for assignments or attendance. Each spread sheet includes headings 'Subject' and 'period', there are spaces for 36 pupils over 10 weeks, with M,T,W,T,F beneath each week, small boxes for date and a space for assignment or attendance. So there are 27 sheets.
Pages 63 & 64 : "Notes" Lines sheets for notes.
What I like about the book is that each sheet is perforated to allow students names to be folded back to carry onto another sheet either for attendance of performance without re-writing names.
Also I found that the Plain smooth cover of the book allows the use of drywipe markers to be used, like a mini white board. Be aware that the cover is red and may not be visible to everyone
It would also be suitable for children playing 'schools'.
I will be using this book, for the 5 months I have left on a reduced timetable of teaching this will do and it was cheap enough.
For full time secondary school teachers this may not be suitable at all.