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    Default Does your child's primary school use text books?

    Do you like them?

    How much do they cost?

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    $60 for the year 3 books.
    I don't have an opinion either way.


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    What text books did you get?

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    Year 3
    Sound Waves National Ed 3 15.95
    1 Collins Australian Compact Dictionary 7th Ed 29.99
    1 iMaths National Edition 3 Student Book 17.95
    1 iMaths Tracker National 3 8.95
    1 Targeting Handwriting 3 Qld Student 13.95
    1 Sound Waves Student Chart (new students only) 6.95

    Year 1
    Targeting Handwriting 1 Qld Student 13.95
    1 My Beginner's Dictionary 4th Edition 6.95
    1 Sound Waves National Ed 1 15.95
    1 iMaths National Edition 1 Student Book 17.95
    1 iMaths Tracker National 1 8.95
    1 Sound Waves Student Chart (available from school office) 6.95

    Text book list and prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    What text books did you get?
    Honestly wouldn't have a clue. I won't see them until DS brings them home at the end of the year.

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    Neither the school I teach at, nor the one my children attend use textbooks. It's too hard to get parents to pay for them, and if even one doesn't pay, you spend the whole year working around that child, photocopying pages and so on.

    As a teacher, not having a set text gives me more options to create my own lessons, or use bits and pieces from different books to suit exactly what I need to teach my class that day. I'd hate to be limited to only one text.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FionaV View Post
    Neither the school I teach at, nor the one my children attend use textbooks. It's too hard to get parents to pay for them, and if even one doesn't pay, you spend the whole year working around that child, photocopying pages and so on.

    As a teacher, not having a set text gives me more options to create my own lessons, or use bits and pieces from different books to suit exactly what I need to teach my class that day. I'd hate to be limited to only one text.
    I'm a teacher as well and I don't like them but I'm choosing between schools for my daughter. They are both public schools. One uses them, one doesn't. I don't think they should be used. The school that is supposed to be better uses text books.

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    Our school has them. I personally like a balance between computer learning and text books. I'm still not entirely convinced kids retain as much from what they see on computers compared with what they read in books. Maybe I'm just old school but I believe there is still a place for text books.

    DD1's are the same as Piña Colada's.

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    I don't mind the odd textbook. .. but they shouldn't be used as the main resource. .. kind of like a quick consolidation type activity. I particularly hate literacy ones. Maths ones are okay depending on how good they are.
    Lessons shouldn't be planned around them. I'm a teacher. My school is slowly phasing them out. . but many parents like them so it's been a hard process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Our school has them. I personally like a balance between computer learning and text books. I'm still not entirely convinced kids retain as much from what they see on computers compared with what they read in books. Maybe I'm just old school but I believe there is still a place for text books.

    DD1's are the same as Piña Colada's.
    I'm thinking more along the lines of text books where they complete all their work. Instead of writing the sums themselves etc.

    I use text books sometimes. I just don't think every child needs them.


 

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