| Communication notebooks between teachers and parents are designed to smoothen two-way communication between schools and studentsf homes. They are used especially for lower grades in elementary schools. Students themselves transcribe daily notes in their notebooks based on what their home-room teachers write on blackboard for students to copy. At the beginning of the 1st grade when students cannot write letters, they paste a piece of paper with tomorrowfs schedule written down on a communication notebook. For comments for individual students, teachers will write them down on the notebooks directly. Later at home, parents check the notebooks, sign them, and then write down requests or messages to the teachers. When students go to school the next day, the home-room teachers checks the comments in their notebooks.