Instead of buying a grade book, I printed my own. There is a place for the students name on the side, the name of the assignment at the top, a notes section if needed and then their grades. This worked better for me than a store bought grade book because I could print updates and changes as needed and I found the spaces were bigger in size than most store bought books. The download is an Excel file with multiple pages so you can adjust it to accommodate however many class periods you may teach. I printed a new page each six weeks and it was nice to have my students names already typed in, instead of having to write them in.