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When completing either a half-yearly or yearly reports, its main purpose is to inform parents of their child's progress and achievements thus far. Your comments should be constructive, insightful and original.

When writing comments it should be an honest reflection of the child's achievements, be positive and encouraging.

The following lists a variety of report card comments, that may help you when completing reports or documentation.

Attitude

Your child:

  • is an enthusiastic learner who seems to enjoy coming to the centre.
  • exhibits a positive outlook and attitude in the room.
  • appears well rested and ready for each day's activities.
  • shows enthusiasm for all activities.
  • shows initiative and looks for new ways to get involved.
  • uses instincts to deal with matters independently and in a positive way.
  • strives to reach their full potential.
  • is committed to doing their best.
  • seeks new challenges.
  • takes responsibility for their learning.

Behaviour

Your child:

  • cooperates consistently with all Educators and peers.
  • transitions easily between activities without distraction.
  • is courteous and shows good manners.
  • follows room rules.
  • conducts themselves with maturity.
  • responds appropriately when corrected.
  • remains focused on the activity at hand.
  • resists the urge to be distracted by peers.
  • is kind and helpful to everyone in the room.
  • sets an example of excellence in behaviour and cooperation.

Character

Your child:

  • shows respect for Educators and peers.
  • treats centre's property and the belongings of others with care and respect.
  • is honest in dealings with others.
  • joins in all projects.
  • is concerned about the feelings of peers.
  • can be depended on to do what they are asked to do.
  • seeks responsibilities and follows through.
  • is thoughtful in interactions with others.
  • is kind, respectful and helpful when interacting with his/her peers.
  • is respectful of other Educators. people and peers.
  • demonstrates responsibility daily by caring for the materials in the room carefully and thoughtfully
  • is considerate when interacting with his/her Educators.
  • demonstrates his/her manners on a daily basis and is always respectful
  • has incredible self-discipline and always completes activities/tasks done in a timely manner
  • perseveres when faced with difficulty by asking questions and trying his/her best
  • does not give up when facing a task that is difficult and always does his/her best
  • is such a caring boy/girl and demonstrates concern for his/her peers
  • demonstrates his/her caring nature when helping his/her peers when they need the assistance
  • can always be counted on to cooperate with his/her peers
  • is able to cooperate and work well with any of their peers
  • is exceptionally organized and takes care of his/her things
  • is always enthusiastic when completing his/her work
  • is agreeable and polite when working with others
  • is thoughtful and kind in his/her interactions with others
  • is creative when problem-solving
  • is very hardworking and always completes activities
  • is patient and kind when working with his/her peers who need extra assistance

Interests and Talents

Your child:

  • has a well-developed sense of humour.
  • holds many varied interests.
  • has a keen interest that has been shared within the room.
  • displays and talks about personal items from home when they relate to topics of interest.
  • provides background knowledge about topics of particular interest to them.
  • has an impressive understanding and depth of knowledge about their interests.
  • seeks additional information independently about topics that pique interest.
  • frequently discusses concepts about which they have read.
  • is a gifted performer.
  • is a talented artist.
  • enjoys sharing their musical talent with the class.

Participation

Your child:

  • listens attentively to the responses of others.
  • follows directions.
  • takes an active role in discussions.
  • enhances group discussion through their comments.
  • shares personal experiences and opinions with peers.
  • responds to what has been read or discussed in the room.
  • asks for clarification when needed.
  • remains an active learner throughout the day.

Social Skills

Your child:

  • makes friends quickly.
  • is well-liked by all.
  • handles disagreements with peers appropriately.
  • treats other children with fairness and understanding.
  • is a valued member of the room.
  • has compassion for peers and others.
  • seems comfortable in new situations.
  • enjoys conversation with friends.
  • chooses to spend free time with friends.

Work Habits

Your child:

  • is a conscientious, hard-working.
  • works independently.
  • is a self-motivated.
  • readily grasps new concepts and ideas.
  • stays on task with little supervision.
  • displays self-discipline.

Personality

  • Zee comes cheerfully to school and greets her teachers with a bright smile. She leaves her things in class and runs off to catch a little game with her friends outdoors before the bell goes.
  • Tina has learnt to express her needs and difficulties clearly and appropriately. When someone is assertive in a group and she disagrees, she is able to stand up to them with an emphatic ‘no’.
  • He does not give in easily to the demands of his peers. He confidently stands up and asks for his rights.
  • Her interest wanes when an activity has to be done in a group and she tends to get playful. She prefers to complete a project by herself.
  • He tries to talk himself out of a tricky situation with his teacher but his own sense of fairness and reasoning stops this process midway.

Interactions

  • Her social circle has widened. She has begun playing with the boys in her class. She shares a warm relationship with adults in the class. She always communicates her difficulties with her teacher.
  • He seems interested in people, feels connected and has an affection for them. He is concerned when any of his classmates is in pain or is injured and will help them.
  • He is very observant of his classmates and can report coherently what most of his friends are doing at any given point in time.

Cognitive Development

  • Learning by watching others is a strategy Lee adopts successfully.
  • He explores actively his natural environment and observes phenomena he comes across with a keen eye.
  • He makes good connections and infers well.
  • She is quick to follow concepts and directions. She listens carefully to instructions and responds accordingly.
  • She is confident of whatever she undertakes and works independently.
  • She completes a given task and does not hesitate to ask for help whenever required.
  • Her interest in books continues as she spends a lot of time browsing through the books in the library corner.
  • She is quick to notice the change of books and immediately settles down to browse through them.
  • His quality of listening is selective. He will listen only to what interests him.
  • He has to be reminded very often that he is in a group and needs to restrain himself.
  • Sometimes this lack of listening is because he thinks he knows it already.

Communication and Language

  • During circle time, she occasionally participates by sharing news.
  • She has not been regular in bringing things for Show and Tell’. Participating in the programme may help her gain confidence in the presentation.
  • Tarika is articulate. She has started participating in class discussions. She shares the news with much enthusiasm.
  • She enjoys the ‘guest’ assemblies and asks pertinent questions to the speaker.
  • He is an articulate child who speaks fluently in English. His speech is clear and coherent.
  • He expresses his thoughts and ideas clearly. He is regular in bringing items for ‘Show and Tell’. He speaks confidently to the group. He also listens to his friends while they are speaking.
  • Long conversations bore him as also listening to ‘Show and Tell’.


Physical Development

  • Active and energetic, John enjoys being outdoors. He is agile on the jungle gym and runs very fast.
  • He participates well in organised games. His motor coordination is good.
  • Lucy takes long to finish her lunch. She seems to have strong reservations about some vegetables and food
  • She is being helped to have all that is served without indulging in strong likes and dislikes.

Creativity

  • Her creativity is expressed in her artwork. Her work is meticulously done. She is innovative in her craftwork.
  • Chris is learning to take care of his belongings. Very often he misplaces his books and stationery.
  • He is also yet to take responsibility for classroom chores. He does not volunteer to do the classroom duties but when called upon by the teacher or friends, does a neat job.

End Of The Year

  • I have truly enjoyed getting to know Rose and wish her the very best in Kindergarten and beyond.
  • I have enjoyed having Tim in my room this year and will truly miss him as he moves on to Kindergarten.
  • Maya is a very special child and one that I will never forget. I will miss her next year.
  • Toby is a wonderful student, and I’m happy to have had him this year.
  • With her friendly, cooperative attitude, she will always be a pleasant addition to Kindergarten.
  • Thank you for your cooperation and assistance at home with James.
  • I enjoyed having Corey in my room.

For ideas on writing prompts and comments, when writing a report on a child, please read the following:  Writing Prompts and Phrases For Yearly Reports On Children

To write about a child's weakness, read the following: Turning Children's Weaknesses Into Strengths

For a list of descriptive words to use while writing reports: Descriptive Words For Documentation, Observations and Reports

Reference: 
125 Report Card Comments, Education World, 6 February 2017

Last modified on Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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