Do you ever feel like you might need a copy of this?
Our school is on a trimester system, so I write report cards three times a year. When I first started teacher I wrote them all by hand. I had to painstakingly plan out what I would write first so I wouldn’t have to second guess and use gobs of white out. I am thankful for the computerized version, even when I have to edit and revise to make sure I don’t exceed the character limit.
One of the first things I was ever told was to start and end with a positive. For some students this is a piece of cake. For others this can provide a creative challenge. Over the years I have bookmarked and collected pages of resources with ideas for comments to share with families during grading periods.
Since I just finished writing my report cards, I thought this would be a great time to share a great resource with you – just in case you are ever at a loss for words.
Genia Connell wrote a great article for Scholastic last fall (Nov. 2012). Click the picture to go to the article.
She includes ideas for each of the following categories:
starting with a positive
setting a goal for a student
Here’s another from Mrs. Nielson over at Thriving 3rd Graders. Click the picture to grab the document:
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