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Report Card Comments & Phrases for Kindergarten

Stephen Solomon, TeacherVision Contributor

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Academic Achievement and Improvement Remarks for Kindergarten Students

Positive Comments:

  • ____________ has made solid progress in [reading/writing/math] and is performing [at grade level/above grade level] benchmarks. Good job!
  • ____________ is an attentive student who has shown regular improvement in [reading/writing/math] skills since [his/her] last report card.
  • ____________ works hard in class and has excellent [reading/writing/math] skills for [his/her] age. [He\she] enjoys [these/this subject(s)]. Please encourage [him/her] to use these skills at home!
  • ____________ enjoys school and [his/her] enthusiasm is reflected in the quality of work [he/she] does in class and at home. [He/she] is a great student!
  • ____________ has shown remarkable progress in [reading/writing/math] and consistently exceeds grade-level expectations. Keep up the excellent work!
  • ____________ demonstrates a strong grasp of [reading/writing/math] concepts and consistently applies them in class. [He/She] is a dedicated learner who consistently strives for improvement.

Needs Improvement Comments:

  • ____________ is making progress in [his/her] core subjects but is having some difficulty with _________. I am not concerned about this at the moment, and believe that with continued hard work [he/she] will see improvement quickly.
  • I am concerned with ___________’s academic progress, and would like to schedule a conference with you to discuss how best to support [his/her] efforts both in school and at home.
  • ____________ is an enthusiastic learner who enjoys school. [He/she] is having some difficulty with [reading/writing/math] - please continue to review with [him/her] nightly.
  • ____________ has continued to struggle with [reading/writing/math], despite additional in-class and at-home support. I would like to schedule a conference with you to discuss benchmark testing and possible specialist support.
  • ____________ is working hard in all core subjects but is facing challenges with ___________. I am confident that with targeted support and continued effort, [he/she] will make significant progress in this area.
  • I have concerns about ___________'s academic progress, particularly in [reading/writing/math]. It would be beneficial to schedule a meeting to discuss strategies and interventions to help [him/her] improve in these areas both at school and at home.

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Language and Literacy Skills Remarks for Kindergarten Students

  • ____________ demonstrates a strong vocabulary and uses a variety of words to express ideas and thoughts. Well done!
  • ____________ shows enthusiasm for reading and actively participates in shared reading activities. Keep up the great work!
  • ____________ has made significant progress in letter recognition and is starting to blend sounds to read simple words. Excellent effort!
  • ____________ enjoys writing and is beginning to use punctuation marks and capital letters correctly. Keep practicing!
  • ____________ consistently demonstrates a love for books and actively engages in independent reading. Keep up the great reading habits!
  • ____________ shows great improvement in phonics skills and is now able to decode and blend more complex words. Well done on your progress!
  • ____________ is still developing phonemic awareness skills and needs additional support to identify and manipulate sounds in words.
  • I would like to see ____________ demonstrate more confidence in reading aloud and taking risks in sounding out unfamiliar words.
  • ____________ needs to work on letter formation and improving handwriting legibility. Consistent practice at home will help.
  • ____________ is struggling with comprehending longer texts and needs more practice in summarizing and retelling stories.
  • ____________ shows improvement in recognizing letter sounds, but still needs practice in blending them together to read words fluently.
  • I encourage ____________ to expand [his/ her] vocabulary by using more descriptive words in [his/her] writing and speaking.

Math Skills Remarks for Kindergarten Students

  • ____________ demonstrates a solid understanding of basic math concepts, such as number recognition, counting, and basic addition/subtraction. Well done!
  • ____________ shows enthusiasm for math and actively engages in hands-on activities and problem-solving tasks. Keep up the great work!
  • ____________ has made significant progress in understanding and applying math skills, such as identifying shapes, sorting objects, and recognizing patterns. Excellent effort!
  • ____________ enjoys exploring numbers and is beginning to understand basic math operations, such as adding and subtracting small quantities. Keep practicing!
  • ____________ consistently demonstrates a strong foundation in math skills and applies them in various real-life situations. Keep up the great math abilities!
  • ____________ shows great improvement in math skills and is now able to solve simple word problems and use basic math vocabulary. Well done on your progress!
  • ____________ is still developing a solid understanding of basic math concepts, such as number recognition and counting. Additional practice and reinforcement at home will be beneficial.
  • I would like to see ____________ demonstrate more confidence in solving math problems independently and applying math skills in different contexts.
  • ____________ needs to work on developing a stronger grasp of basic math operations, such as addition and subtraction. Consistent practice and support at home will help.
  • ____________ is struggling with understanding and applying more complex math concepts, such as measurement and time. Additional guidance and targeted practice will be beneficial.
  • ____________ shows improvement in math skills, but still needs practice in solving word problems and explaining math thinking. Continued practice and support will help strengthen these areas.
  • I encourage ____________ to expand [his/her] math vocabulary and use more precise math language when explaining math concepts and reasoning.

Art and Creativity Remarks for Kindergarten Students

  • ____________ demonstrates a strong sense of creativity and imagination in [his/her] artwork. [He/She] enjoys exploring different materials and techniques.
  • ____________ shows great enthusiasm for art activities and is always eager to experiment with colors and textures.
  • ____________ consistently produces artwork that is unique and showcases [his/her] individuality. [He/She] is not afraid to take risks and try new approaches.
  • ____________ pays attention to details and takes pride in [his/her] artwork. [His/Her] pieces often display a high level of craftsmanship.
  • ____________ effectively uses various art mediums to express [his/her] ideas and emotions. [His/Her] artwork is visually engaging and thought-provoking.
  • ____________ shows a natural talent for art and consistently produces visually appealing and imaginative artwork.
  • ____________ is encouraged to take more risks and explore different art techniques. [He/She] tends to stick to familiar styles and materials.
  • ____________ needs guidance in developing [his/her] fine motor skills for more precise artwork. Encouraging [him/her] to practice control and attention to detail would be beneficial.
  • ____________ sometimes struggles with following instructions in art projects, resulting in incomplete or messy artwork. Encouraging [him/her] to listen carefully and follow step-by-step instructions would help improve [his/her] work.
  • ____________ would benefit from experimenting with a wider range of art materials and techniques to expand [his/her] creativity and artistic expression.
  • ____________ needs to work on focusing on the task at hand during art activities, as [he/she] can become easily distracted and rush through [his/her] work.
  • ____________ is encouraged to put more effort into completing [his/her] artwork. [He/She] sometimes shows a lack of commitment and may need reminders to finish [his/her] projects.

Fine Motor Skills Remarks for Kindergarten Students

  • ____________ demonstrates excellent fine motor skills, showing precision and control when handling small objects and tools. [He/She] can manipulate small items with ease.
  • ____________ has made significant progress in developing fine motor skills, such as cutting, coloring, and writing. [He/She] can now complete tasks that require good hand-eye coordination.
  • ____________ shows great dexterity and coordination in [his/her] fine motor activities. [He/She] can complete intricate tasks with ease and accuracy.
  • ____________ is still developing fine motor skills and may need additional practice and support to improve [his/her] handwriting and control when using small tools.
  • I encourage ____________ to work on strengthening [his/her] fine motor skills, such as using scissors and holding a pencil correctly. Consistent practice at home will help improve [his/her] control and precision.
  • ____________ needs to focus on developing better control over [his/her] fine motor movements, such as coloring within the lines and using proper grip while writing. Continued practice and guidance will support [his/her] progress in this area.

Gross Motor Skills Remarks for Kindergarten Students

  • ____________ demonstrates excellent gross motor skills, showing coordination and control in activities such as running, jumping, and throwing. [He/She] participates actively and confidently in physical activities.
  • ____________ has made great progress in developing gross motor skills. [He/She] is now able to perform more complex movements, such as skipping and hopping on one foot. Well done!
  • ____________ shows enthusiasm and skill in various gross motor activities. [He/She] can maintain balance and coordination while participating in games and sports.
  • ____________ is still developing gross motor skills and may need additional practice and support to improve [his/her] coordination and balance. Encouraging participation in physical activities at home would be beneficial.
  • I encourage ____________ to work on strengthening [his/her] gross motor skills, such as running, jumping, and catching. Continued practice and engagement in physical activities will help improve [his/her] overall coordination.
  • ____________ needs to focus on developing better control over [his/her] gross motor movements, such as skipping and throwing. Targeted practice and guidance will support [his/her] progress in this area.

Work Habit Remarks for Kindergarten Students

  • ____________ has made great progress in improving [his/her] work habits, and is now submitting work that is grade-level appropriate. Great job!
  • ____________ has excellent work habits and always completes [his/her] work and other tasks on time and with great care. [He/she] is a great model for other students in our class!
  • ____________ works very well independently, is enthusiastic and conscientious, and submits neat, correct, and high-quality work every time. Awesome job!
  • ____________ consistently demonstrates excellent work habits and takes pride in completing assignments to the best of [his/her] ability. [He/She] is always focused, and attentive, and ensures that [his/her] work is neat and accurate.
  • ____________ has shown tremendous growth in [his/her] work habits throughout the year. [He/She] consistently demonstrates a strong work ethic, takes initiative, and goes above and beyond in completing tasks. [His/Her] dedication and commitment to quality work are commendable.
  • ____________ does mostly good work, but [he/she] is not consistent. We will continue to work on helping [him/her] submit [his/her] best work every time - please continue with the great support at home!
  • As discussed in previous meetings, ___________’s work habits still require continued support and attention to get [him/her] to an acceptable level.
  • ____________ is struggling with completing work and other tasks on time and without assistance. {He/she] is easily distracted and has difficulty staying on task when this happens.
  • ____________ generally does quality work, but is sometimes too focused on getting [his/her] independent work done too quickly, which leads to issues with accuracy and unnecessary errors. Please help to reinforce a careful and focused work pace at home.
  • ____________ needs help to finish independent assignments. [He/she] has made progress in managing time and making serious efforts, but needs continued support in this area to develop the skills necessary for doing great work on [his/her] own.

Personality and Attitude Remarks for Kindergarten Students

  • ____________ is thoughtful, pleasant, curious, and a hard worker. [He/she] enjoys school and is a great classmate. Great job!
  • ____________ shows interest in and enthusiasm for school, [his/her] classmates, and learning and applying new skills and concepts. [He/she] is a joy to have in class.
  • ____________ enjoys participating in class activities, working in groups, and helping others. [He/she] adds a lot to the personality of our classroom and is well-liked by other students.
  • ____________’s attitude toward school and [his/her] classmates has improved dramatically since the last reporting period. Thank you for being so helpful!
  • ____________ consistently demonstrates a positive attitude towards school, showing enthusiasm and a genuine love for learning. [He/She] approaches challenges with a positive mindset and is always willing to help and support classmates.
  • ____________ displays a friendly and respectful demeanor towards peers and teachers. [He/She] actively contributes to a positive classroom environment by being kind, considerate, and inclusive towards others. [His/Her] positive attitude is contagious and helps create a welcoming atmosphere for everyone.
  • ____________ is struggling with consistency in [his/her] attitude in school. While [he/she] is very good at [behavior/attitude], [he/she] sometimes struggles with [behavior/attitude]. We will continue to work on this, and your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
  • ____________ needs to be encouraged to participate more in class activities and group work. [He/she] has progressed with this since the beginning of the year, but has more work to do.
  • ____________ is struggling with consistently following classroom rules, especially those having to do with [behavior/attitude/norm]. I am confident that with ongoing support and reminders, [he/she] will quickly improve this area.
  • ____________ has continued to struggle with adapting to classroom rules and routines. I would like to schedule a conference with you to discuss how we can work together to improve [his/her] behavior.
  • ____________ is having difficulty demonstrating consistent positive behavior and attitude in school. While [he/she] is capable of showing [behavior/attitude], [he/she] sometimes struggles with [behavior/attitude]. Continued support and assistance from both home and school will be beneficial in helping [him/her] improve in this area.
  • ____________ needs encouragement to actively participate in class activities and group work. Although there has been progress since the beginning of the year, [he/she] still has room for improvement. Continued practice and support will help [him/her] become more engaged in these activities.

Social-Emotional Skills Remarks and Comments for Kindergarten Students

  • ____________ manages and regulates [his/her] emotions appropriately and responds well to feedback.
  • ____________ is very good at finishing things that [he/she] starts and seeing them all the way through to the end result.
  • ____________ communicates very effectively with classmates, teachers, and other staff members.
  • ____________ is dependable, responds well to direction and coaching, and follows through on [his/her] commitments to [him/her]self and others.
  • ____________ is responsible and accountable for [his/her] work, behavior, and communication both inside and outside the classroom.
  • ____________ is always looking for ways to be helpful to other students and members of the school community.
  • ____________ works very well with classmates and others on group projects and activities, and is comfortable being a leader.
  • ____________ relates well to others and is appreciative of different perspectives, experiences, and circumstances.
  • ____________ struggles with managing [his/her] emotions appropriately and could benefit from additional support in this area.
  • ____________ has difficulty staying focused and may need reminders to stay on task during class activities.
  • ____________ has shown inconsistent problem-solving skills and would benefit from strategies to help [him/her] approach challenges more effectively.
  • ____________ has difficulty taking responsibility for [his/her] actions and may need guidance in understanding the consequences of [his/her] choices.
  • ____________ has trouble working cooperatively with peers and may need support in developing positive collaboration skills.
  • ____________ has difficulty following classroom rules and would benefit from consistent reminders and reinforcement of expectations.

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"Your child has come so far in math! Focusing on two-digit addition is the next step."

Each progress report and report card provides an opportunity for you to give parents insight into their child’s performance beyond a letter or numerical grade for conduct or academics. Parents want to know how their child is doing, but they also want to know that you get their child. Report cards also help students understand what they are doing well … as well as areas where they could improve. The best way to get these points across is via meaningful comments. Need help? We’ve got dozens of sample report card comments below that are sorted for students at every level: emerging, developing, proficient, and extending standards, plus comments that address behavior, social skills, and more.

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Tips for report card comments

Before using the list below, it’s important to know that teacher comments should be accurate, specific, and personal. The comments below are structured to allow you to fill in the blank for a particular subject or behavior, and then expand the comment. Sometimes you might require an action like a meeting with the parent. Other times you may be encouraging the student to do something in school or at home to improve on a skill or get more practice. Either way, these sample report card comments will establish the how that attaches to the what of any number or letter grade you are documenting.

Sample report card comments for students with emerging skills

It’s often difficult to know the cause of why a student’s skills are still emerging. In these situations, parents can often help you get to the bottom of it. Be specific about areas of difficulty in these comments, and don’t be afraid to ask for a parent’s help. Here are some ideas:

  • Your student could use some extra practice in [subject]. Please have them study [skill] for [time] each night.
  • Your student hasn’t yet had the chance to master [specific skill]. Review sessions are available [time frame].
  • Your student may need additional assistance with [skill/subject]. Completing classwork and homework is the first step to improving.

Your student may need additional assistance with [skill/subject]. Completing classwork and homework is the first step to improving.

  • Your student needs more practice with [specific skill]. Please check that they have completed their homework each evening.
  • We will continue focusing on reinforcing your student’s positive efforts.
  • Your student should put more effort into [subject area] to avoid incorrect or incomplete assignments.
  • Your student would benefit from more active participation in small-group activities.
  • This semester/trimester, I would like your student to work on …

Sample report card comments to encourage a follow-up phone call

We can think of many situations where a report card comment can be the first step in scheduling a phone call or meeting to discuss a concern. Write something positive about the child’s personality while requesting a parent meeting or phone call. Some examples are:

  • Your student is always respectful, but I am concerned about their work. When can we meet?
  • Your child is inquisitive and engaged in class, but they have quite a bit of missing work. Please call me to discuss some strategies.
  • Your child has a wonderful sense of humor/is helpful/is kind but fails to turn in their assignments. Let’s meet to come up with a plan to move forward.

Your child has a wonderful sense of humor/is helpful/is kind but fails to turn in their assignments. Let’s meet to come up with a plan to move forward.

  • Let’s work on strategies that will help your student follow through on their assignments.

Sample report card comments about (negative) behavior

Parents want to know how their child has behaved, even if they are not surprised by the behavior. Behavior can be even more difficult to write about than academics. Be careful to avoid personal attacks or statements that can make the parent or child feel judged. For difficult behaviors, stick to statistics and/or basic descriptions. Try things like:

  • Your student struggles with [DESIRED behavior]. We will continue to work on this behavior at school.
  • Your child struggles with [UNDESIRABLE behavior] and needs to focus on [DESIRED behavior].
  • When your student is focused, they are a pleasure to have in class. Let’s meet to discuss strategies to keep them on track.
  • Your student often struggles to focus in class, which harms their ability to engage well with class activities and assignments.
  • [Student] is working on independent work production and staying on task.
  • [Student] often struggles to focus in class, which impacts their ability to engage in class activities.
  • I encourage [student] to use time wisely to finish tasks in a timely manner.
  • I encourage [student] to be more responsible in completing tasks without frequent reminders.
  • I encourage [student] to show that they are properly engaged in learning by improving quality of work and use of class time. Please support this at home by [idea here].
  • Your student needs to slow down in order to produce quality/carefully done work.

Report card comment: Your student needs to slow down in order to produce quality/carefully done work.

  • Your student needs to follow classroom rules more closely throughout the school day.
  • Your student has exhibited [UNDESIRABLE behavior]. We will continue to reinforce appropriate behaviors.
  • Your student exhibited [UNDESIRABLE behavior] [this many] times this quarter. Let’s work to reduce the incidence of this behavior to [goal] times.
  • [Student] is encouraged to demonstrate more responsible attitudes and behaviors in the classroom.
  • [Student] is working on using appropriate language at all times.
  • [Student] requires encouragement to listen attentively during group instruction.
  • [Student] requires frequent reminders to remain attentive during instruction.
  • [Student] is working on voicing feelings and opinions and listening to others.

Sample report card comments for students with developing skills

For students who are still developing, focus on any improvement while also providing suggestions to keep the momentum going. Try these comments:

  • Your student has come so far in [subject]! Focusing on [important skill] is the next step.
  • Your student has made so much progress! They still struggle with [important skill], so that should be our next focus.
  • Your child has done well, but I am concerned that their lack of [listening/focus/motivation] has contributed to a lower grade than I know they could achieve.
  • Let’s work on motivating your student to reach their potential.
  • I would like to see your student pay closer attention to [subject/topic] in order to get a better grade.

I would like to see your student pay closer attention to [subject/topic] in order to get a better grade.

  • If your student works as hard on [important skill] as they have worked on [improved subject], then they will be caught up in no time!
  • Your child is very engaged during whole-group [subject instruction] but struggles to work independently.
  • Your student’s persistence is exemplary.
  • When motivated, your child does well on class assignments. We need to extend that motivation further.
  • Your child has improved significantly but still needs to slow down and check their work to make sure that all answers are correct.
  • Your student is struggling to understand new concepts in [subject]. Paying closer attention to the assigned reading and class lecture would be beneficial.
  • The hard work is paying off! Let’s keep it up when we start working on [next skill].
  • Your child is enthusiastic but still doesn’t understand [topic]. Additional work on this topic would be incredibly helpful.

Report card comment: Your child is enthusiastic but still doesn’t understand [topic]. Additional work on this topic would be incredibly helpful.

  • Your child requests a great deal of adult assistance when completing school work. Let’s work on encouraging independent work.

Sample report card comments for students with proficient skills

Let the parent know all the positives about their child and perhaps encourage students to dig just a little bit deeper.

  • Your student comes to school each day prepared to work hard.
  • I appreciate that your student does their best every single day.

I appreciate that your student does their best every single day.

  • Your student is an enthusiastic member of the class and shows a willingness to learn.
  • I enjoy how invested your child is in their learning.
  • I appreciate your child’s dedication to their studies in my class.
  • Not only is your student strong academically, but they are also a leader in the classroom.
  • I appreciate that your student is always committed to doing their best.
  • Your student understands the material well. Let’s find a way to help them shine.
  • Your child has the potential to be at the top of the class.
  • With a little more effort, your child could move up to the advanced group in [the subject where effort is lacking].

Report card comment; With a little more effort, your child could move up to the advanced group in [the subject where effort is lacking].

  • Your child puts in great work in [preferred subject]! If they apply those skills to [non-preferred subject], there’s no stopping them.
  • Your child excels at applying what they learn in the classroom to real-world and real-life situations. With a little more work, they could really go far!

Sample report card comments for students with advanced skills

Positive behaviors deserve just as much (if not more) attention as negative behaviors. These comments can be the most fun to write. Begin with a simple stem and then fill in the personal details that will make the parent smile. Example sentence starters are:

  • Your child exhibits exceptional focus and diligence in their work.
  • Your student is excellent at taking ownership of their learning.
  • I appreciate that your child is committed to doing their best.
  • Your student seeks new challenges.
  • Your child has a fantastic work ethic.
  • Your child exceeds expectations on a regular basis.
  • Your student avoids careless errors through attention to detail.

Report card comments: your student avoids careless errors through attention to detail.

  • Your child sets high standards for themself and achieves them.
  • Teaching your child is always an adventure! I love it when they …
  • Your child conducts themself with maturity.
  • Your child is able to focus and stays on task during independent work times.
  • Your student uses instincts to deal with matters independently and in a positive way.
  • I have enjoyed your child’s sense of humor in our classroom, as well as …
  • Your child has an impressive understanding and knowledge about their interests.

Sample report card comments to showcase students’ strengths

Students who excel at helping out others deserve to have their skills mentioned in comments!

  • [Student] is confident, positive, and a great role model for their classmates.
  • [Student] is a valuable part of class. They are among the first to help and mentor classmates.
  • [Student] has shown an ability to set goals and work to achieve them.
  • [Student] is engaged and able to set their own learning targets.
  • [Student] is an active participant. They listen attentively and make an effort to avoid distractions that could disrupt their learning.
  • [Student] is accountable for their actions and takes opportunities to improve.
  • [Student] relates well to classmates and appreciates peers’ perspectives.
  • [Student] demonstrates emotional maturity and responds appropriately to feedback.
  • [Student] always looks for ways to be helpful in the classroom.
  • [Student] is dependable and reliable and follows through on commitments.
  • Your student relates well to classmates and is appreciative of different perspectives and experiences.

Report card comments: Your student relates well to classmates and is appreciative of different perspectives and experiences.

  • It is a joy teaching your student! I can always count on them to …
  • Your child makes the classroom a brighter place. They often …
  • Your student’s conduct is exemplary. They …
  • Your student works well with classmates and often takes a leadership role.
  • Not only is your child a strong student, but they are also a wonderful human being.
  • Your student displays good citizenship by assisting other students.
  • Your child demonstrates responsibility daily by caring for the materials in our classroom conscientiously.
  • Your child is exceptionally organized and takes care of their things.
  • Your child is thoughtful and kind in their interactions with others.
  • Your student plans and carries out group activities carefully.
  • Your child is a very special student and one that I will never forget. I will miss them next year!

While all of these comments can supplement the grades on a report card, you don’t have to wait to use them. Sending notes home between progress reports and report cards with little comments like these can bolster the parent-teacher relationship. Write them in communication folders or on postcards for that extra school-home connection.

Sample report card comments to highlight positive behavior

Sometimes you’ll have a lot to say about a student’s positive behaviors. Parents love to hear that their kids are model citizens. Here are comments that communicate all the good behaviors you see in class.

  • [Student] works well with classmates on group work and often takes a leadership role.
  • [Student] shows a positive attitude when working with peers. They take and give suggestions and directions effectively.
  • [Student] excels at applying what they learn to real-world situations.
  • It is a pleasure to have [student]’s enthusiasm and maturity in class.
  • [Student] is an enthusiastic member of class and shows a willingness to learn.
  • [Student] shows responsible behavior, works well in a group, and shows appreciation for classmates’ efforts.

[Student] shows responsible behavior, works well in a group, and shows appreciation for classmates’ efforts.

  • [Student] is focused during class activities and participates in discussions.
  • [Student] works on independent work with focus and confidence.
  • [Student] has overcome big challenges this year.
  • [Student] follows directions promptly and accurately.
  • [Student] transitions easily between classroom activities without distraction.
  • [Student] is polite and uses good manners in the classroom.
  • [Student] responds appropriately when corrected.
  • [Student] takes classroom jobs seriously and demonstrates responsibility when completing them.

Sample report card comments for math

Providing specific information about how a child is doing in core subjects helps parents know exactly what to expect on the grades portion of the report card. And providing a positive statement about a subject can help you lead into a statement about what the child needs to work on.

  • [Student] has a good understanding of math concepts taught this year. They continue to complete work correctly and enjoy math activities.
  • [Student] has a positive attitude toward math but has trouble in a few key areas [list here]. Practicing every night at home will help them improve in these areas.
  • [Student] demonstrates a good understanding of math concepts and communicates clearly and with strong justification.
  • [Student] seems to need continuous encouragement in math. They continue to struggle with foundational math concepts for [grade level].

[Student] seems to need continuous encouragement in math. They continue to struggle with foundational math concepts for [grade level].

  • [Student] is having a difficult time with certain concepts in math. Areas in need of extra work include [list here].
  • [Student] is struggling to maintain pace in math. They could benefit from [practice activity here].
  • [Student] is easily distracted during math and this impacts their learning.
  • [Student] does well on math assignments but struggles with tests. Please make sure they study and prepare for tests as they approach.

Sample report card comments for reading and writing

Just like with math, it’s good to comment on the specific aspects of academics that students are doing well and those that they can work on. Use these comments to explain where a student is in their reading and writing progress.

  • [Student] has made great improvements in [spelling, comprehension, reading] and could use support in [spelling, comprehension, reading]. Please reach out if you need supplemental learning materials to use for practice at home.
  • [Student] always puts effort into their writing work.

[Student] always puts effort into their writing work.

  • [Student] is able to take new skills and apply them to writing assignments.
  • [Student] is able to offer responses to text and supports ideas with sound reasoning and examples.
  • [Student] reads with fluency and comprehension.  
  • [Student] is working on reading fluency. They would benefit from reading aloud at home.
  • [Student] is able to understand and discuss text read aloud.
  • [Student] consistently reads grade-level material.
  • [Student] is able to choose books to read that they really enjoy.
  • [Student] uses editing skills to edit writing to improve grammar and punctuation.
  • [Student] organizes writing well and organizes thoughts into complete paragraphs.

[Student] organizes writing well and organizes thoughts into complete paragraphs.

  • [Student] is able to analyze character actions and story plots and make inferences from what they read.
  • [Student] is thoughtful and insightful in class discussion and written work. They express their ideas clearly.

Sample report card comments about social skills

As much as school is about academics, parents also worry about social skills and how their child is doing in terms of fitting in, making friends, and managing social situations. For some kids, this will be a strength and for some it will be an area of focus, but make sure to include whatever information parents need to know.

  • [Student] has made many friends in the classroom.
  • [Student] is well liked by classmates.
  • [Student] treats other students with empathy and fairness.

[Student] treats other students with empathy and fairness.

  • [Student] handles disagreements with peers appropriately.
  • [Student] appears comfortable in new situations.
  • [Student] chooses to spend free time with friends.

Sample report card comments about communication

Communication is another important skill that students are learning and honing in school that you can report on. Particularly for kids whose communication skills are either a strength or something they need help with, a comment about this can be very helpful to parents.

  • [Student] has a well-developed vocabulary.
  • [Student] expresses their ideas clearly.
  • [Student] has a vibrant imagination and uses their imagination in storytelling and writing.
  • [Student] always participates in whole-group discussions.
  • [Student] can make a logical and persuasive argument in oral discussion or in writing.

[Student] can make a logical and persuasive argument in oral discussion or in writing.

  • [Student] listens to the comments and ideas of others without interrupting.
  • [Student] is working on participating in class. Please encourage them to raise their hand or engage in group discussion.
  • I would love to hear from [student] more. Please encourage them to participate in class.
  • [Student] is working on using their words to solve problems/communicate well with peers.

Sample report card comments about group work

Group work gets at a child’s ability to work with peers, solve problems, and communicate. It’s also often a barometer for social skills. Giving comments about group work can tell parents a lot about how their child is able to succeed in teamwork and if there are any red flags.

  • [Student] offers constructive suggestions to peers.
  • [Student] accepts recommendations of peers and acts on them when appropriate.
  • [Student] takes various roles in group work as assigned or as needed.
  • [Student] welcomes leadership roles in groups.
  • [Student] shows fairness in distributing group tasks.
  • [Student] plans and carries out group activities carefully.

[Student] plans and carries out group activities carefully.

  • [Student] works democratically with peers.
  • [Student] encourages peers during group work.
  • [Student] is working on accepting their share of the work during group assignments.

Sample report card comments about time management

Managing time is a skill that gets more and more important as kids move through school, and it is something that all parents can help with at home. Help parents know how their child is doing managing time with these comments.

  • [Student] approaches classroom assignments, tasks, and group work in an organized way.
  • [Student] is on time and prepared for class each day.
  • [Student] works at an appropriate pace.
  • [Student] is able to pace their work for long-term assignments.

[Student] is able to pace their work for long-term assignments.

  • [Student] completes makeup work in a timely fashion.
  • [Student] is working on using time wisely.
  • [Student] is working on managing time, especially when there are multiple tasks to complete during a work period.
  • [Student] is working on organizing their materials and using organization to support work completion.

Sample report card comments about work habits

Same as time management, comments about work habits are helpful for parents because they explain how a student is approaching their work and how their academics are impacted because of these habits.

  • [Student] is self-motivated.
  • [Student] exceeds expectations with the quality of their work.
  • [Student] readily grasps new concepts or ideas.
  • [Student] produces neat and careful work.

[Student] produces neat and careful work.

  • [Student] checks work thoroughly before submitting it.
  • [Student] pays attention to work and submits work that does not have errors.
  • [Student] is working on producing neat work.
  • [Student] is working on checking work thoroughly before submitting it.
  • [Student] is working on submitting work that does not have errors. They frequently require additional review to ensure that all errors are corrected.

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When teachers talk about the joys of teaching, I’m pretty sure they aren’t talking about report card writing. It may just rank right up there with indoor recess, yard duty, and staff meetings. But report cards don’t have to be such a pain.

Here are a few report card general principles, followed by my handy dandy list of editable go-to phrases…

Three Report Card Comment Principles

1. Be Truthful but Kind

A report card’s main purpose is to inform parents about their child’s progress. While there should be no major surprises ( BIG/major issues should have already been discussed with the child’s parents/guardians ), regardless of how well the child is doing or how poorly, the report card should be an honest reflection of that child’s performance.

Having said that, of course, we want to word things in a way that is as positive as we can be and in a way that is encouraging, offering suggestions for improvement, rather than discouragement.

2. Follow the Magical Report Card Comment Format

If the child is doing well overall… you are golden!!! An easy report card is one that I LOVE to do. Unfortunately, not all students are Einsteins or angels, and we have to mention some areas that need improvement. That’s when we use the magical format, which is…

A. Start with a compliment… you might have to dig deep here and get creative, while still being genuine. Remember, every student has attributes we can praise, even the most challenging ones. You might mention the child’s attitude, personality, social skills, sense of humor, willingness or desire to help, special skill in art/music, etc.

B. Next, add a line or two about what is challenging the child , and how he/she struggles in a certain area. Don’t include a laundry list of 20 things to work on. Prioritize the list and highlight the MOST important issues. Also, do make sure to offer a solution or suggestion that is practical and helpful .

C. End on a positive note. Again, a compliment is a nice touch any time of the year, and for the end of the year report card, a best wishes for ____ grade or have a wonderful summer, or I’m so glad to have been ____’s teacher this year, and so on works well.

3. Proofread and Check, then Proofread Again

Report card time is crunch time, and when we’re trying to speed through things and get them done, those nasty little typos pop up where we least expect them.

Do make sure to double-check everything before you hit enter/print to send them home. All communication with parents is seen as a reflection of ourselves as teachers and should be as perfect as we can make it.

Now that the principles are out of the way, here is my list of 100+ report card comments (updated to include 150 comments!).

I’ve included a wide variety of comments for the wide variety of ability levels and behavioral challenges of the students that we teach in our classrooms..

Want your own set of 150 comments in three formats – Printable PDF, editable PowerPoint, and Editable Digital? Click here to take a peek!

OPENING / CLOSING – POSITIVE:

  • _____has worked very hard this semester/year, and I am proud of all of his/her accomplishments.
  • ______ is making/has made good/excellent/wonderful/outstanding progress in _____ grade.
  • _____ has done a(n)/fantastic/exemplary/wonderful/excellent job this year/semester in _____ grade and has worked so very hard.
  • I appreciate _____’s quality work/motivation to do well/attitude, and I am enjoying/have enjoyed being his/her teacher.
  •  ______ arrives at school each day with a positive/cheerful/happy attitude, ready to learn.
  • _____ is an excellent _____ grader, and he/she has made our classroom a better place.
  • _____ is doing/has done an(a) excellent/ outstanding/wonderful/ great/ fantastic job overall this semester/year.
  • _______has made good/excellent/extraordinary/fantastic/outstanding progress in all academic areas.
  • _____ is bright, motivated, and hard-working and can be proud of his/her accomplishments this semester/year.
  • _____ is intrinsically motivated and strives to please/produce top-quality/excellent work. I am enjoying/have enjoyed being his/her teacher.
  • _____ seems to enjoy school, and his/her positive attitude brightens up our classroom.
  • _____is a bright and inquisitive student who enjoys learning. He/she is a pleasure to have in class.
  • _____ has learned a great deal this semester/year and has shown particular progress/improvement in _____.
  • _______ is a(an) hard-working/attentive/determined student and is working/doing well in all subject areas.
  • _____ is a very polite/hard-working/bright student and a pleasure to be around. I am enjoying/have enjoyed being his/her teacher.
  • _____is a(n) awesome/wonderful/amazing/fabulous ____ grader, and I have enjoyed getting to know him/her this year.
  • I am so proud of _____ and wish him/her well for _____ grade and beyond.
  • I have truly enjoyed being _____’s teacher and will miss him/her next year.
  • I have enjoyed teaching ______ this year. He/she loves to learn and has shown growth throughout the year. Wishing him/her continued success.
  • _____ has been a wonderful_____ grader, and I’m so glad to have him in class. His/her great attitude/strong work ethic/hard work/determination are to be admired. He/she has a bright future ahead.
  • _____ is a hard-working/bright/likable/motivated student. I have thoroughly enjoyed having him/her in class this year. Have a wonderful summer!

ACADEMIC – POSITIVE :

  • _______has made good/excellent/wonderful/fantastic/outstanding progress in all academic areas.
  • _______ is a(an) hard-working/attentive/determined student and is working well in all subject areas.
  • _____ shows strong knowledge/strengths in the area of _____.
  • _____ has exceeded expectations in ______.
  • _____ demonstrates superior work in ______. I appreciate his/her dedication and effort.
  • _____ consistently puts forth his/her best effort in _____, which is wonderful/lovely/great to see.
  • _____ shows special/unique/particular strengths in the area of social studies/science/reading/writing/math… and has done very well this trimester/year.
  • _____ seems to enjoy reading/writing/math/science/social .. and has done an excellent/amazing job this year.
  • _____ has a good understanding/sense of theme/the main idea/ characters/ plot/ inferences, which strengthens his/her reading ability.
  • _____ reads smoothly and with good expression.
  • _____ is able to use data from graphs and charts/use a compass successfully/convert measurements correctly.
  • _____ uses reading strategies such as _____ effectively, which increases his/her reading comprehension.
  • _____ has a large/extensive/rich vocabulary, which adds to his/her ability to write effectively.
  • _____ enjoys poetry/reading/music/science/art… and excels in it.
  •  _____ is a very talented artist/writer, and I truly enjoy the detail/attention/ passion he/she puts into his/her artwork/writing.
  • _____ excels in creative/narrative/opinion/expository/report writing…
  • _____ produces stories/essays/paragraphs/research reports that are well-organized/ developed.
  • _____ has strong reading comprehension/math computation skills.
  • _____ is a creative student, and I have enjoyed seeing the wonderful writing/art projects/drawings he/she has created/written.
  • _____ uses higher-level thinking skills to complete challenging assignments.
  • _____ demonstrates a good understanding of math/reading/social studies/science… concepts.
  • _____ shows strong problem-solving skills in math/decoding skills in reading/grammar skills in writing/map skills in social studies…
  • _____ goes beyond grade-level expectations in _____. He/she often/ consistently sets and meets/exceeds academic goals.
  • _____ demonstrates a deep understanding of _____ concepts.
  • _____ has an impressive understanding and knowledge of _____.

ACADEMIC PROGRESS SHOWN – POSITIVE:

  • ______has strengthened his/her skills in _____.
  • ______has made good/excellent/wonderful/fantastic/outstanding progress in all academic areas.
  • ______ has made good/great/tremendous/significant improvement in _____.
  • _____ has worked hard to raise his/her grade in _____, and I appreciate his/her effort.
  • _____ has learned a great deal this semester/year and has shown particular improvement in _____.
  • _____ has shown steady progress/strong gains/excellent progress in the area of _____. I’m pleased with his/her effort.
  • _____ is making good progress in ______ this semester. Please encourage him/her to continue to ______.
  • _____ has shown improvement in _____, which is great to see. Please encourage him/her to continue to _____ each day/in the coming weeks to keep the momentum going.
  • _____ is making good progress in ______ but would benefit from ______ to continue showing growth.
  • I have been pleased to see that _____ is continuing to grow/consistently progressing/improving steadily in independence in/with ______.
  • _____’s quality of work has shown good/great/exceptional growth this semester.

ACADEMIC – IMPROVEMENT NEEDED:

  • _____is intelligent but works below his/her capacity/potential due to a lack of motivation/attention to quality work.
  • Unfortunately, _____’s grades have suffered from missing assignments.
  • _____is gaining confidence in _____ but would benefit from _____.
  • Please encourage _____ to _____each day to help him/her improve in _____.
  • _____ seems to find _____ challenging and would benefit from reading nightly/practicing math facts/working online…
  • _____ is capable of achieving a higher grade in _____ but needs to______ in order to make progress.
  • _____ seems to have difficulty at times with reading comprehension/ math computation/writing paragraphs… and would benefit from _____.
  • _____ needs to slow down in order to produce quality/carefully done work.
  • _____ needs to memorize his/her basic math facts in order to complete complex math problems more easily/efficiently/quickly.
  • _____ would benefit from _____ to fully memorize basic math facts.
  • Memorizing basic addition/multiplication math facts would be very helpful to _____.
  • Science/social studies tests have been very difficult for _____, and he/she would benefit from increasing the time spent studying the material.
  • This trimester, I would like to see _____ to work on _____.
  • This trimester, it would be helpful for _____ to focus on _____ in order to _____.
  • _____ needs lots of repetition and practice in order to retain _____.
  • I would like to see _____ pay closer attention to _____ in order to _____.
  • When ______ is motivated, he/she does well on class assignments.
  • _____ is excelling in many skills but needs to concentrate on ______.
  • I would like to see ____ focus on _____ each day/in the coming months.
  • _____ shows interest/has enthusiasm/seems motivated for everything we do in class. However, he/she is having some difficulty with ______. It would be helpful if he/she would ______ each night.
  • Even with extra help, _____ experiences difficulty with _____. It would benefit ______ to ______.
  • _____ rarely asks for help when he/she is confused/doesn’t understand something. We will continue to encourage _____ to ask for assistance whenever it is needed.
  • _____ exhibits minimal confidence in his/her ______ skills. It would be helpful to _____.
  • _____ is struggling to meet/maintain grade-level expectations in _____. Let’s work together to help _____ be successful in this area.

WORK HABITS AND QUALITY OF WORK – POSITIVE:

  • _____ completes his/her work carefully and completely/thoroughly.
  • I appreciate _____’s neat work, which is carefully done.
  •  _____ is very organized and finds needed materials easily.
  • ______ pays attention to detail in his/her assignments, and I appreciate the high quality of his/her work.
  • _____ turns in work that is beautifully/carefully/thoroughly done.
  • _____ has a strong work ethic and never completes any assignment halfway.
  • _____ is very responsible and turns in assignments/homework on time.
  • ____ takes tremendous pride in his/her work and completes assignments carefully.
  • _____ is focused on creating quality work and completes assignments carefully/thoroughly.
  • _____’s attention to detail can be seen in the quality of his/her work. I appreciate the care he/she takes in each assignment.
  • _____ takes pride in his/her work and consistently turns in neat and carefully completed work.
  • _____’s motivation/attitude is reflected in the work he/she turns in/creates. I am pleased to see his/her well-thought-out/thoroughly completed assignments.
  • I appreciate ______’s dedication to his/her learning/studies in class.

WORK HABITS AND QUALITY OF WORK – IMPROVEMENT NEEDED:

  • _____ needs to complete his/her work carefully and completely/ thoroughly.
  • _____ would benefit by taking responsibility to turn in assignments and/or homework on time.
  • I am concerned about _____’s organizational skills and his/her responsibility related to turning in assignments on time.
  • ______ struggles with organizational skills in the classroom and needs to keep his/her desk/workspace neater to make his/her day run more smoothly.
  • _____ struggles to find needed papers/materials and would benefit from using a folder/a binder/keeping a neater desk…
  • _____ tends to work too quickly, often resulting in careless mistakes.
  • I would like to see _____ focus on _____ in the coming months.
  • This trimester, I would like _____ to work on _____.
  • I would like to see _____ pay closer attention to ____ in order to _____.

CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR – POSITIVE:

  • _____ follows classroom rules consistently and is a good role model.
  • _____ has a positive attitude and is a joy to teach.
  •  _____ is on task regardless of the activity.
  •  _____ seems to enjoy school, and his/her positive attitude brightens up our classroom.
  •  _____ listens attentively to directions, and I appreciate his/her ability to understand the assignment and to start work right away.
  •  _____ has an excellent attitude and is always willing to lend a hand.
  •  _____ is a(an) wonderful/excellent helper and a classroom leader.
  •  _____ is polite to classmates and to all adults on staff at school.
  • _____ arrives at school each day with a positive/happy attitude, ready to learn.
  • _____ works independently and is able to complete enrichment activities when he/she is finished with required assignments.
  • _____ is able to focus and stays on task during independent working times.
  •  _____ uses class time constructively/efficiently/wisely.
  •  _____ works respectfully during independent work times.
  • ____ is a hard-working student who sets goals and reaches them.
  • _____ is a dependable/responsible/conscientious student.
  • _____ has made great strides this year in terms of _____ in the classroom/on the playground.
  • _____ has a strong work ethic and takes responsibilities seriously.
  • _____is a very respectful/kind/caring/considerate classmate/student, and I appreciate having him/her in class.
  • _____ shows determination/perseverance when faced with a challenging task.
  • _____ enjoys participating in class lessons, and his/her background knowledge adds a great deal to our discussions.
  • _____ is able to share appropriate and relevant information, which adds to classroom discussions.
  • _____ is an active participant in small groups as well as whole-class discussions/activities/projects.
  • _____ listens well and takes an active role in class lessons/class discussions/class activities/group work.
  • _____’s persistence/determination/hard work in _____ is exemplary.

CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR – IMPROVEMENT NEEDED:

  • _____ is intelligent but works below his/her capacity/potential due to off-task behaviors/a lack of motivation/attention to quality work.
  • _______ has done well in many areas, but I am concerned that his/her lack of listening/focus/motivation and following directions/working independently/working quietly has contributed to his lower grade in _____.
  • _____ struggles with following classroom rules and needs to focus on working quietly/staying in his/her seat…
  •  _____ is very talkative during quiet working periods and distracts others around him/her.
  •  Working quietly is very difficult for _____, and I would like him/her to focus on his/her work so that he/she, as well as others around him/her, are able to attend to the task at hand/learn more effectively/concentrate…
  •  _____ needs to listen and follow directions carefully during class time.
  •  I would like to see _____ put more effort into showing respect/kindness/ thoughtfulness to his classmates to strengthen social skills.
  •  _____ needs to work on taking turns speaking/working more cooperatively with classmates.
  • _____ needs to focus on raising his/her hand to speak/listening to others/waiting for others to finish before speaking/listening skills.
  • ______’s listening skills need improvement.
  •  This trimester, I would like _____ to focus on _____ in order to _____.
  • Academically, _____ is doing well overall. I would like him/her to focus on showing more kindness/respect/cooperation to his/her classmates.
  •  _____ needs frequent reminders to stay on task throughout the school day.
  • _____ needs to follow school rules at lunchtime and on the playground.
  •  _____ gets along well with classmates, but needs to work on staying on task and not socializing.
  • _____ is an intelligent student with great potential. However, he/she needs to work on staying focused in class and following directions.
  • _____ is very social and is well-liked. His/her conversations during independent work times, though, have made it difficult for _____, as well as those around him/her, to finish work successfully/to create quality work/to concentrate on the task at hand/to learn/ to complete assignments.
  • _____ has a social personality, but his/her chatting in class can be disruptive. He/she needs to work on staying focused during class so he/she and others around him/her can complete class assignments/stay on task.
  • _____ is often eager to participate in class discussions but needs to remember to raise his/her hand/wait to be called on…
  • _____ has made progress with ______ but is still struggling. Let’s continue to encourage ______ to ______.

MOTIVATION – POSITIVE:

  • _____ succeeds at whatever task he/she puts his/her mind to.
  • _____ sets high standards for himself/herself and reaches them.
  • _____ is intrinsically motivated and strives to please/produce top-quality/excellent work.
  • _____ enjoys being challenged and would benefit from _____.
  • I appreciate _____’s quality work/motivation to do well/positive attitude, and I am enjoying/have enjoyed being his/her teacher.
  • _____ is truly/genuinely eager to learn and asks questions appropriately when needed.
  • _____ shows interest and enthusiasm for classroom activities and seems to enjoy learning.
  • _____ shows determination/perseverance when faced with any task/a challenging task.
  •  _____ is a hard-working student who sets goals and reaches them.
  • _____ is self-motivated and consistently produces quality work.

SOCIAL SKILLS/CHARACTER – POSITIVE:

  • _____ is respectful to his/her classmates and is very well-liked.
  •  _____ is helpful and kind and is a pleasure to be around.
  • _____ works well with other students.
  •  _____ not only works well with his/her classmates but is a natural leader.
  • _____ is very compassionate and always shows kindness to others.
  • _____ is polite to classmates and to all adults on staff at school.
  • _____ is respectful and considerate of others.
  •  _____ demonstrates positive character traits in the classroom.
  • _____ is positive/confident and is a great role model for his/her classmates.
  • _____ is an exceptionally thoughtful student who is consistently considerate/respectful/kind to others.
  • _____is a very respectful/kind/caring/considerate classmate, and I appreciate having him/her in class.
  • _____ is a likable student with strong social skills. He/she works well with others.
  • _____has a positive attitude/is a very polite student and is a joy to teach.
  • _____ is a hard-working student who sets goals and reaches them.
  • _____ is a problem solver and shows a great deal of persistence.
  • _____ displays good citizenship in our classroom.
  • _____ has an excellent attitude and is always willing to lend a hand.
  • _____ is a(an) wonderful/excellent helper and a classroom leader.
  • I am enjoying/have enjoyed _____’s sense of humor in our classroom.
  • _____ has a wonderful personality, and his/her sense of humor makes me smile.
  • _____ is a flexible learner and adapts easily to new challenges.
  • _____ works respectfully during independent work times.
  • _____ makes a sincere effort and works hard in class.
  • _____ is a kind and caring student who is a good friend to others.
  • _____ does his/her best in school each day. I appreciate his/her positive attitude/motivation/determination.
  • _____ is an enthusiastic member of the class and comes to school each day ready to learn. I appreciate his/her positive outlook/hard-working attitude/approach to learning.

SOCIAL SKILLS/CHARACTER – NEEDS IMPROVEMENT:

  •  _______ is an intelligent student with great potential. He/she needs to work on staying focused in class and following directions.
  •  ______ needs frequent reminders to stay on task/focus throughout the school day.
  •  _____ is excelling in many skills but needs to concentrate on ______.
  • I would like to see ____ focus on/work to improve _____ in the coming months.
  • ___ needs to focus on/practice raising his/her hand to speak/listening to others/waiting for others to finish before speaking/listening skills.
  • I would like to see _____ put more effort into showing respect/kindness/ thoughtfulness to his classmates to strengthen/improve social skills.
  • _____ needs to work on taking turns speaking/working cooperatively with classmates.
  • _____ has a wonderful personality but needs to work more respectfully during independent/quiet work times…
  • _____ needs to work on showing more respect/kindness/ compassion/ cooperation to his/her classmates.
  • _____ needs to practice showing cooperation when working with other students/in small groups/during centers/during specials…

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Achievement and Improvement - General Comments:

  • If _____ continues to put out the effort he has demonstrated in the last two reporting periods, he will benefit greatly from his education.
  • The following ideas might help him enhance his _____.
  • I'm hoping that the current level of enthusiasm and progress will continue.
  • In all academic disciplines, _____ is improving. She's having a hard time with____.
  • She has a long way to go, but if she works hard enough, she will see results soon.
  • _____ takes tremendous pride in his work and always completes it neatly.
  • _____ is a frequent volunteer who makes significant contributions to the class. She has a tendency to work too rapidly, which leads to a lot of unintentional mistakes. At home and at school, we can assist her in correcting this.
  • For his age, _____ is a hard worker with outstanding vocabulary skills. He likes to read and write.
  • The quality of _____'s work reflects her positive attitude. Thank you for all of your hard work.
  • Despite his best efforts, _____ finds it difficult to keep up with the rest of the class. Can we meet to discuss this?
  • As we mentioned at our latest meeting, ______'s work is not up to par. I am confident that with more effort and concentration, he will quickly improve.
  • _____ is genuinely interested in everything we do in class. She, on the other hand, is experiencing some difficulties with . Please go through this with her every night.

Achievement and Improvement - Academic Achievement:

  • In ______, _____ is quite strong.
  • _____ has received an excellent grade on his report card.
  • ______ is something that _____ knows a lot about.
  • _____ is a bright and hardworking student who excels in_____
  • In all of the fundamental subjects, _____ is performing admirably.
  • In ______, _____ is working over grade level.
  • _____ is particularly skilled at______.
  • Because of her low achievement level, _____ finds it challenging to keep up with the rest of the class.
  • In the domains of ____, _____ is capable of reaching a higher average.
  • We will concentrate on _____ in the coming term because _____ has had problems learning .
  • _____ is capable of doing a much better job.
  • Both you and I must continue to guide and assist _____.
  • To get her up to _____ grade level, _____ has been really cooperative and only needs to improve her social studies skills.
  • _____ has been getting poor grades on quizzes and tests.
  • _____ does not work to her full potential.
  • The material is tough for _____ to comprehend.

Achievement and Improvement - Improvement:

  • The independence of _____ is increasing.
  • _____ has steadily improved.
  • _____ has been steadily improving.
  • In ______, _____ has demonstrated a positive attitude toward wanting to improve.
  • _____ appears to be eager to learn more. In _______, _____ has experienced rapid expansion.
  • Academically, _____ is making steady progress.
  • The quality of _____'s work is improving.
  • _____ has improved her _____ abilities.
  • _____ has demonstrated a positive desire to improve herself in _____.
  • If he were more interested in _______, his performance would increase.
  • This reporting period, _____ has made significant progress.
  • I'm pleased to see that _____ is maturing well, and I hope that this trend continues.
  • The classroom attitude of _____ has improved.

Work habits - General Report Card Comments:

  • As I have stated in my reports, _______ does not manage his time effectively in class. Please explain to him that we study in class and play only at particular times during the school day.
  • When ______ is able to relax, she produces considerably better results. She does, however, frequently seek the attention of her peers, which causes everyone to be distracted.
  • _________ must continue to improve his work habits, as we mentioned in earlier meetings. We need to encourage him to take his work much more seriously.
  • ______ enjoys participating in artistic pursuits. However, I am concerned about how much time she spends painting when she has other responsibilities. Could we possibly meet to explore methods for assisting ________ in resolving this problem?
  • _______ is now working on grade-level material. I am confident, though, that he is capable of producing superior work. I'm confident that his work will improve as his attention improves.
  • ______ wastes a lot of his work time daydreaming and then fails to finish on time. He is capable of doing the work in the time provided, and he needs to get started.
  • _______ has done some good work, but it hasn't been consistent. She is a very gregarious and restless person who frequently does not complete her assignment on time. Thank you so much for your assistance at home. Please keep working with her on this matter.
  • _______ is very eager to do her work, yet she can be a nuisance to the other pupils. Despite the fact that she has made improvement in this area over the last month, she still has work to do.
  • ______ is having trouble because he frequently speaks out loud, disrupting the other pupils. He's working on changing this unhealthy behaviour, and he's made some progress in the last several weeks.
  • _________ needs to continue to improve his work habits, as we mentioned in earlier meetings. We must motivate him to take his task more seriously.
  • _______ has done some excellent work, but it hasn't been consistent. She is a social butterfly who is often agitated and frequently fails to complete her tasks on time. I appreciate your assistance at home. Continue to collaborate with her on this matter.
  • _______ is very eager to do her work, yet she can be a nuisance to the other pupils. She has made progress in this area over the last month, but she still has work to do.

Work habits - listening skills:

  • _____ is improving her ability to pay attention to directions.
  • _____ is working on improving her listening skills.
  • ______  is learning to listen and share.
  • _____ pays close attention to what is being said.
  • _____ is a hard worker who listens carefully.
  • _____ assesses what she hears.
  • All instructions must be followed by _____.
  • Directions are tough for _____ to follow.

Work habits - Quality of work:

  • The handiwork of _____ is superb.
  • _____ appreciates doing nice, meticulous work.
  • The work of _____ is tidy and precise.
  • _____ creates vibrant and intriguing artwork.
  • Work well done is something that _____ is proud of.
  • _____ is prone to making careless mistakes.
  • _____ is untidy.
  • Proofreading is something that _____ must do.

Work habits - Time management:

  • _____ is learning to use his free time wisely.
  • _____ is always efficient with her time.
  • _____ never finishes assignments in the time provided.
  • During work hours, _____ is getting more dependable.
  • _____ is on the verge of being self-sufficient.
  • _____ is growing more self-sufficient.
  • On assignments, _____ works autonomously.
  • _____ is unable to do individual assignments.
  • _____ is a good listener, but she needs to work faster.
  • _____ needs to be pushed.
  • _____ lacks self-sufficiency.
  • _____ is prone to being easily distracted.
  • _____ operates at a slow pace.
  • _____ does not finish assignments in the time allotted.
  • _____ appears unable to complete the required work.
  • _____ frequently completes work ahead of schedule.
  • _____ is indifferent about the value of time.
  • In his written work, _____ sacrifices accuracy for the sake of speed.

Work habits - Work potential and effort report card comments:

  • _____ has a lot of potential and is working hard to realise it.
  • _____ is performing to the best of his or her ability.
  • _____ is a dependable and conscientious worker.
  • _____ is enthusiastic about his or her job in general.
  • _____ is looking for information.
  • _____ is a dedicated student.
  • _____ is very conscientious.
  • _____ is a pleasant and responsible student.
  • _____ is a dedicated worker.
  • During the ___ period, _____ is a hard worker.
  • _____ is a respectful and conscientious student.
  • If _____ is to gain the fundamentals required for ____ grade work, he must improve his work habits.
  • _____'s efforts are inconsistent, particularly in ____.
  • When not directly supervised, _____ makes little effort. _____ is eager to please.

Personality and Attitude - General report card comments:

  • Although ______'s attitude toward his schoolwork has improved, it has not been consistent. Throughout the rest of the school year, he will require consistent guidance from both home and school.
  • This report card reflects _______'s attitude toward school. He could do better if he worked harder and cooperated more.
  • This reporting quarter reflects ______'s attitude toward our school rules, other students, and myself. She has the potential to be a successful student if she works hard enough.
  • As my previous reports have shown, _____ does not complete his schoolwork. He can do better if he makes the decision to work harder and finish his assignments.
  • Although _____'s attitude toward her classmates has improved, she still needs to be reminded to be respectful on a regular basis.
  • As we discussed in our last meeting, _______ has a negative attitude toward basic skills. Please continue to do a nightly review with her, focusing especially on .
  • Thank you for your enthusiasm for our class. I am pleased to report that ______ is improving in terms of his attitude in our classroom.
  • ______ has made great strides this year in terms of her attitude in the classroom and on the playground.
  • If ______ is to overcome her attitude and social difficulties, I will continue to need your assistance and support. If she can make a positive effort in this area, she will find school much more enjoyable.
  • ________'s attitude has improved over time. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

Personality and Attitude - Attitude:

  • _____ has a fantastic attitude.
  • _____ has a great attitude toward school.
  • _____ maintains a positive attitude toward school.
  • _____ takes responsibility well and has a pleasant demeanour.
  • _____ takes the initiative and thinks things through on his own.
  • _____ is changing his attitude toward __ grade.
  • _____ must improve his or her classroom demeanour.

Personality and attitude - Personality:

  • _____ is a nice student to work with.
  • _____ is an exceptionally thoughtful student.
  • _____ has a pleasant demeanour.
  • _____ is a pleasant and friendly person.
  • _____ is cooperative and content.
  • _____ is courteous and cooperative.
  • _____ has a friendly attitude.
  • _____ is a joy to be around.
  • _____ is a pleasant and helpful person.
  • _____ is a pleasant and cooperative youngster.
  • _____ is a cheerful, well-adjusted child, but_____.
  • _____ is self-assured and well-mannered.
  • We all enjoy _____'s sense of humour.
  • _____ is amusing and enjoys the stories we read.
  • _____ is easily disturbed.
  • _____ is prone to crying.
  • _____ appears tired a lot at school.
  • Although ____________'s social maturity is increasing, it is inconsistent.

Personality and Attitude - Participation:

  • _____ is excited about taking part.
  • _____ contributes significantly in class.
  • _____ is a frequent volunteer.
  • _____ is eager to participate in all classroom activities.
  • _____ is enthusiastic about what we do.
  • _____ contributes significantly.
  • _____ participates actively in discussions about ____
  • _____ responds nicely.
  • _____ addresses the group with confidence.
  • _____ takes turns speaking.
  • Participating in conversations and discussions is something that _____ enjoys doing.
  • In class, _____ should take an active role in the discussion.

End of Year - General Report Card Comments:

  • This year has seen a significant improvement in ______'s study habits. Please keep working on these abilities over the summer.
  • Thank you for your interest in this year's schoolwork of _____ . Her work will provide her with a great deal of satisfaction if she continues to put forth the effort.
  • ______ is a good citizen who works hard. I've had a great time having him in my class this year. Have a fantastic summer!
  • This year, ______ has matured nicely. His progress over the last three months has been impressive. I'm hoping that this effort and attitude will continue into the next school year.
  • Thank you for your interest in our class this year and for your support. ______ is a diligent student who should do well in the ____ grade.

End of Year - Phrases:

  • This year, both academically and socially, ______ has matured nicely.
  • ______'s friendly, genuine demeanour has made him a popular member of the __ grade.
  • This summer, ______ would benefit from reading a lot of library books.
  • If ______ is to succeed in the _____ grade, he must improve his reading speed and comprehension.
  • As the year progressed, ______ continued to bloom.
  • ______ made my year more enjoyable.
  • ______ is a very pleasant and willing worker who takes a keen interest in all of her work. It's been great having her in my room.
  • Thank you for the assistance I'm sure you've provided her.
  • Please continue with _____ review and as many reading experiences as possible over the summer.
  • Thank you for your interest in ______'s personality.
  • I'm sorry I couldn't meet you this year.
  • Thank you for your help.
  • With her friendly, cooperative demeanour, ______ will always be a welcome addition to any class.
  • I've had a good time being associated with ______.
  • I had a great time having ______ in my class.
  • It was a pleasure having ______ in my class.

Language Arts and Reading - Report Card Remarks:

  • ______'s reading has improved significantly over the course of the year. Please continue to read with her every night.
  • ______ is an excellent public speaker. Her written work, on the other hand, could be much better. With more effort, progress should be made gradually.
  • ______ has made significant progress in her creative writing. She's gotten better at using more colourful words.
  • ______ is making great strides in her reading of sight words. Please keep practising with him every night.
  • Since the beginning of the school year, ______'s spelling scores have significantly improved. The fact that he studies his spelling words every night has made a significant difference. Thank you for your assistance.
  • ______ is having trouble writing clear, fluent sentences, despite her best efforts. Is it possible for us to meet to discuss some useful strategies?

Language Arts and Reading - Listening:

  • ______ pays close attention to stories.
  • ______ can tell the difference between sounds in words.
  • ______ has trouble differentiating between sounds in words.

Language Arts and Reading - Reading and Vocabulary report card comments:

  • ______ picks up new words rapidly.
  • ______ needs to improve his reading speed and comprehension.
  • _______ has a well-developed reading vocabulary.
  • ______ is a voracious reader.
  • ______ is now aware of and proficient in the use of ____ consonant and vowel sounds.
  • The sounds ____ and ____ are mixed up by _____ .
  • ______ may blend short words without help by utilising the vowel(s) .
  • ______ is working on attacking words on his own.
  • The reading of ______ is.. (smooth, jerky, hesitant, rapid, irregular, or fluent).
  • ______ understands what she is reading.
  • ______ enjoys reading and is passionate about literature.
  • ______ is able to read and follow instructions.
  • _____ sight words are now recognised by ____ .
  • ______ enjoys reading.
  • To retain reading vocabulary, ______ requires a lot of repetition and practise.
  • ______ continues to mix up words that appear to be the same.
  • ______ is starting to read phrases and groupings of words.
  • The reading of ______ is getting habitual.
  • The reading of ______ is still not automatic.
  • ______ enjoys talking about the stories we've been reading.
  • ______ can read his sentences back

Language Arts and Reading- Speaking:

  • ______ uses entire sentences when speaking.
  • ______ expresses himself clearly.
  • (Pronouns, verbs) are difficult for ______ to correctly use.
  • Dramatization is something that ______ appreciates.
  • ______ possesses a strong oral vocabulary.
  • ______ employs proper punctuation.
  • When speaking, ______ utilises a lot of colourful words.
  • When speaking, ______ utilises (complicated, basic) sentences.
  • ______ takes part in a group storytelling session.

Language Arts and Reading - Writing:

  • ______ must use his or her abilities in all written work.
  • ______ is a fantastic writer of creative stories and poetry.
  • ______ can accurately arrange periods and question marks.
  • In his writing, ______ employs a variety of colourful words.
  • In her work, ______ employs (complicated, simple) sentences.
  • ______ can now compose a complete sentence on his own.
  • ______ can compose a two- to four-sentence original tale.
  • ______ arranges words in the correct sequence.
  • In writing, ______ demonstrates self-assurance.
  • ______ can put together a number of similar sentences.
  • ______ is working on expanding his spelling vocabulary.
  • To look up unusual words, ______ consults a dictionary.
  • ______ enjoys learning new words to spell.
  • ______ has an easy time learning to spell words.
  • ______ has a tendency of reversing letters in words.
  • ______ has trouble memorising non-phonetic word spellings.
  • To recall spelling, ______ makes use of hand or body motions.

General and Handwriting - General Report Card Remarks:

  • ______'s basic skills are all on grade level, but he is not working to his full potential.
  • Over the last quarter, ______'s schoolwork has improved. I sincerely hope that this work will continue.
  • ______'s actions are still inconsistent. She continues to struggle with obeying school rules and treating other pupils with respect. Please call to schedule a meeting. Thank you for your unwavering support and assistance from home. It's clear that you've been spending extra time with ______ on his schooling.
  • Since our last meeting, ______ has improved. I recommend that you keep working on ______ every night.
  • ______ is a well-mannered and vigilant ____ grader. He needs to be encouraged to engage in class because he is a quiet boy. Any assistance you can provide from your own home would be really valuable.
  • ______ has made a good transition to her new school. Could you please contact me as soon as you have moved into your new home to arrange a meeting?
  • ______ is becoming more self-assured.
  • ______ is adhering to grade-level standards.
  • ______ does a fantastic job in everything he does.
  • ______ is a hard worker who excels in all areas.
  • ______ is a person who thinks clearly.
  • ______'s thoughts are well-organized.
  • It is important to encourage ______ to .
  • ______ requires a lot of encouragement.
  • ______ is a creative person.
  • ______ is a frequent latecomer.
  • ______ takes a lot of time off.
  • ______ has not completed her makeup work.
  • ______ is a bright student who appears to ponder deeply.
  • ______ is quick to pick up on new concepts.
  • ______ is a person who talks a much.
  • ______ should devote more time to his or her allotted job.
  • ______ does not devote enough time to his or her homework.
  • ______ has to work on his or her self-control.
  • A meeting has been requested.
  • Please call to schedule a meeting.
  • Your unwavering cooperation and assistance are greatly appreciated.
  • It is conceivable for ______ to achieve higher grades than expected.

General and Handwriting - Handwriting:

  • The handwriting of ______ needs to be improved.
  • ______'s motor skills are good/ bad/ fine.
  • ______ can print along the lines.
  • ______ appropriately spaces letters and words.
  • The work of ______ is untidy.
  • ______ does not properly form letters.
  • Although some of ______'s printing is excellent, it is frequently clumsy in daily assignments.

Category wise:

  • Demonstrates perseverance in distance learning and serves as a role model for other students.
  • TEAMS is used to submit class assignments and communicate with teachers and classmates.
  • Has done an excellent job of navigating new technology and troubleshooting technical issues.
  • Completes asynchronous and autonomous work and always meets deadlines.
  • When it comes to completing learning assignments, she goes above and beyond in terms of detail and quality.
  • With online learning, ____ has successfully maintained his/her class demeanour and work habits.
  • _____ is methodical in his approach, thinks things through for himself, and is a quick and eager student.
  • _____ is fascinated by the nature of learning and always puts in his or her best effort to find the greatest available solutions.
  • _____ is a focused and enthusiastic participant in the online learning session, and works with zeal and determination.
  • _____ is able to reach his or her full potential, as evidenced by his or her contributions to conversations and work submitted.
  • Maintains focus in online learning despite technological challenges and changes associated with remote learning.
  • ___ enthusiastically engages in class discussions and works effectively with peers.
  • ___ takes charge of his or her own education and always asks for support when needed.
  • Always arrives on time for class and is a dedicated student.
  • ___ was usually well-prepared, well-organized, and enthusiastic about making the most of online classes.
  • ___ is a dedicated student who participates actively in class. His/her suggestions are useful and entertaining.
  • ___ takes an active interest in his or her own learning, pays close attention, and makes a concerted effort to avoid distractions that could disrupt the learning process.
  • ___ is a person who takes responsibility and accountability seriously. He or she makes sound decisions and is open to new ideas.
  • ___ gets along well with his peers and values varied viewpoints and experiences.
  • ___ is constantly looking for ways to assist in the classroom.
  • ___ is dependable and trustworthy, follows instructions well, and keeps his or her promises to himself and others.
  • In written and verbal communication, ___ is thoughtful, insightful, and comprehensive, and has a talent for clearly conveying his or her ideas.
  • When solving problems with students, ___ displays maturity and exhibits good communication skills when sharing thoughts and ideas about a certain topic/concept.
  • ___ excels at transferring classroom knowledge to real-world and real-life circumstances.
  • It's been a delight having ____'s energy, optimism, and maturity in my class.
  • ____ is a classmate who is eager about learning and willing to try new things.
  • During class, ____ is focused and willing to provide ideas.
  • With confidence and determination, ____ completes solo work.
  • ____ is a self-starter who takes pride in her job.
  • In class, ____ is attentive and eager to engage in discussions.
  • ____ is a very conscientious worker who puts in a lot of effort and attention on a daily basis.
  • In his or her daily labour, ____ makes a willing and conscientious effort.
  • ____ makes a conscious effort to study new things and improve his or her knowledge.
  • This term, ____ has done an outstanding job confronting and overcoming significant obstacles. Throughout the summer, please continue to foster and support this behaviour.
  • When given instructions, ____ takes responsibility and follows them.
  • ____ has trouble keeping on task and finishing his or her assignment.
  • He or she must pay close attention to directions in order to learn to operate autonomously.
  • Reminders about the regular classroom schedule are required. It would be beneficial to talk about the classroom routine at home.
  • Turns in incomplete work or no homework on a regular basis. Encouraging ____ to complete his or her work on time and according to the timetable and timeline set, so enhancing his or her organisational skills.
  • Does not actively participate in group activities; therefore, is encouraged to put forth effort in order to improve communication skills as well as attention and confidence.
  • ___ was an active participant in online learning sessions, but she needed to be reminded from time to time to allow other students to share their work and ideas as well.
  • ___ participates enthusiastically in online group activities, but finds it difficult to work independently.

Below Average:

  • During class, ___'s engagement and behaviour are inconsistent and disengaged.
  • ___ is having trouble grasping concepts. It would be useful to pay more attention to the required tasks and to attend the online classes on a regular basis.
  • When it comes to schoolwork, ___ needs a lot of help from adults. She has trouble grasping simple concepts and is unable to work on her own.
  • In the online learning environment, ___ struggled to engage and participate in discussions and activities.
  • ___ has not worked hard enough to satisfy the grade level objectives. It would be great to have regular work habits, active engagement, and the ability to clarify doubts.
  • ___ needs to pay greater attention to guidance throughout lessons in order to apply concepts learned and complete given assignments.
  • ___ would benefit from demonstrating a stronger desire to participate in class discussions.
  • ___ needs to be reminded to pay attention during instructions and lessons on a regular basis.
  • ___ has trouble focusing in class, which hinders his or her ability to participate fully in class activities and tasks.
  • ___ is encouraged to make good use of his or her time in order to finish things on schedule.
  • ___ is encouraged to take greater responsibility for completing chores without the need for frequent reminders.
  • ___ must demonstrate that he or she is engaged in the learning process through the quality of his or her work and the efficient use of class time.

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100 Quick Report Card Comments for Kindergarten

For the Teacher , In the Classroom , Language Arts , Math | 2 comments

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Table of Contents

  • 1 Writing Student Report Cards
  • 2 Tips for Writing Report Card Comments
  • 3 Sample Report Card Comments
  • 4 Parent Teacher Communication
  • 5 Kindergarten Report Card Comments
  • 6 What Teachers are Saying
  • 7 Conclusion

Writing report card comments doesn’t need to be stressful, and leave you feeling mentally exhausted.

As a former teacher, I’m here to help you keep a positive attitude, and get through the school year, and report card time, with less stress.

Did you know report card comments are sometimes the only part parents read to summarize their child’s progress?

For that sake, your original comments need to be well-written, show the strengths of the student, clearly communicate if the child is having a tough time, and offer a list of ideas to practice at home.

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Below are some sample comments as a starting point to write perfect comments.

Throughout the post, you’ll also find a Kindergarten Report Card Writing product throughout to help you write comments with little effort.

Writing Student Report Cards

Whether you’re a student teacher or a veteran teacher, writing report card comments for any grade level is time consuming.

When teaching younger grade levels, such as Prek, kindergarten , and first grade, you will most likely be expected to write personalized comments to summarize each child’s performance.

Whereas, the upper elementary, middle school, and high school are a reflection of teachers choosing a select comment from a drop-down menu.

how to write kindergarten report card comments

While the drop-down menus and letter grades are easy, they don’t relay personal experiences, or specific examples of the students’ behavior and/or school work.

As a parent, and a kindergarten teacher for 17 years, I learned a child’s development is worth much more than a passing grade on recognizing numbers and letters. 

Don’t get me wrong; letter recognition, letter-sound correspondence, number identification, and counting are the foundation of one’s education.

However, we cannot fail to inform parents on the social-emotional and work habits that these little ones are developing.

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Tips for Writing Report Card Comments

When writing comments, you will want to craft your thoughts in a way that will grab the parents attention. 

It’s a good idea to recognize their child’s strengths while also give suggestions to help them improve.

Here are tips for new teachers or veteran teachers to use when writing kindergarten report card comments :

  • Always include a student name. This shows specific student progress.
  • Start with a positive note. Leave a very specific comment that highlights the great work done and positive qualities.
  • Put a positive spin on areas of weakness.
  • Give parents insight and suggestions for practicing at home.

how to write kindergarten report card comments

In short, positive report card comments include a strength, an area that needs improvement, and give suggestions to practice at home.

It is our personal responsibility, as teachers, to put in the extra work, and give parents more than report card grades.

Kindergarten Report Card Comments is a helpful resource that will save you time writing a couple dozen report cards each grading period.

Sample Report Card Comments

Let’s take a look at some examples of kindergarten report card comments often found at the end of a student’s report card.

These sample report card comments are broken down into categories for positive, needs improvement, and suggestions for home. 

Then, we will look at ways you can compile these comments into well-written paragraphs for the parents.

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Positive Report Card Comments

The following statements are examples of positive comments reflecting great progress and hard work during classroom activities: 

  • is very kind and inquisitive
  • enjoys participating in small group lessons
  • is continuing to show positive changes with his/her work habits
  • takes great pride in her/his work
  • has a pleasant personality and an excellent attitude towards learning.
  • has a good foundation of basic academic skills; such as letter identification, sounds, and number recognition.
  • is a hard worker and demonstrates excellent progress in core subjects.
  • excels in group activities and contributes positively to the learning process.
  • displays a good attitude and consistently puts forth their best effort in class assignments.

Needs Improvement Report Card Comments

The following statements are used to communicate when a child is having a hard time during class discussions, group work, reading skills, and/or basic math facts.

  • continuing to work on understanding boundaries, getting along with others, and putting more effort into work.
  • having a difficult time accepting redirection from adults
  • unexcused absences have greatly effected his/her grades.
  • respecting others personal space
  • needs frequent reminders to complete work in a timely manner.
  • needs extra time when learning new skills
  • _____’s attitude towards classroom rules needs improvement.
  • requires additional at-home support to improve organizational skills.
  • struggles with time management and may benefit from extra practice.
  • Suggestions for Home
  • Play-doh, puzzles, cutting, and stringing beads are great activities to help with fine motor skills at home.
  • Download apps to practice letters, sight words, and basic math skills. Have them use the learning app for 15 minutes prior to playing games or watch videos.
  • Continue working on letters and sounds.
  • Let’s touch base with a phone call to discuss additional work to best prepare him/her for next year.
  • Encourage spending time on homework assignments to reinforce learning skills.
  • Practice at-home support to enhance academic progress in core subjects.
  • Foster a sense of responsibility for school supplies and encourage good manners in social situations.

Now that you have examples kindergarten report card comments, let’s look at an example of how to put everything together for the parents to get a clear picture.

  • _______ is a great listener and participates often. He/she follows directions, completes his/her work, and is always willing to help out. He/she tries very hard, but is struggling with the basic academic skills. As previously stated, _______ needs extra support at home to catch up with his/her classmates. Thank you.

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Parent Teacher Communication

Well-written report card comments can help build the  communication  between you and the families.

The parents will greatly appreciate your effort to recognize their child’s academic and social development.

Report cards, sending home parent letters, and requesting parent volunteers, are great strategies to build a trusting relationships with families.

Although writing detailed comments can be time consuming, there are ways to make this teacher task less daunting and more pleasurable. 

Effective report card comments provide constructive feedback and meaningful insights into the student’s progress.

It’s important to communicate ongoing support to parents and provide concrete examples of student learning.

To help you save hours of time, and build parent-teacher communication, I have put together easy comments inside this  Kindergarten Comments resource .

Kindergarten Report Card Comments

If you plan on teaching past this year, you will find that you will need to write new reports year after year.

Thankfully, with the Kindergarten Report Card Comments resource , you won’t have to!

These easy comments are going to save you so much time and stress!

Focus on the kids, spend more time with your family; whatever it is that you love – just not spending hours writing report card comments for all of your students.

Like the examples shown above, I have created and organized the comments into 4 categories.

  • Needs Improvement
  • Complete paragraph comments

Build the perfect comment by choosing from the organized lists, or simply insert students names in the complete paragraph comments.

Here are some of the topics and skills covered throughout these kindergarten report comments:

  • peer relationships
  • class participation
  • expressive and receptive language skills
  • tardies and absences
  • work habits
  • letter recognition
  • reading comprehension
  • disruptive habits to the learning environment
  • fine motor skills
  • problem solving skills
  • social skills
  • organization

There are over 65 comments, as well as 25 paragraph-length comments to choose from.

You can also mix and match the bulleted comments to best fit your students. Simply copy, paste, and insert a name.

What Teachers are Saying

With over 900 Five Star Reviews on Teachers Pay Teachers , you can see whey these comments are a must have for kindergarten. 

Many first grade teachers have also found these to be very helpful when writing their first quarter report cards.

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 “Very useful. I always need help writing remarks that are concise, helpful, but not harsh.” (Donna H.)

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“I had a bad bout of procrastination when it came to report writing…these helped me stay focused!” (Belinda B.)

Reduce your teacher stress, save yourself hours of time, and build parent communication, with these prewritten comments.

With a over 900 5-star reviews, you can see how the comments have saved teachers so much time, and helped parents better understand their child’s progress.

Reduce teacher stress by utilizing effective report card comments that highlight student progress and potential.

Overall, the quality of work and positive behaviors should be acknowledged in the progress report. 

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As a kindergarten teacher, you may be feeling overwhelmed with the task of preparing report cards for your kids. Writing reports can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! In this blog post, we will provide an easy guide to creating report cards for kindergarteners. With just a few simple steps, you can quickly and easily create meaningful report cards that accurately reflect your students’ academic progress and growth. From setting up the layout to writing meaningful comments, we’ll cover everything you need to know about report cards for kindergarteners. So, let’s get started!

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Why Report Cards Matter in Kindergarten As a kindergarten teacher, you may be wondering why report cards matter for such young students. After all, they are just starting their educational journey and may not even understand what a report card is. However, report cards play a crucial role in assessing and communicating the progress of kindergarten kids. First and foremost, report cards provide parents and guardians with valuable information about their child’s academic and social-emotional growth. By receiving a report card, parents can see how their child is progressing in key areas such as literacy, numeracy, social skills, and more. This information can help them better understand their child’s strengths and areas for improvement, and they can use it to support their child’s development. Report cards also serve as a useful tool for kindergarten teachers. They help teachers to evaluate their students’ progress and identify areas where they may need to provide additional support. By tracking their students’ growth over time, teachers can adjust their teaching strategies to better meet the needs of each individual child. In addition, report cards help to create accountability. They hold teachers, students, and parents accountable for their roles in the education process. For teachers, report cards provide a means of demonstrating their effectiveness and the impact of their teaching methods. For students, report cards show the results of their effort and hard work. And for parents, report cards provide a clear understanding of their child’s educational journey and how they can support them in reaching their full potential. Overall, report cards matter in kindergarten because they provide a snapshot of each student’s progress and help to create a collaborative effort between parents, teachers, and students. They serve as a valuable tool in promoting academic and social-emotional growth in young learners, and are an essential part of the kindergarten educational experience.

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What to Include in a Kindergarten Report Card When it comes to creating a kindergarten report card, it’s important to include specific information that accurately reflects each student’s progress. As the teacher, it’s your responsibility to provide parents and caregivers with an in-depth look at their child’s academic and social growth throughout the year. Here are some key components to consider when designing your report cards: 1. Skills Assessments – Report cards for kindergarten should include an assessment of each child’s development in important areas such as language arts, math, social studies, and science. Consider including subcategories such as reading comprehension, counting, and problem-solving abilities. 2. Attendance and Behavior – A child’s attendance and behavior can play a significant role in their overall success. Including information about how often a child was present and any notable behavior patterns is crucial for parents to know. 3. Accomplishments and Achievements – While report cards primarily focus on academic performance, it’s also important to highlight a child’s achievements and accomplishments throughout the year. Whether it be completing a difficult task or participating in a class project, these accomplishments can contribute to a child’s overall success. 4. Goals and Objectives – Lastly, report cards for kindergarten should include specific goals and objectives for each student moving forward. These can be academic or social goals and should be achievable within a reasonable timeframe. Overall, creating effective kindergarten report cards requires a keen eye for detail and a thorough understanding of each child’s individual strengths and weaknesses. By including all the necessary information, parents and caregivers will be able to work with teachers to provide the best possible educational experience for their children.

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How to Assess Kindergarten Students’ Progress Assessing the progress of kindergarten students can be challenging for any teacher. However, with the right tools and strategies, it is possible to accurately evaluate a child’s performance and create a meaningful report card. Here are some tips for assessing kindergarten students’ progress: 1. Use a variety of assessment tools: In order to get a well-rounded understanding of a child’s progress, it is important to use a variety of assessment tools such as observations, portfolios, checklists, and assessments. 2. Look at individual progress: Each child progresses at their own pace and has their own strengths and weaknesses. As a teacher, it is important to look at individual progress rather than comparing them to other students in the class. 3. Focus on key areas: When assessing kindergarten students’ progress, it is important to focus on key areas such as language development, math skills, social skills, and self-help skills. 4. Keep accurate records: It is important to keep accurate records of each child’s progress throughout the school year. This will help you create a more accurate and detailed report card at the end of the year. 5. Involve parents: Parents are an important part of the assessment process. Keep them informed about their child’s progress and involve them in goal-setting and planning. By using these strategies, you can create an accurate and meaningful report card that reflects each child’s progress and achievements. Remember, report cards are not just a way to communicate progress to parents but are also a valuable tool for helping kids continue to grow and develop.

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Tips for Writing Effective Comments on Kindergarten Report Cards As a kindergarten teacher, one of the most challenging aspects of creating report cards can be writing effective comments. Comments are the place where teachers have the opportunity to give parents a more detailed understanding of their child’s progress and growth throughout the school year. Here are some tips for writing comments that will leave parents feeling informed and empowered: 1. Be specific: It’s easy to fall into the trap of using generic comments like “great job!” or “good work!” While these comments may be well-intentioned, they don’t give parents a clear sense of what their child has accomplished. Instead, try to be as specific as possible. For example, instead of “good job in math,” try “Your child has shown a real talent for recognizing patterns and numbers in our math activities.” 2. Use data: Whenever possible, use data to back up your comments. For example, if you are noting that a child has made progress in reading, share what reading level they started the year at and where they are now. This helps parents see concrete evidence of their child’s growth. 3. Keep it balanced: While it’s important to share areas where a child is excelling, it’s also important to note areas where they may need some extra support. Try to keep your comments balanced so that parents get a clear picture of their child’s strengths and areas where they can improve. 4. Be professional: Remember that report cards are an official document that will be shared with parents, so it’s important to maintain a professional tone in your comments. Avoid making comments that could be interpreted as negative or critical, and focus on constructive feedback. By following these tips, you can write effective comments that will help parents better understand their child’s progress in kindergarten. Remember that report cards are just one piece of the puzzle, and ongoing communication between teachers and parents is key to supporting students’ growth and success.

Tools and Templates for Creating Kindergarten Report Cards As a teacher, creating report cards can be a time-consuming task. Fortunately, there are tools and templates available to help make the process easier. Here are a few options: 1. Online report card templates: Websites like Canva and Microsoft Office have a variety of templates specifically designed for report cards. Simply choose a template, add your information, and print. 2. Gradebook software: Many gradebook software programs have report card features built-in. This can save time as all of the grades and comments are already in one place. 3. Google Sheets: If you’re comfortable using spreadsheets, Google Sheets can be a great option. You can create your own custom report card template and easily input grades and comments for each student. No matter which tool or template you choose, make sure to keep the needs of your kindergarten kids in mind. The report card should be easy to read and understand, with clear explanations of what each grade means. Remember, the report card is not only for parents, but also for the student themselves to understand their progress and set goals for the future.

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What could be more difficult than the responsibility of writing distinct remarks about each child in your class? The preschool assessment report comments that follow will assist you in tailoring your remarks and highlighting their abilities. Also, check out our progress report templates for a comprehensive list of achievements for the preschool year in several areas of the curriculum. You’ll discover the correct terms here to keep your remarks current and accurate. By using the preschool assessment tool you can effectively record observations and evidence over time.

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6 strategies for effective preschool report card comments.

  • The secret magic format of writing preschool report card comments
  • 80 Sample Preschool Report Card Comments
  • 5 Tips for Writing Preschool Report Card Comments Fast
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Faqs about preschool report card comments.

Keep these hacks in mind for writing honest and credible preschool assessment report comments:

  • Begin your assessment report comments for kindergarten by telling parents how pleased you are to be teaching their kid, or how much their child is learning and developing. Positive comments can motivate pupils to do better.
  • Report cards aren’t the best place to go over preschool curriculum . Student performance and ambitions for the coming term should be highlighted in the short remarks for the assessment report.
  • Incorporating both parents and students in preschool assessment report comments broadens the scope of the report and decreases the likelihood of conflict between preschool teachers, pupils, and parents.
  • Avoid general comments in preschool assessments. While vague phrasing may make parents feel better, it will not help your student improve and will prove to be a massive challenge for you later. To write specific preschool assessment report comments, look for important moments in class.
  • Report card comments for kindergarten should cover a wide range of topics related to a student’s performance, like cognitive, social, emotional, linguistic, adaptive, etc.
  • The primary goal of a report card is to inform parents of their child’s progress. MAJOR issues should be discussed face-to-face with the child’s parents. No matter if the child is doing well or not, the report card should be an honest reflection of the child’s performance. That said, of course, we want to frame things as positively as possible and in a way that is encouraging, with suggestions.

The MAGIC report card format

If the child is doing well on the whole… you have an easy task ahead! An easy-report card is the one everyone likes to make. Sadly , not all  children are Newton and Picasso, and a teacher needs  to mention  certain  areas that need improvement . This is where the magic format comes in handy

  • Start with a compliment. You may have to dig deep here, but be creative, while still being sincere and kind. Every  kid  has attributes we can praise, even the most  challenging ones. 
  • Then add a line or two about the kid’s challenges, and how he/she struggles in a certain area, and be sure to offer a solution or suggestions.
  • End with a positive tone. A compliment is a nice touch at any time of the year and for the Year-End report card. Remember that your report card shouldn’t make life tough for the kids and the parents. Each parent like showing the report card of their kids to everyone. My best wishes for ____ school year or a great summer, or I am so happy to have been the _____ teacher this year, and so on.

Tips for drafting preschool assessments

These tips for drafting preschool assessment comments are real-time savers:

  • Set a timer for fifteen minutes and write two or three assessment report remarks within that period. Tell yourself you just have 15 minutes to complete it. You’ll be more productive and efficient .
  • Break down the large process of drafting a report into smaller segments. Consider starting with your broad observations . Break out your general assessment report remarks into two or three parts every day.
  • Begin with the most difficult assignment. It’s surprising how empowering and inspiring it is to know that you’ve finished the part you were most dreading.
  • Make positive self-talk a habit. Tell yourself that you’ve got this!
  • When you’re having trouble expressing yourself, comment banks are a great place to start.

150 Sample Preschool Report Card Comments

Our preschool teachers have compiled a list of assessment report comments that are meaningful and impactful for both the parents and the students alike:, for behaviour.

  • _____ is caring, enjoyable, curious, and a hard worker. [He/she] loves school and is a great classmate. Great work!
  • _____manages and regulates emotions in an appropriate manner and responds well to feedback.
  • _____ is very good at finishing things which [he/she] begins and makes sure that the work done completed perfectly.
  • _____ communicates with peers, teachers, and other staff in a highly effective and respectful manner.
  • _____ is reliable and trustworthy, responds well to leadership and coaching, and delivers on commitments to himself and others.
  • _____ is responsible for working, behaving, and communicating within and outside the classroom.
  • _____ has a lot of empathy and always seeks ways to be useful to other students and staff of the school community.
  • _____ works very well with schoolmates and others on projects and group activities and is comfortable being a leader and taking charge of the groups.
  • _____has good relations with others and is sensitive to different perspectives, experiences, and circumstances.
  • _____ manages his/her feelings with maturity and responds appropriately to feedback.
  • _____ cooperates with other students.
  • _____ is respectful and has decent manners.
  • _____observes the rules of the classroom.
  • _____ responds appropriately when corrected.
  • _____ sets a high standard for behavior.
  • _____ is helpful and friendly to everyone in the classroom.
  • _____ resists the urge to be distracted by other students.
  • _____ maintains a laser-like concentration on tasks at hand.
  • _____ is courteous.
  • _____ transitions between classroom activities without distraction.

For Class Participation

  • is considerate of others in the class.
  • carefully executes group activities.
  • collaborates with peers in a democratic manner.
  • encourages his peers to follow directions.
  • pays close attention to others’ answers.
  • follows directions.
  • replies to what was read or spoken about in class.
  • asks for clarification when needed.
  • remains an active learner throughout the day.
  • puts forth their best effort.

For Social Skills

  • makes friends quickly in the classroom.
  • is well-liked by peers.
  • chooses to spend breaks with friends.
  • enjoys conversation with pals during breaks.
  • appears to be at ease in new situations.
  • empathetic towards their peers.
  • treats other pupils with the utmost fairness.
  • handles disagreements with peers well.
  • doesn’t interrupt others.
  • demonstrates a high level of respect for classmates.

For Communication and Collaboration

  • Listens and follows directions given by the teachers
  • Speaks and writes clearly to express his or her views and ideas.
  • Communicates well with students and  educators  in different learning  settings.
  • Works respectfully in group settings
  • Listens and values someone else’s ideas.
  • Actively participates in discussions.
  • Speaks confidently.

20 general positive comments on student performance

  • ______ is going in the correct direction. You can remember more information on the test day if you begin studying early. ______ performance has been excellent this year. 
  • I’ve seen ______ character development over time. I’m proud of their growth.
  • It’s fantastic that ______ is giving it its all. 
  • ______ growth has been massive this year. Keep working hard to get even greater outcomes. 
  • ______work is excellent. Continue searching for ways to push harder and strive for greatness.
  • If ______ continues to be consistent with your performance, your grades will improve massively. 
  • This is ______ greatest attempt, I can tell! I really like your drive. You seem very committed. I’m extremely fortunate to evaluate your work.
  • ______ excitement is wonderful! Their work is excellent. What a fantastic vision you possess. 
  • ______  has come a long way. You have quick problem-solving skills. I want to learn more from you!
  • I am happy that ______ made a fresh discovery in my class. I had fun reading their essay.
  • ______  has talent and is really wise. I appreciate their ideas in my class.
  • ______  wrote a wonderful essay on ______  using precise language and beautiful imagery.
  • Although the examples ______  offered were compelling and brilliant, providing additional context for how they are related to the essay is a good idea.
  • ______  has emphasized their points using evocative language.
  • I appreciate that ______ checks their writing for spelling and punctuation errors.
  • ______ did a fantastic job on this project, but for future ones, strive to use shorter sentences.
  • ______ completed the assignment on time and with great accuracy.
  • ______ makes astounding observations that are right on point. Doesn’t it feel great to do such awesome work?
  • ______, what fantastic math abilities you’re displaying!
  • ______ is demonstrating outstanding comprehension. They write complete, succinct, and straightforward essays.

40 positive attitude comments

  • ______ regularly attends class prepared and eager to learn.
  • ______ possesses a curious and active mind.
  • ______ is eager to do their chores each day.
  • ______ enjoys attending school and studying with their buddies.
  • ______ has a constructive outlook on personal growth.
  • ______ likes to enter the classroom with an upbeat attitude and an open mind.
  • ______ sets very high goals for themselves and works hard to reach them every day.
  • ______ consistently exhibits excellent behavior in class.
  • ______ is always ready to follow commands.
  • ______ is a diligent and courteous student.
  • ______ never acts improperly in class.
  • ______ is a fantastic example for peers to aspire to.
  • ______ is excellent at adhering to the rules.
  • ______ can always be trusted with tasks assigned to them.
  • ______ consistently carries themselves with integrity and honesty.
  • ______ is forthright, honest, and open about their ideas and convictions.
  • ______ offers intelligent and sincere comments.
  • ______ is always eager to examine themselves and offer sincere assessments of their development.
  • ______ is always eager to pitch in and help with any assignment.
  • ______ is a wonderful helper who never hesitates to provide a helping hand to anyone who asks for it.
  • ______ participates in all duties. This zeal is admirable.
  • ______ always shows up prepared to participate in the lessons and activities.
  • ______ always offers to help out first when work has to be done.
  • ______ loves to learn by getting engaged and experiencing things firsthand.
  • ______ possesses excellent self-reflection abilities.
  • ______  is able to recognize its own advantages and disadvantages.
  • ______ takes a moment to reflect on their work and finds opportunities for development.
  • ______ possesses the capacity to pause and alter their direction when they spot opportunities for development.
  • ______ is particularly proficient in finding and fixing draft-related mistakes.
  • ______ has shown a lot of consideration for their own potential.
  • ______ has demonstrated a strong capacity for empathy and compassion for classmates.
  • ______ has made significant progress in their communicative abilities since preschool.
  • ______ is a good team player.
  • ______ is a pleasant and kind kid who gets along well with others.
  • During play situations, ______ always shares and keeps others in mind.
  • ______ is a well-liked student who has little trouble making friends with other kids.
  • ______ always shares and thinks about others during play scenarios.
  • ______ is a popular student who finds it very easy to make friends with other children.
  • ______ has demonstrated some excellent budding leadership abilities in role-playing situations.
  • ______ is quite glad to play with and learn from others in groups. 

30 critical comments

  • ______ requires extra help to keep on target.
  • ______ needs some persuasion to finish things.
  • ______ is occasionally disinterested in studying or distracted.
  • ______ is trying to focus more intently on their responsibilities.
  • ______ occasionally have days where they lack motivation in studying.
  • ______ usually arrives at class hesitant to participate in group discussions.
  • During class, ______ needs to improve focus and attentiveness.
  • ______ has made progress in certain areas but is still lagging in others.
  • ______ is losing some of their attention and falling behind in their coursework.
  • There is still a great deal of opportunity for improvement, and in the upcoming months, we’ll be working hard to increase ______ attention and motivation.
  • In the future, it would be wonderful to see ______ progress in their areas of weakness.
  • When ______ gets stuck on a task, I want to see them seek assistance.
  • ______ can occasionally disturb their classmates and friends.
  • ______ is occasionally disruptive to other pupils.
  • When returning to class after a hiatus, ______ may get uneasy.
  • ______ can be chatty when doing solo work.
  • ______ could do better if they are more courteous of fellow students.
  • ______ is having a hard time this year feeling at ease in class.
  • ______ has occasionally tried to attract too much attention and disturbed the flow of teaching.
  • ______ occasionally has trouble participating in class discussions.
  • ______ needs several rewards from outside sources to become focused.
  • Due to a lack of desire to perform to their full potential, ______ works far below her talents.
  • ______ significantly depends on external incentive. 
  • In the upcoming months, it would be wonderful to see the more intrinsic motivation for success from ______.
  • ______ struggles to find activities that interest them.
  • ______ has a hard time being interested in and involved in the class.
  • ______ will respond favorably to rewards but finds it difficult to take initiative.
  • In the future months, ______ has to dig deep and discover more drive to study.
  • ______ plays with other kids, but in the next months has to establish cooperative play strategies. They need prodding to engage in more language-based play-based learning.
  • ______ plays well by himself, but he still has to learn to share and play with other kids. They are interested in playing with others yet tend to withdraw out of shyness.

Needs Improvement Report Card Comments

  • Mostly  does good work but [he/she] is  inconsistent . We will  keep   working  to  help  him/her  present his/her best work every time – please continue with the great support at home
  • He/she is easily distracted and has trouble sticking to the task.
  • Usually does quality work, but sometimes focuses too much on doing independent work too quickly, leading to accuracy issues.
  • He/she struggles to complete his work quickly.
  • ___ has   great   difficulty understanding concepts for his  academic level. He/she would benefit from reading with an adult every day
  • _____ has a difficult time knowing when it is appropriate to share his/her thoughts.  He is working on learning when it is a good time to share and when it is a good time to listen.
  • ____ is not proud of the work he/she does. We are trying to teach him and cultivate the feeling of being proud of his/her work

Preschool Assessment Report Card from Illumine

One of the most important components in defining a student’s learning path is creating short remarks that are both relevant and meaningful. It is one of the best strategies for effective engagement and teacher-parent communication . Illumine enables teachers to effectively capture and track progress through preschool comments for assessment report s. It also provides support and training to teachers. Illumine collects and analyses rich, detailed data throughout the school year and saves time by organizing the data for you

Creating preschool assessment reports is easy, fast, and hassle-free when you use a preschool assessment software . Illumine pre-school assessment tool is compatible with various curriculum structures such as Montessori , Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework (EYFS), and other country-specific frameworks.

Here’s the breakdown of the steps:

Step 1: Go to the menu and select learning, then milestones .

Step 2: To create a development area, go to the top right corner and click the add development area button.

Step 3: Select the classrooms for which you wish to construct the development area and give it a short name, label, and add.

Step 4: After that, give it a title and submit it. The development area will be added to the list successfully.

Step 5: Next to the development area you wish to add it to, select the subdomain option.

Step 6: Select the classrooms for which you wish to construct the development area and give it a short name, label, and add.

Step 7: After that, give it a title and submit it. The development area will be added to the list successfully.

Step 8: Next to the development area or subdomain you wish to add it to, select the milestone option.

Step 9: After that, add a description and hit submit.

Step 10: The achievement will be added to the list.

Using Illumine’s high-tech tools to create and share accurate progress reports with parents can help you develop a strong working connection with them. Our app also enables you to write preschool comments for assessment reports fast, helping you save a massive amount of time. Get a free 11-day trial today with all features included!

SAMPLE PRESCHOOL REPORT TEMPLATES

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Q 1. How do you write preschool comments for assessment reports?

You highlight the students’ achievements and deficiencies in preschool comments for assessment reports and highlight what they are good at.

Q 2. What are some positive preschool comments for assessment reports?

Some positive preschool comments for assessment reports include: keep it up, you’ve done an excellent job, you’re doing superbly, good luck!

Q 3. How do you end preschool comments for assessment reports?

You end preschool comments for assessment reports with positive affirmations and an encouraging remark or two.

Q 4. How do you write a comment for a kindergarten student?

You write positive comments for assessment reports, even if you’re talking about the child’s weak areas. 

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  • Teacher Resources

Learning skills (positive comments)

Learning skills (needs improvement), addition and subtraction, skip counting, place value, comparing numbers, addition with regrouping.

  • Word problems
  • Language (general)

Reading responses

Reading comprehension, response journal, note taking, distance learning.

  • Tips for writing effective report cards
  • Key considerations for effective end-of-year report cards

Just about every teacher agrees: report card comments are important to provide insights and next steps to students and families. But there are few who actually look forward to writing them.

Because every instructor knows working under tight deadlines to create upwards of 20 unique and detailed reports at the end of the year or term isn’t exactly straightforward (or particularly fun). That's especially true in the era of distance learning.

And while no one at your school knows your students better than you do, writing valuable report card comments for each of them can be a huge challenge.

That’s why we created a list of 107 sample report card comments — starters to help you find ideas, inspiration, and insights while writing your own report cards.

The 107 report card comments in this list will help you:

  • Instill a  growth mindset in students
  • Build stronger home-to-school connections
  • Write stronger leads and use livelier language
  • Choose the right phrasing when writing positive and constructive report card comments

Report card comment starters

You'll notice that the report card comments below can act as a springboard for more fully developed ones. But don't worry, using them you'll be able to take some of these one-liners and turn them into insightful and actionable next steps!

For example, you'll be able to take a 1st grade number sense comment like "Your child is able to add and subtract numbers up to 20 using various manipulatives" and transform it into:

Your child is able to add and subtract numbers up to 20 using various manipulatives. This was evident when he was working independently to solve a real-world problem by adding toys in the classroom toy bin. As a next step, they should continue to add to larger numbers to encourage his skills. You can support him by asking him to add his own toy piles at home.

Or taking a responsibility-related learning skill comment from "Your child is able to take responsibility for her own actions both in and out of the classroom" to:

Your child is able to take responsibility for her own actions both in and out of the classroom. She often checks her agenda and day planner to make sure she has all of the necessary materials to complete work at home before leaving. During indoor recess, she takes time to tidy up everything she was playing with.

Notice the difference?

Compared to a single number or letter grade, report card comments can provide even more value to your students and their families. In other words, a number or letter or grade captures the what , while an accompanying comment captures the how .

Depending on the age group or grade level you teach, a letter or grade letter might be enough. However, research in Phi Delta Kappan, the professional journal for educators, suggests:

Comments that identify what students did well, what improvements they need to make, and how to make those improvements, provided with sensitivity to important contextual elements, can guide students on their pathways to learning success and ensure that all learn excellently.

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  • ________ is confident, positive and a great role model for his/her classmates.
  • ________ is frequently among the first to help and mentor other classmates. He/she is a valuable part of the classroom.
  • ________ has shown excellent ability to set goals and be persistent in achieving them.
  • ________ is interested in his/her own learning, listens attentively, and makes a solid effort to avoid distractions that could interrupt the learning process.
  • ________ is accountable and responsible. He/she makes smart decisions, admits mistakes and listens to opportunities to improve.
  • ________ relates well to classmates and is appreciative of different perspectives and experiences.
  • ________ manages his/her emotions maturely and responds to feedback appropriately.
  • ________ always looks for ways to be helpful in the classroom.
  • ________ is dependable and reliable, follows directions effectively, and follows through on his/her commitments to him/herself and others.
  • ________ is thoughtful, insightful and thorough in written and verbal communication, and has a talent for expressing his/her ideas clearly.
  • ________ works well with classmates in group work and often takes a leadership role.
  • ________ shows a positive attitude with classmates in group projects and activities, and both takes and gives suggestions and directions effectively.
  • ________ shows maturity when solving problems with classmates and uses good communication.
  • ________ excels at applying what he/she learns in the classroom to real-world and real-life situations.
  • It has been a pleasure to have _______'s enthusiasm, positivity and maturity in my class.
  • ________ is an enthusiastic member of the class and shows a willingness to learn.
  • ________ shows responsible behavior, works well with a group and shows appreciation for the efforts of classmates.
  • ________ is focused during classroom activities and willingly participated in class discussions.
  • ________ performs independent work with confidence and focus.
  • ________ works independently and takes pride in work done well.
  • ________ is focused in class and willingly participates in group discussion.
  • ________ is very conscientious and shows excellent effort and care with daily work.
  • ________ demonstrates a willing and conscientious effort in his/her daily work.
  • ________ shows a conscientious effort to learn.
  • ________ has done a great job facing and overcoming big challenges this year. Please continue to nurture and encourage this behavior over the summer.
  • ________ shows responsibility and follows directions whenever they are given.
  • ________ listens to and follows directions precisely and attentively.
  • ________ follows directions promptly and accurately.
  • ________ is an active participant in class.
  • ________ is a hard worker who calmly perseveres through challenging topics.
  • ________ is encouraged to demonstrate more responsible attitudes and behavior in the classroom.
  • ________ needs to show more appropriate behavior when interacting with classmates.
  • ________ needs to pay attention to the use of appropriate language at all times
  • ________ requires encouragement to listen attentively during group sharing times.
  • ________  needs to listen to directions more attentively during lessons.
  • ________ would benefit from showing a greater desire to contribute ideas in class.
  • ________ needs frequent reminders to be attentive during instructions and lessons.
  • ________ needs to improve his/her cooperation in group settings. He/she should work on voicing feelings and opinions and listening to others.
  • ________ needs to improve his/her work with others. He/she must ensure to accept a share of the work when participating in a group assignment.
  • ________ needs to improve on working independently and be sure to ask for assistance only when it is needed.
  • ________ often struggles to focus in class, which harms his/her ability to engage well with class activities and assignments.
  • ________ is encouraged to use time wisely to finish tasks in the time required.
  • ________ is encouraged to be more responsible in completing tasks without needing regular reminders.
  • ________ needs to show by the quality of work and use of class time that he/she is properly engaged in the learning process.
  • ________ consistently needs reminders to focus on time management.
  • ________ needs to follow classroom rules more closely throughout the school day.

Math (general comments)

  • ________ is having considerable difficulty with math. I recommend he/she work on studying ________ and ________. This extra practice will help him/her feel more relaxed when doing math in the classroom. Please contact me if you need materials to get him/her started.
  • ________ has a good understanding of all math concepts taught so far this year. He/she continues to turn in excellent assignments and especially enjoys hands-on math activities.
  • ________  has a positive attitude towards math but continues to have trouble in a few key areas. He should practice every evening at home. Areas that need extra attention are ________  and ________ .
  • ________  demonstrates a good understanding of all math concepts studied and communicates with clarity and good justification of reasoning.
  • ________ needs to work on increasing his/her speed in math facts. He/she should continue with daily practice with a focus on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • ________ seems to need continuous encouragement in math. He/she continues to struggle with basic math concepts for his/her grade level.
  • ________ is having a difficult time in certain areas of math. Areas in need of extra work are ________ . Working on these problem areas every night would help improve his/her learning outcomes.
  • ________ is struggling to keep up in math. He/she could benefit from practicing the multiplication table and should also continue to practice the long division process.
  • ________ is easily distracted during math lessons and behavioral issues are interfering with his/her learning. We will be working on more difficult subjects and he/she will struggle if he/she does not pay attention in class.
  • ________ is having trouble with math tests. He/she does well on assignments, but does not seem to retain information for tests. I always give a week’s notice before tests, so please be sure ________ studies and adequately prepares for them as they approach.
  • ________ is able to calculate addition and subtraction facts to 18 with confidence and accuracy.
  • ________  is becoming more able to calculate addition and subtraction facts to 18 with confidence and accuracy.
  • ________  requires more time and practice in calculating addition and subtraction facts to 18
  • ________ needs to put more effort into learning to calculate addition and subtraction facts to 18.
  • ________  is able to skip count forward and backward by twos, fives, tens, and hundreds to complete short patterns.
  • ________  is learning to skip count forward and backward by twos, fives, tens, and hundreds to complete short patterns.
  • ________  needs practice with skip counting forward and backward by twos, fives, tens, and hundreds to complete short patterns.
  • ________  needs considerable practice with skip counting forward and backward by twos, fives, tens, and hundreds to complete short patterns.
  • ________  is able to demonstrate place value concepts to give meaning to numbers from zero to 1000, identifying ones, tens, and hundreds.
  • ________  is developing an understanding of place value concepts to give meaning to numbers zero to identifying ones, tens, and hundreds.
  • ________  requires more time and practice to demonstrate place value concepts to give meaning to numbers 0 to 1000, identifying ones, tens, and 100s.
  • ________ is able to compare numbers to 1000 using terms such as greater or less and greatest or least.
  • ________ is learning to compare numbers to 1000 using terms such as greater or less and greatest or least.
  • ________ requires support to compare numbers to 1000 using terms such as greater or less and greatest or least.
  • ________ demonstrates a limited understanding in comparing numbers to 1000 using terms such as greater or less and greatest or least.
  • ________ can demonstrate and explain the process of addition of whole numbers up to 100, with and without regrouping.
  • ________ requires ongoing support to demonstrate and explain the process of addition of whole numbers up to 100 with and without regrouping.
  • ________ requires considerable attention and individual instruction to demonstrate and explain the process of addition of whole numbers up to 100 with and without regrouping.

Word problems (math)

  • ________ is able to complete word problems using one- and two-digit addition, showing his/her work and writing a full sentence answer.
  • ________ is becoming more confident in his/her ability to complete word problems using one- and two-digit addition, showing his/her work and writing a full sentence answer.

As we move into language and literacy, the following sections include starter report card comments which cover reading, writing, oral communication and critical thinking skills.

Language arts (general)

  • ________ ’s (comprehension, spelling, reading) has greatly improved, but he/she still needs extra work in (comprehension, spelling, reading). Please contact me if you need supplemental learning materials to use at home for practice.
  • ________  is conscious of putting care into his/her daily writing work, and frequently goes beyond the minimum requirements for assignments.
  • ________ has trouble with his handwriting. I believe he/she can form letters well, but has to slow down and take a little more time. Neater handwriting will improve his/her schoolwork overall.
  • ________ makes a good effort to make his/her handwriting legible. He/she is able to print on the lines, use good spacing, and form letters correctly.
  • ________ needs to focus on her spelling. More improvement is needed in the areas of (dictation, weekly spelling tests, sentence structure). Daily practice at home will help improve his/her results.
  • ________ shows the ability to quickly use spelling, punctuation and grammar rules that were recently taught. He/she is able to quickly learn new skills and is eager to apply them to his/her writing.
  • ________ is having considerable difficulty with reading, particularly with fluency and comprehension.
  • ________ speaks well in front of the class, but requires improvement in written language. He/she is having trouble with (dictation, copying words correctly, story writing, creating logical sequences). Further practice is needed in this area.
  • ________ continues to make excellent progress in spelling and reading. He/she works hard to submit work that is free of grammatical errors.
  • ________ has difficulty remembering previously discussed writing skills and often makes errors with punctuation, grammar, and overall sentence structure. Basic writing skills need improvement.
  • ________ is able to offer direct responses to his/her readings and supports ideas with sound reasoning and specific examples.
  • ________ is learning to offer more direct responses to her reading experiences supported by reasons, examples, and details.
  • ________ needs frequent support to offer direct responses to his/her reading experiences supported by reasons, examples, and details.
  • ________ shows good ability when completing reading comprehension tests.
  • ________ would benefit from extra practice with reading aloud and discussion of content.
  • ________ consistently demonstrates comprehension of short spoken texts by answering questions, and explaining the events described.
  • ________ consistently reads grade-level material independently.
  • ________ uses good editing skills and correctly places capitals, quotation marks, question marks, apostrophes, commas, and periods.
  • ________ is doing a good job of breaking a story into paragraphs
  • ________ determines various forms of writing and identifies important ideas through the development of insightful questions and answers.
  • ________ is able to analyze character actions, story plots, and shows strong fluency with reading.
  • ________ uses correct spelling, grammar and punctuation when writing simple sentences.
  • ________ is encouraged to show increased attention to the use of correct spelling, grammar and punctuation with general writing skills.
  • ________ needs more time and practice in the use of correct spelling, grammar and punctuation with general writing skills.
  • ________ requires considerable assistance to achieve the correct spelling, grammar and punctuation when writing simple sentences.
  • ________ shows an excellent understanding of note taking from lectures and readings in preparation for tests and assignments.
  • ________ requires ongoing support to develop an understanding of note taking from lectures and readings in preparation for tests.
  • ________ was very engaged and focused during distance learning activities, and participated in class discussions.
  • ________ stayed motivated to complete assignments during distance learning, and turned in all required materials on time. 
  • ________ needed some extra prompting to stay engaged during online lessons, but participated well in discussions when called upon. 
  • ________ modeled good online learning behavior for other students.
  • ________ was disruptive during online learning and did not meaningfully participate in class discussions.
  • ________ handled technical problems well and was always prepared.
  • Although he/she couldn’t always access a device, _________ consistently completed online assignments and asked thoughtful questions.
  • ________ should ask more questions during online discussions to avoid confusion later.
  • ________’s attendance during online lessons was infrequent and assignments were not always completed.
  • ________ worked well independently and in a group setting during distance learning activities.
  • ________ is excellent at completing distance learning activities independently, but struggled to engage with his/her classmates during breakout sessions or class discussions.
  • ________ is a technology superstar! He/she rarely needed assistance and even helped other classmates troubleshoot issues.
  • ________ asks good questions and always reaches out proactively when he/she needs help with an assignment or lesson.

Tips for teachers to write more effective student report card comments

1. give yourself extra time and start writing comments early.

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Somewhere around the halfway point to your deadline for report cards, you make your best effort to use time at the end of each week to reflect — and jot down notes — about your students’ performance and class week.

What are their strengths and weaknesses? How are their social skills developing with classmates? How is their class participation - are they an enthusiastic learner? Have they shown great improvement in one particular subject area? Are homework assignments getting done? Have any new challenges come up that affect learning?

Even just a few minutes of note-taking in the weeks preceding report card deadlines will help to ease your stress when the time comes to write your final comments.

Moreover, having a dated log of information detailed throughout the school year will help you remember how students are performing throughout each week, which can be valuable information come parent-teacher conference time.

This will also help to engage and reassure parents who want relevant and detailed commentary about their child’s performance at school.

2. Use free, curriculum-aligned apps for teachers

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Use Prodigy to write insightful report cards with a minimum of hassle. Prodigy Math is an engaging math adventure for students where success depends on correctly answering adaptive math questions. 

As students play, you’ll get insights into:

  • Which skills students are practicing
  • How far they’ve progressed through the curriculum
  • What they’ve mastered and where they need more support

Use one of Prodigy’s eight reports to track student progress throughout the year. When the time comes to write report card comments, you’ll have detailed reports on all your students’ achievements.

Just getting started with Prodigy? No problem! The first time students explore the world of Prodigy Math, they’ll start completing the Placement Test — without even knowing. Once they’re done, you’ll have a snapshot of the grade level they’re at, what they know and specific skills they still need to work on.

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3. Be encouraging, informational and professional

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Although every report card cannot be glowingly positive, do strive to write in an encouraging and informational tone. As you write constructive report card comments, use encouraging language that focuses on the student’s opportunity for improvement.

For example, instead of describing a student struggling with listening as a “bad listener,” remark that the student “would benefit from listening more carefully.”

If appropriate, frame a negative comment in terms of what students are doing well -- and consider how this more successful characteristic can help them bolster performance in other areas.

4. Use a consistent format

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Lead your report card comments with the positive comments, followed by areas that need more attention.

Choosing the right format for reporting information will simplify the entire process, while resulting in a clearer and more organized final product.

If you are unclear about your school’s format for report cards, request samples or consult with other teachers or staff members to clarify.

5. Be honest

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Being open and honest about a student’s performance requires tact and consideration with regard to how you  express  those comments. Be transparent, and remain mindful that your goal is to improve your students’ learning experience.

Openness and honesty are key to ensuring that experience is the best it can be. If possible, discuss what  intervention strategies  you can use to help improve the student’s learning outcomes. 

As elementary teacher Donna Donaghue remarks in her book  A Guide for Beginning Elementary Teachers: Getting Hired and Staying Inspired :

If there is a problem, most parents will be grateful to you for telling them and will want to help you correct it as soon as possible. Many problems that show up at school are also problems noticed at home, so your comments will not surprise parents. Ideally, at some point prior to receiving the progress report, parents have already discussed the problem with you.

6. Move on if you get stuck

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If you get stuck completing the comments for a particular student, move on to your other students and return to it later. You will likely have more trouble completing comments for students who have multiple areas needing further improvement and attention.

Feel free to move on and return to those students periodically or as you find the right language to express your insights.

7. Keep parents and guardians in mind

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While every report card comment is ultimately about your student, think of your students’ parents or guardians as much as possible and offer suggestions for their participation.

In fact, if you can, keep parents up to date on an ongoing basis. This will help ensure they don't get caught off guard by any of your comments.

As you make note of your students’ strengths and weaknesses, endeavor to include practical insights into how parents can involve and support their child at home. If possible, make reference to how you use  differentiated instruction  to support the student in question.

Simple examples of tips for parents include:

  • "Encourage your child to read. It doesn't have to be on your own either. Dedicating time before bed to read together can help make it seem like less of a chore."
  • "Find homework help for your child if needed. Myself and other parents who are also getting homework help for their child are great resources to get started."
  • "Ensure that your child completes their homework by creating a homework routine with your family where incentives like TV or computer time come after homework."
  • "Help your child with organization skills at home. If a room in your house could be tidier, try using that as an opportunity to sort things like toys or dishes and utensils."
  • "Help your child prepare for math tests by focusing their skills in addition and subtraction. If they don't like studying with traditional worksheets, try a digital game-based learning tool to help get them excited about the process."

As high school educator and teaching comprehension expert Anne Goudvis writes in her book Strategies That Work:

It is important that you include the parents in your comment so they know the child’s education is a joint mission. Sometimes you need to sound firm so that parents know you need their help and that you will not allow their child to continue inappropriate behavior.

8. Try not to repeat yourself

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It is unlikely that your students or parents will compare their report card comments, but it is still a best practice to aim for unique commentary for each student that reflects each, individual learning outcome.

9. Proofread, even if you don’t want to

Report card time is perhaps your busiest period of the year, and it is understandable that you want to simply get them over with.

Despite this, you should make sure to double check all your comments before hitting print and handing them out. All your communications to parents are a reflection of you as a teacher, and should mirror the care and attention you show your students in class.

10. Notify parents

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Make use of your school’s parent portal or email system to let parents know — as needed — that report card time is coming up.

This will help parents be prepared, and will also ensure that any important questions they may have are addressed before the final report cards are delivered.

Did you know?

If you're using Prodigy Math in your classroom, you can connect parents to follow their child's progress. A free parent account comes with a monthly report card and insights into classroom learning, helping them stay informed of how their child is doing in class. They can also send their child an encouraging message to cheer their child on as they play and practice skills in Prodigy!

11. Use specific examples with the help of direct observation

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Record and use classroom anecdotes in your assessments. No matter how involved you are in your students’ progress, it can still be difficult to produce specific examples related to their performance if you haven’t recorded them along the way.

When you notice a positive or negative skill, ability, strength, or weakness in a class activity or assignment, be sure to note it down so that you may refer to it in your report card comments. Likewise, consider noting a sample of a student’s work every week or two.

To help with ease of access, keep ongoing files of this work in a personal folder or use a digital tool such as a Google Doc.

Putting this into practice is a time-saver and helps prevent last-minute stress. A strategy like direct observation and note-taking (as soon as possible) is far more reliable than trying to recall information and behaviors from weeks or months prior.

12. Try using tech to help

Writer's block happens to all of us, including teachers. If the report card comments in this article didn't help, fear not, there are still plenty of tools and resources to give you a helping hand.

One new option for teachers is using artificial intelligence (AI) to assist with report card ideas. For example, teachers can use tools like ChatGPT to generate examples for their specific needs.

When using chat technology, try to keep your prompt concise and easy to follow. A good template prompt to follow is:

"Write [number] report card comments for students studying [subject] in [grade]."

Here are some more specific examples to help get you started:

  • Write 50 report card comments for students studying social studies in 5th grade.
  • Generate 20 report card remarks commending a student for a positive attitude to learning.
  • Create 10 report card comments that focus on a student needing to improve their attitude to learning.

Alternatively, you can use spreadsheets and report card builders to manually piece together a report card based on a template of comments.

Important tip: When using AI chat technology, make sure you don't submit any personal details about you or your students. Instead let the tool use a placeholder like "Student".

Key considerations for report card comments at the end of the year

Report card comments should aim to deliver feedback to students and parents that is  personalized, detailed,  and  meaningful .

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Writing report card comments doesn’t have to be stressful. Use these strategies to create livelier, more meaningful evaluations.

Effective report card comments emphasize and discuss:

  • The specific, notable strengths that a student has shown and should attempt to continue to show
  • The specific elements of knowledge, skills, and other outcomes recognized in the curriculum that are the most pertinent to a student’s achievement or development in the period of assessment
  • The major next steps for improvement that will: identify the student’s most important learning needs, offer next steps for students and offer specific recommendations for how parents and guardians can help the student’s learning habits and skills (or the development of those habits and skills)

Effective report card comments are personalized – customized to each, individual student – and discuss:

  • The student’s learning preferences, willingness to learn, and interests
  • Detailed evidence of learning or skill-development gathered from in-class observations, and/or student assignments

Effective report card comments are expressed with clear and simple phrasing, using:

  • An encouraging and/or positive tone
  • Language that is easy to understand for both students and parents, as opposed to educational jargon used from the curriculum

Report Card Comments: Final Thoughts

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Common Sense Education observes that "effective parent communication is crucial in helping students learn. But, for busy teachers it can be challenging just to keep up... Transparency and equity are key to managing any communication between home and school."

Personalized report card comments that are clear, precise, and meaningful are essential for informing students and their parents about what students have learned, what their strengths are and how they can effectively progress.

Among the pressure and deadlines of writing report cards, it can be helpful to keep these key goals in mind.

Get inspired by the report card comment examples — and strategies for success — above to ensure that precision, clarity, and meaning shine through in your report card comments.

When it comes time to hand out your report cards, you can do so with the full confidence that you are doing yourself — and each of your students — the justice your hard work deserves.

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140 Preschool Report Card Comments | PreSchool Teacher Comment Bank

In this article you’ll find plenty of preschool report card comments on various abilities that kids demonstrate in this age group. 3-5yr olds are developing a variety of skills and most common of those are covered within this article.

Using these preschool report card comment examples, you’ll be able to write precise and motivating preschool report card comments for your preschool children.

20 Preschool Report Card Comments for Learning skills

Here are 20 comments for preschool children on their learning skills. Make use of these positive comments for both outstanding as well as average students to write on their preschool report card.

10 Preschool Report Card Positive Comments on Learning skills

  • {student name} is showing great progress in language development and is able to develop the context when {he/she} shares something with the class. {He/She} is a quick learner.
  • {student name} has made significant improvements in cognitive skills such as problem-solving and critical thinking. {His/Her} learning abilities are remarkable.
  • {student name} demonstrates a strong ability to focus and pay attention during class activities and learns things faster than most children. {He/She} is a bright student.
  • {student name} shows great curiosity and is always eager to explore and learn. {He/She} participates in almost all activities and performs really well.
  • {student name} has a great memory and is able to retain information well. {He/She} is a talented child.
  • {student name} is becoming more confident in {his/her} ability to work independently and complete tasks on {his/her} own. Great work!
  • {student name} is developing strong creative skills and is producing imaginative and colourful artwork. Keep it up!
  • {student name} is showing improvement in maths and number sense, and is making strides in basic counting and recognizing shapes. Keep up the good work.
  • {student name} is becoming more confident in early literacy skills such as letter recognition and phonemic awareness. {He/She} has been a good kid and I’ll miss {him/her} next year.
  • {student name} is a fast learner and is almost always among the first few children to finish their class work. Great work!

10 Preschool Report Card Needs Improvement Comments on Learning skills

  • {student name} can learn what is taught in class if {he/she} puts {his/her} mind to it. On various occasions they have displayed such capacity, but {he/she} needs to be more consistent in their efforts.
  • {student name} struggles to follow directions independently but follows them well within groups. Parent’s support might add to the confidence level {he/she} needs to act independently.
  • {student name} needs more practice in recognizing and writing letters and numbers. {He/She} recognises almost 70% of the letters and numbers {he/she} studies in class. With more practice, {he/she} will perform very well.
  • {student name} requires assistance with basic counting and memorising, with some more practice, {he/she} can do so much better.
  • {student name} needs to work on fine motor skills such as cutting, colouring, and writing. {He/She} has a shaky hand and it generally goes away with practice.
  • {student name} struggles to concentrate during group activities and tasks. Communicating with parents will help us understand {him/her} better to help them engage better in class.
  • {student name} needs more support with social skills such as sharing and taking turns. Practising at home will help develop this habit.
  • {student name} engages in activities that {he/she} likes, but doesn’t try out new games. Trying new things is healthy for {his/her} development. With your support, {he/she} should be able to explore more.
  • {student name} finds it difficult to pronounce words and spell them out. Some practise at home will help {him/her} learn faster.
  • {student name} needs more encouragement to participate in class activities and engage with peers. Playing with children in {his/her} age group may help {him/her} open up.

20 Preschool Report Card Comments for Behaviour

You can find some very balanced comments on behaviour of preschool children to put on their report card. These include both positive and needs improvement in behaviour comments.

10 Preschool Report Card Positive Comments on Behavior

  • {student name} demonstrates kindness and empathy towards peers and teachers.
  • {student name} consistently follows classroom rules and routines and sets a very good example for others.
  • {student name} shows respect towards materials and equipment in the classroom. {He/She} puts them back in place after using them every time. {He/She} is very organised and considerate.
  • {student name} displays enthusiasm for learning and trying new things. {He/She} joins every activity and quickly learns the rules.
  • {student name} exhibits responsibility by taking care of personal belongings and belongings of peers. {He/She} is a keeper.
  • {student name} works cooperatively with peers during group activities like ring time and building clay models.
  • {student name} shows initiative by taking on tasks independently and works sincerely on every task assigned to {him/her}
  • {student name} demonstrates good manners, respects teachers and peers and uses polite language.
  • {student name} displays a positive attitude towards school and learning. {He/She} brings a lot of energy to the room and is always ready to begin a new day.
  • {student name} shows appreciation for the efforts of others and gives compliments wherever {he/she} can.

10 Preschool Report Card Needs Improvement Comment on Behavior

  • {student name} struggles to follow classroom rules and routines, but is a well-behaved child. A conference with parents may help us guide {him/her} better.
  • {student name} needs reminders to treat classmates and teachers with kindness and respect. Parent’s involvement may be useful in helping {him/her} engage better with peers.
  • {student name} has difficulty sharing and taking turns with peers. {He/She} may use a little practice sharing things at home with siblings and friends to develop this habit.
  • {student name} requires more encouragement to involve peers in the activities {he/she} engages in. Meeting {his/her} peers outside the classroom setting may prove beneficial.
  • {student name} needs more practice with listening and following directions. {He/She} is more of a free spirit, but some coordination may help {him/her} connect better with peers.
  • {student name} sometimes exhibits disruptive behavior during class and we would be able to understand and support {him/her} better after communicating with parents.
  • {student name} requires reminders to use polite language and good manners. Practising the same at home with friends, siblings and family should be very helpful.
  • {student name} may need more support and confidence to share with class during circle time. Doing similar activities in a more friendly environment like home may be very fruitful.
  • {student name} often interacts rudely with peers {he/she} isn’t friends with. We will be able to make {him/her} more comfortable with all her peers with some support from parents.
  • {student name} doesn’t like to engage in group activities and often plays alone. Being a single child, {he/she} may find it beneficial to play with family friends more often to build a habit of doing things together.

20 Preschool Report Card Comments for Social Skills

Below are 10 positive and 10 needs improvement comments for the preschool report card that you can use to write a balanced report on social skills of the children of your class.

10 Preschool Report Card Positive Comments on Social Skills

  • {student name} is developing strong social-emotional skills and is becoming more adept at recognizing and managing emotions in themselves and others.
  • {student name} builds positive relationships with peers and teachers and is therefore a lot of fun to be with. {He/She} is a very energetic child.
  • {student name} demonstrates empathy and understanding towards others' feelings. {He/She} listens patiently to {his/her} peers and supports them where needed.
  • {student name} shares toys and materials willingly with classmates. Has a healthy habit of borrowing and returning things in good shape.
  • {student name} communicates needs and wants effectively with peers and teachers. {He/She} is often able to convince {his/her} peers to follow {him/her}.
  • {student name} participates in group activities and shows willingness to collaborate. {He/She} often leads the activities.
  • {student name} respects personal boundaries and demonstrates good social manners.
  • {student name} participates in every activity almost everyday. {He/She} is energetic and keeps the atmosphere lively in the class. {He/She} is a pleasure to have in the room.
  • {student name} is curious and interested in learning about different cultures from {his/her} peers and adapts well in new social situations and environments.
  • {student name} shows appreciation when peers and teachers help {him/her} do difficult tasks such as perfecting a clay model.

10 Preschool Report Card Needs Improvement Comments on Behavior

  • {student name} struggles to make friends and build relationships with peers. Social interaction with children {his/her} age in a family setting is a good way to support the child.
  • {student name} should be more comfortable in sharing {his/her} toys with other children. Sharing {his/her} stuff with others at home might help develop the habit.
  • {student name} requires more support in understanding and respecting personal boundaries. Having {him/her} practise the same at home would help establish the habit.
  • {student name} may exhibit aggressive behavior towards peers when {he/she} is not listened to. Often likes to do things {his/her} own way. An opportunity to talk to the parents may help figure out good ways to help {him/her} bond with classmates.
  • {student name} struggles to communicate needs and wants effectively with others and therefore, often plays alone. Having friends over at home to play with might help develop better collaboration skills.
  • {student name} has difficulty understanding social cues and may misinterpret others' intentions thereby, getting into arguments with peers. Learning to adjust with other children is a necessary skill and {he/she} can practise this at home with the help of parents.
  • {student name} needs to develop more patience while interacting with others in the class. {He/She} easily gets frustrated, often not being able to finish the group tasks. Parents’ involvement will be appreciated and will prove fruitful for the child.
  • {student name} is timid and finds it a little difficult to adapt to new circumstances such as playing with a group of children {he/she} has never met before. Meeting new friends and family members may help make this easy for {him/her}.
  • {student name} frequently fails to use respectful language towards others in the class and needs reminders to follow through. Some guidance and support at home might prove beneficial for {his/her} growth and development.
  • {student name} may need more help in understanding and respecting cultural differences as {he/she} finds {himself/herself} in a multicultural environment at school. Learning about differences will make {him/her} more accepting of various cultures.

20 Preschool Report Card Comments for Group Interaction Skills

Use the below comments to write about the group interaction skills of average to outstanding students. All comments are well balanced to share the capabilities of the children while keeping it positive and motivating.

10 Preschool Report Card Positive Comments on Group Interaction Skills

  • {student name} actively engages in group activities and discussions and enjoys the process very much. {He/She} is a catalyst for the class.
  • {student name} shows respect towards peers and their ideas and responds by adding {his/her} points to the existing ideas. Often brings new ideas to the table to bond with others.
  • {student name} collaborates well with others to complete group tasks. {He/She} participates actively in class.
  • {student name} exchanges ideas with group members during group discussions and waits enthusiastically for {his/her} turn to speak.
  • {student name} demonstrates good listening skills when others are speaking, appreciates and encourages {his/her} friends who struggle to participate and share with the group. {He/She} is a mature child. It is a pleasure to have {him/her} in my class.
  • {student name} offers help and support to peers when needed. {He/She} is very kind hearted.
  • {student name} uses problem-solving and critical thinking skills to find solutions in group tasks. {His/her} group is always among the top 5 to finish the task. Keep up the good work.
  • {student name} shows enthusiasm for working in groups and values others' contributions. {He/She} is a very considerate other’s emotions.
  • {student name} understands the importance of teamwork and cooperation. {He/She} is quick to select team mates in the group once a group task is assigned. {He/She} is a bright child.
  • {student name} celebrates group achievements and gives compliments to peers and shows genuine interest and happiness in the achievement of others.

10 Preschool Report Card Needs Improvement Comments on Group Interaction Skills

  • {student name} requires more encouragement to participate in group activities. {He/She} will gain more confidence by playing or doing activities with parents or friends at home.
  • {student name} struggles to take turns during group activities and often misses {his/her} turn leading to lower levels of participation and practise.
  • {student name} needs reminders to join and interact with group members during show and tell sessions.
  • {student name} has difficulty listening to others during group discussions. {He/She} shares their ideas during their turn, but does not acknowledge similar other ideas shared before.
  • {student name} needs practice using kind and respectful language when interacting with peers. Developing this habit will lead to a healthy social life for the child.
  • {student name} has trouble making meaningful contributions in group discussions and show and tell activity. Helping {him/her} recite small stories may help {him/her} develop story-telling skills.
  • {student name} needs encouragement to include all classmates in activities and games. Struggles to work collaboratively with others. Doing things together at home might be a simple way to help develop collaboration skills.
  • {student name} needs practice in expressing thoughts and feelings appropriately to peers. Oftentimes {he/she} is more direct in expressing and {he/she} ends up hurting other children. Regular guidance from parents will prove to be beneficial.
  • {student name} requires some practice in using “sorry”, “thank you”, “please”, and make use of similar expressions and gestures in their conversations to express their feelings better.
  • {student name} seldom interacts during class group discussions, {he/she} may find it helpful to interact in a more friendly atmosphere of their home to practise sharing stories from school or simply speaking at length about anything that interests {him/her}.

20 Preschool Report Card Comments for Class Participation

Here are some comments for average to outperforming children in their preschool age. Use these to express and share with parents on a variety of behaviours from children that is observed in their class participation.

10 Preschool Report Card Positive Comments on Class Participation

  • {student name} actively participates in all class activities. Loves to share in show and tell activities.
  • {student name} demonstrates enthusiasm and curiosity for learning. Asks questions often in class when {he/she} has a doubt.
  • {student name} shows willingness to try new things and take on challenges.
  • {student name} participates in classroom activities and follows directions independently.
  • {student name} shows good listening skills and understanding of class instructions. {He/She} does not hesitate in asking questions which is the best way to learn in class.
  • {student name} collaborates well with peers during group projects and activities. Keeps a healthy participation all the year around.
  • {student name} displays active participation in all activities whether educational or recreational. {He/She} loves singing and dancing a lot. {He/She} is a very cheerful child.
  • {student name} Shares ideas and thoughts with the class during group discussions. Always has stories to tell in the class, {he/she} is an active participant in our class.
  • {student name} demonstrates creativity and imagination in class assignments. {He/She} has made several drawings that I adore personally.
  • {student name} genuinely loves participating in circle time and sharing with class.

10 Preschool Report Card Needs Improvement Comments on Class Participation

  • {student name} needs encouragement to actively participate in group discussions. {He/She} is a little shy and should open up in time with regular practice.
  • {student name} requires support to engage in classroom activities on {his/her} own. {He/She} may feel more confident if encouraged to participate and express themselves frequently.
  • {student name} needs reminders to stay focused and on-task during class. {He/She} participates more often if the activity is of their interest. Opening up and exploring new things might help {him/her} be more engaged in new activities.
  • {student name} participates in games and activities more often than educational activities. Perhaps {he/she} finds it difficult to understand. Parent’s support at home in preparing {him/her} before or after class would help immensely.
  • {student name} needs help in asking for assistance when needed. Some practise on how to ask for what {he/she} needs will help {him/her} get through the day smoothly.
  • {student name} struggles to stay on topic during class discussions. More often shares unrelated stories with the class but always participates in ring time. Assistance from parents at home can help {him/her} focus on the topic of discussion.
  • {student name} seldom asks questions during class and I feel {he/she} simply needs more confidence to speak up in larger groups. Appreciation from parents and practice should help {him/her} boost confidence.
  • {student name} needs to timely complete assignments to be able to participate more effectively in class. When {he/she} has completed {his/her} tasks, {he/she} is more active in class.
  • {student name} is a quiet student who does most of the work independently and communicates less often with peers. Discussing with class is a talent which boosts confidence and the opportunity to interact more often with children will be a great help.
  • {student name} needs practice in raising hands and waiting to be called on during class. {He/She} participates in class, just needs to be more patient and organised to make the activities more efficient for the whole class.

20 Preschool Report Card Comments for Time/Task Management Skills

Use the below comments to write in your preschool report card comments for average to bright children. The comments balance both improvement remarks and excellence remarks with future expectations from the children.

10 Preschool Report Card Positive Comments on Time/Task Management Skills

  • {student name} completes assigned tasks in a timely manner. {He/She} has never come to class with incomplete work. Bravo! Keep up the good work.
  • {student name} uses time effectively during class activities, completes the work during class and does not keep any pending tasks to complete at home. Very focused child.
  • {student name} takes responsibility for completing class assignments and always finishes before time.
  • {student name} follows daily routines and transitions well in a timely manner. {He/She} is a very well organised child.
  • {student name} shows a sound understanding of start and finish time during activities and follows the instructions very well.
  • {student name} manages school time very well and keeps {his/her} work complete and up-to-date. Always comes prepared to class, indicating that {he/she} is very organised in personal life as well.
  • {student name} takes initiative to start and complete tasks without reminders. {He/She} is often the first to copy items from the board.
  • {student name} maintains a clean and organised work area, clears off space timely before and after each activity.
  • {student name} transitions timely between activities and uses the time in each activity efficiently and almost always completes the tasks in the given time.
  • {student name} displays good time management skills during group activities. {He/She} prepares within the given time and speaks sufficiently during their turn.

10 Preschool Report Card Needs Improvement Comments on Time/Task Management Skills

  • {student name} struggles to complete tasks within the allotted time. Often needs more time and is therefore unable to finish tasks in class. Preparing the lessons before class might help gain speed.
  • {student name} needs reminders to use time effectively during class activities. Due to incomplete classwork, {he/she} struggles with large amounts of work to do at home. Help from parents after school will help keep the assignments complete.
  • {student name} requires assistance in organising personal belongings and materials. {He/She} will be able to better manage their time if they organise their personal belongings well before each class. Practising to do so at home will be very useful in developing the habit.
  • {student name} has difficulty transitioning between activities and routines. {He/She} needs more practice switching between tasks and activities.
  • {student name} needs help in understanding time concepts (e.g., days of the week, seasons, etc.). {He/She} faces issues due to lack of proper understanding of the deadlines on their assignments.
  • {student name} requires reminders to complete classwork in class and homework at home. {He/She} usually finds {himself/herself} doing homework in class and class assignments at home. Parent’s involvement will help organise {his/her} schedule better.
  • {student name} needs to organise {his/her} time so {he/she} can complete each task in the assigned time and transition to the next class.
  • {student name} has trouble maintaining a clean and organised work area and that leads to loss of time in beginning and finishing the tasks assigned in class. Organising {his/her} toys and belongings at home will be a good practice to become more organised.
  • {student name} requires assistance in using available resources (e.g., materials, tools) efficiently. {He/She} often takes more time with each material and is unable to pass it on timely to the other children.
  • {student name} struggles to manage time during group activities and projects. Learning to multitask on building models could be a fun way to learn more and be more efficient.

20 Preschool Report Card Comments for Communication Skills

Below comments on communications skills are written to help you describe every student’s talents and improvement areas in language learning. Use these expressive and motivating comments to help boost confidence in the children in your classroom.

10 Preschool Report Card Positive Comments on Communication Skills

  • {student name} communicates effectively and clearly with peers and adults. Good work!
  • {student name} uses a wide range of vocabulary to express {himself/herself} and to share stories with class. Great work!
  • {student name} expresses thoughts and ideas with confidence and enthusiasm. {He/She} uses very polite language to communicate. I’m proud to have {him/her} in the class.
  • {student name} listens attentively and follows directions well. Responds precisely and adequately to questions asked during class. Possesses very good communication skills.
  • {student name} participates actively in group discussions and is able to explain {his/her} ideas clearly. Keep up the good work.
  • {student name} shows interest in learning new words and concepts. {He/She} quickly learns the new vocabulary and takes no time in putting them to use in daily conversations.
  • {student name} uses appropriate tone and variation of voice in conversations. Speaks enthusiastically and has a talent to make {his/her} presentation interesting and lively.
  • {student name} asks and answers questions with ease and clarity. Handles communication well in both formal and informal contexts. Very mature and thoughtful child.
  • {student name} expresses feelings and emotions verbally in a healthy way.
  • {student name} uses nonverbal cues effectively to support verbal communication. Excellent work!

10 Preschool Report Card Needs Improvement Comments on Communication Skills

  • {student name} needs improvement in using complete sentences to express thoughts and ideas. Practice will help develop the skill further.
  • {student name} needs practice reading aloud to hear {his/her} own voice and gain confidence while reading in class.
  • {student name} needs to practise using polite words such as “please” and “thank you” more often when communicating with peers.
  • {student name} needs to develop better eye contact during conversations. It helps one understand if {he/she} is being understood or not. This skill can best be developed by encouraging and appreciating the child so they gain confidence in speaking.
  • {student name} needs to learn to take turns when speaking in group settings. {He/She} is often very excited to share during group speaking activities and find it hard to hold on to their thoughts. Practising to speak taking turns at home could infuse habit and patience over time.
  • {student name} should practise expressing feelings and emotions verbally. {He/She} often engages in non verbal communication such as being upset or angry rather than expressing what they feel. Appreciation and encouragement from parents when the child expresses verbally might help develop the habit.
  • {student name} needs to work on using the appropriate tone of voice and volume when speaking. {He/She} is often very loud and excited to talk. With practice and patience, {he/she} can develop good command over {his/her} voice.
  • {student name} needs to improve ability to ask and answer questions clearly. Should work on framing questions and understanding them when asked by another student.
  • {student name} needs to practise using descriptive language to explain ideas and experiences. You may assist {him/her} by describing various objects to {him/her} and asking {him/her} to repeat after you.
  • {student name} needs to work on using appropriate gestures and body language to support verbal communication. {His/Her} written communication skills are good, but oral expressions need support of facial expressions and body language.

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