Report Card Comments

Report card comments should be specific to the child. Each comment should reflect what your student has accomplished in the reporting period, what areas they may have had trouble in, and next steps for improvement.

It can feel like a huge undertaking when first starting to come up with your own personalized comments.

The comments below are basic starting points that will hopefully help you get started on writing your reports.

There are certain students where you will need to add more detail to show what they have done in the class and areas in which they can improve.

The first comment under each heading is my “Level 4” or “A” comment, under that is a “Level 3” or “B” comment, and finally there is a “Level 2” or “C” comment.

*N* indicates student name (i.e. Michael)

*4* stands for “he/she”

*2* stands for “his/her”

This year I am only teaching the arts and a few periods of Physical Education and Health.

If you have any Language Arts or Mathematics comments you’d like to share, please leave a comment below.

Here are my comments . . .

HEALTH

*N* has an excellent understanding of how to make healthy food choices for meals and snacks. *4* was able to create a one day meal plan that included a wide range of healthy foods for every meal and snacks. *N* is encouraged to continue to make healthy food choices at school and at home.

*N* has a good understanding of how to make healthy food choices for meals and snacks. *4* was able to create a one day meal plan that included healthy foods for every meal and snacks. *N* is encouraged to continue to make healthy food choices at school and at home.

*N* has an understanding of how to make healthy food choices for meals and snacks. *4* was able to create a one day meal plan that included some healthy foods for every meal and snacks. *N* is encouraged to continue to make healthy food choices at school and at home.

GYM

*N* enthusiastically participates in cooperative games, sports, and fitness activities. *4* demonstrates a high level of skill and understanding across a range of games and activities. *N* is encouraged to take a leadership role and help build the confidence of *2* teammates.

*N* is an active participant in cooperative games, sports, and fitness activities. *4* demonstrates a good level of skill and understanding across a range of games and activities. *N* is encouraged to cooperatively work with *2* peers and teammates.

*N* sometimes participates actively in cooperative games, sports, and fitness activities. *4* demonstrates some skill and understanding across a range of games and activities. *N* is encouraged to model good sportsmanship in all areas of the program.

DANCE

*N* has learned dance moves and routines this term with success. *4* is an active participant in class and shows initiative when working alone and in small groups. We will continue to build on *N*s performance skills in the next term.

*N* has learned dance moves and routines this term with success. *4* is an active participant in class and works well in small groups. We will continue to build on *N*’s performance skills in the next term.

*N* has learned dance moves and routines this term with some success. *4* is an active participant in class and works in small groups with some assistance. We will continue to build on *N*’s performance skills in the next term.

DRAMA

*N* is able to perform short dramatic works in front of an audience. *4* uses action and tone of voice proficiently in *2* presentations. Next term we will focus on using a variety of drama techniques to communicate the meaning of work effectively.

*N* is able to perform short dramatic works in front of an audience. *4* uses appropriate actions and a good tone of voice in *2* presentations. Next term we will focus on using a variety of drama techniques to communicate the meaning of work effectively.

*N* is able to perform short dramatic works in front of an audience. With some assistance, *4* uses action and tone of voice in *2* presentations. Next term we will focus on using a variety of drama techniques to communicate the meaning of work effectively.

GRADE 5 MUSIC

In Music, *N* is able to perform unison and two-part music on the Alto Recorder with proficiency. *4* demonstrates an excellent understanding of musical notation. Continue to challenge yourself, *N*, with a focus on dynamics and phrasing.
In Music, *N* is able to perform unison and two-part music on the Alto Recorder with accuracy. *4* demonstrates a good understanding of musical notation. Next term, we will work on memorizing the fingering positions for the notes of the Concert Bb scale.

In Music, *N* is beginning to be able to perform unison and two-part on the Alto Recorder with some guidance. *4* demonstrates a basic understanding of music but will benefit from asking questions and getting extra help when needed.

GRADE 6 MUSIC

In Music, *N* is able to perform unison and two-part music on *2* instrument with proficiency. *4* demonstrates an excellent understanding of musical notation. Continue to challenge yourself, *N*, with a focus on dynamics and phrasing.

In Music, *N* is able to perform unison and two-part music on *2* instrument with accuracy. *4* demonstrates a good understanding of musical notation. *4* is encouraged to memorize the fingering positions for the notes of the Concert Bb scale.

In Music, *N* is beginning to be able to perform unison and two-part music on *2* instrument. *4* demonstrates an understanding of musical notation. *4* is encouraged to set aside time for additional practise to improve pitching, rhythm, and tone.

GRADE 7 MUSIC

In Music, *N* plays confidently and consistently in tune. *4* demonstrates an excellent understanding of musical notation. Continue to challenge yourself, *N* by adding dynamics and articulation in your performances.

In Music, *N* plays accurately and in tune. *4* demonstrates a good understanding of musical notation. *N* would benefit from memorizing the fingering positions for the notes of the Concert Bb scale.

In Music, *N* performs in tune with some guidance. *4* demonstrates an understanding of musical notation. *N* is encouraged to practise regularly to improve pitching, rhythm, and tone.

GRADE 8 MUSIC

In Music, *N* plays confidently and consistently in tune. *4* demonstrates an excellent understanding of musical notation. Continue to challenge yourself, *N* by adding dynamics and phrasing in your performances.

In Music, *N* plays accurately and in tune. *4* demonstrates a good understanding of musical notation. *N* would benefit from memorizing the fingering positions for the notes of the Concert Bb scale.

In Music, *N* performs in tune with some guidance. *4* demonstrates an understanding of musical notation. *N* is encouraged to practise regularly to improve pitching, rhythm, and tone.

GENERAL MUSIC COMMENT

*N* has learned to play *4* instrument this term with success. *N* is an active participant in class and shows initiative when working alone and with *4* section. We will continue to build on N阵 performance skills in the next term.